Douglas Phillips

Director

Doug Phillips served as a director and chairman of the Australian Banana Growers’ Council during two separate exotic disease incursions: banana freckle and Panama Tropical Race 4. He understands plant health policy and government policy processes, plant health management and international trends in plant health practices from the unique perspective of an affected industry.

He has sound business and financial management skills and was involved in strategic planning processes for the banana and horticulture industries, and the development of strategic investment plans for the banana industry.

Doug has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University. He is a Director of the Voice of Horticulture, and is co-owner and manager of Johnstone River Produce, producing bananas, papaya and passionfruit in Far North Queensland.

He has received a number of awards including the Banana Industry Award of Honour in 2017, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland’s Excellence in Industry Leadership Award in 2016, and was a finalist for the Peter Kenny Medal in 2016.