Anthony is the Research & Development Team Leader at Horticulture Innovation Australia. He oversees investment in the areas of emerging technologies and commercialisation for Australian horticultural industries. Prior to Horticulture Innovation Australia, Anthony spent 6 years at Nursery & Garden Industry Australia in various research, policy and industry development roles. Anthony has wide experience along the agribusiness value chain including technical production, strategy development, project management, communication and successful delivery of results, outcomes and solutions with customers and employees.
In 2013, Anthony was awarded the prestigious Kendle Wilkinson Young Outstanding Horticultural Scientist Award which recognised his commitment and enthusiasm to bridge the gap between science and farm best practice. In 2015 he was named the inaugural Young Leader by Standards Australia for his commitment to standardisation having led the drafting of a new Australian Standard.
Anthony holds a PhD in Agricultural Science, a Masters in Agribusiness and a Honours Degree in Horticultural Science. He is an Affiliate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been a member of APEN for several years.
Anthony believes building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders is imperative to delivering tenable outcomes and is passionate about implementing strategies to enhance the adoption of research that leads to meaningful on farm change.