Meet our team
At AUSVEG SA we are fortunate to have a strong team and board of management working everyday to improve the lives of growers and the outlook for industry in our state. We are privileged to have had a dedicated team support us since our company's inception in 2014.
AUSVEG SA Team
Jordan Brooke-Barnett, Chief Executive Officer
Jordan has led AUSVEG SA since the association's inception in 2014 and has spearheaded the growth of the company to one of the best resourced and influential organisations in South Australian agriculture. Prior to this role, Jordan has had a significant career in government relations and public affairs working as the National Manager of Public Affairs for national advocacy group AUSVEG and in Canberra as a media advisor within government. Jordan has a Masters of Business and Marketing from the Monash University and is passionate about the opportunties for horticulture to grow in South Australia.
Claire McClelland, Export Development Manager
Claire is an experienced horticultural export expert who runs AUSVEG SA's export facilitation program and works with horticultural businesses throughout the state to improve export outcomes. She is an experienced horticultural trader having worked for some of the largest growing businesses in Australia and has a strong background in trade at the industry level through her roles in industry associations.
Thang Hoang Le "Aussie Kev", Vietnamese Extension Officer
Kev works for AUSVEG SA as one of our Vietnamese Extension Officers. A grower with a strong family background on the Northern Adelaide Plains, Kev spends much of his time out working in the Vietnamese community to ensure non-english speaking growers have access to the skills and knowledge necessary in their businesses. Kev is a past AUSVEG SA state and AUSVEG national Young Grower of the Year who is passionate about sharing knowledge and improving profitability for SA growers.
Tinh "Tim" Lai, Vietnamese Extension Officer
A recent arrival from Vietnam, Tim had a varied and storied career in Media in his homeland before joining AUSVEG SA. A relative newcomer to the industry, Tim is passionate about working with growers to help improve knowledge and is an asset to the AUSVEG SA team through his understanding of media and communication with growers.
Board of Management
AUSVEG SA has a Board of Management of grower Directors with oversight of company governance and operations. Currently, the AUSVEG SA Board of Management comprises the following representatives:
Mr Kingsley Songer, 4 Ways Fresh (Chair)
Mr Graeme Pitchford, Pitchford Produce (Deputy Chair)
Mr Ryan Densley, Virginia Farm Produce
Mr Michael Vorrasi, DSA Fresh
Mr Danny De Ieso, Thorndon Park Produce
Mr Jordan Brooke-Barnett, AUSVEG SA (Company Secretary)