Shape the future of the Australian avocado industry!

Expressions of interest are sought for a new advisory panel

Suitably qualified Australian growers and other avocado supply chain stakeholders are invited to express interest in joining the new Production RD&E Panel.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31 March 2023.

Here are the details:

Expressions of Interest: Avocado Industry Production Research Development & Extension (RD&E) Advisory Panel 

Hort Innovation in partnership with Avocado Australia Ltd (AAL) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified growers and other supply chain stakeholders for the Avocado Industry Production Research Development and Extension (RD&E) Advisory Panel.

The Avocado Industry Production RD&E Advisory Panel provides strategic investment advice to Hort Innovation in relation to industry production and post-harvest research, development and extension programs funded by industry R&D levies and matching dollars from the Australian Government. They are guided by the strategic priorities set out in the industry Strategic Investment Plan.

We are seeking individuals with the following skills and experience:

  • Avocado production
  • Avocado post-harvest/supply chain (domestic/export)
  • Research/trials experience and or expertise
  • Knowledge or understanding of current extension and communications
  • Strong industry networks
  • Understanding of Industry risks and challenges
  • Demonstrated awareness of innovation/new technology.

If you would like to help shape the future of the Australian Avocado industry, apply by using the Expressions of Interest form on Hort Innovation’s website.

Applications will be assessed and shortlisted by a selection panel. The selection panel may then interview shortlisted candidates and will recommend the final panel composition to the Hort Innovation Executive and AAL Board.

For more information or to have a form sent to you, please contact Corrine Jasper Head of Industry Services and Delivery at 0439 433 885 or

This article appears as part of the 10 March 2023 edition of Guacamole.

Author: Anna Petrou
Date Published: 09/03/2023