Jolyon Burnett

Director

Jolyon has a 40 year career in industry leadership, association management, agriculture, environmental science and as a non-executive director and board chair.

Jolyon is currently Chair of the National Farmers Federation Horticulture Council, the peak body for horticulture in Australia. He is a Board Member of the North Coast Local Land Services, the NSW government agency charged with natural resource management in the north coast. He has served on boards and represented horticulture at local, national and international level for both government and industry. These include the Australian Nut Industry Council, the International Nut and Dried Fruits Council, Horticulture Australia Council and NSW Business North Coast Regional Advisory Council.

Jolyon has led the Australian macadamia, irrigation and nursery & garden industries as CEO of the national bodies. He has managed multi-million dollar research and development programs and overseen the global marketing of Australian macadamias, one of the most iconic food exports. He has been involved in the development of a number of national programs including National Tree Day and Smart Approved WaterMark.

Through PHA he has been involved in numerous exotic pest and disease responses including myrtle rust, chestnut blight, red fire ant and varroa mite.

Jolyon has degrees in Agricultural Science, Environmental Science and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma course.

He lives at Eltham with his wife Annie on a small holding with 2 cats, 10 chickens and numerous poorly grown fruit and nut trees.