Our Staff

Chris O’Connor

ePHAC Manager

With a strong background in horticulture, Chris has held commercial buying roles with major retailers, as well as roles with state and national peak industry bodies. Chris has deep experience in delivering extension programs in biosecurity and has supported the delivery of the nursery industry’s BioSecure HACCP program. Recently Chris has also worked with Macquarie University, where he focused on engaging growers and other key stakeholders in Fruit Fly Sterile Insect Technique R&D funded through the Hort Innovation SITPlus program.

In addition to his industry experience, Chris holds a Bachelor of Horticulture, Master of Sustainable Agriculture and is currently studying a Master of Research at Macquarie University part time focusing on detecting the origin and host use of invasive arthropods using isotopes and biometals.