Darryl Barbour

National Manager, Fruit Fly Council

Darryl Barbour completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied and Molecular Ecology (Entomology) at the University of Adelaide, which included investigations of the role predatory mites play in the control of Kelly’s citrus thrips. He was also involved with population monitoring and insecticide trials for onion thrips.

Prior to joining PHA, Darryl was employed with the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources where he was responsible for developing import risk analyses, and leading market access negotiations for Australian horticultural commodities. Most recently he worked on border compliance and surveillance projects to maintain Australia’s biosecurity status.

In his role as National Manager, Fruit Fly Council, Darryl will lead the development of cost effective and sustainable approaches to managing fruit flies across all production areas, supporting domestic and international market access.