Tasmanian vegetable and potato grower Michael Radcliff has been elected to the Ausveg board. He will replace potato and onion grower David Addison, who is stepping down after serving nearly 10 years on the Board, including three years as deputy chair. Radcliff's three-year term on the board started following the board meeting on November 21.
Radcliff, along with his wife Heidi, owns and runs Rhebanvale, a family-farm based in Wesley Vale, Tasmania, that grows a variety of vegetable products, including potatoes, broccoli, peas, beans, carrots and onions. He has been involved in the vegetable and potato industries for many years, having served on a range of industry committees and associations.
He currently serves on one of two Hort Innovation strategic investment advisory committees for the vegetable industry.
Ausveg chair, Bill Bulmer, said Mr Radcliff was a welcome addition on the board as he has a wealth of on-farm and broader industry experience and a proven track-record of working with other growers and associations for the betterment of the entire industry.
"Tasmania is a major producer of high-quality vegetables for the local and international fresh market, as well as the processing market, and it is important to have a strong local advocate to raise important issues that affect the many potato and vegetable growers in the region," Bulmer said. "As a successful business owner and proven industry advocate, Michael will be a perfect addition to the Ausveg board.