About us

vegetablesWA has been the peak industry body representing vegetable growers in Western Australia for almost 70 years. Our purpose is to assist growers, industry and government to maintain a profitable and sustainable vegetable industry.

As we are all aware our industry is changing rapidly with the issues being wide and complex. To assist you we have a team of skilled people to address the key areas in which an industry association can assist your business. These include advocacy & representation, development extension, value chain & export development, marketing & business services.

vegetablesWA looks after 1,000+ WA vegetable growers who pay a fee for service on the sale of their product. This fee for service is then spent on projects through the applications submitted to the Agriculture Produce Commission (APC), Vegetable Producers Committee (VPC).

Our people

John Shannon - CEO

John Shannon - CEO

0488 111 526

Rebecca Blackman - Financial & Comms Manager & WA Grower Queries

Rebecca Blackman - Financial & Comms Manager & WA Grower Queries

0428 523 158

Truyen Vo - Vietnamese Industry Extension Officer

Truyen Vo - Vietnamese Industry Extension Officer

0457 457 559

Lauren Thompson - Industry Extension Officer

Lauren Thompson - Industry Extension Officer

0427 373 037

Paul Graham - Marketing Manager

Paul Graham - Marketing Manager

0414 382 738

Bryn Edwards - Benchmark Lead

Bryn Edwards - Benchmark Lead

0417 409 821

Committee of Management

Dan Kuzmicich - vegetablesWA President Carnarvon

Dan Kuzmicich - vegetablesWA President Carnarvon

Maurice Grubisa - Vice President

Maurice Grubisa - Vice President

Maureen Dobra - Gingin East

Maureen Dobra - Gingin East

Aaron Natoli - Gnangara

Aaron Natoli - Gnangara

Duc Nguyen - Carnarvon

Duc Nguyen - Carnarvon

Paul Shain - Carnarvon

Paul Shain - Carnarvon

Howard Shapland - Albany

Howard Shapland - Albany

Peter Ivankovich - Myalup

Peter Ivankovich - Myalup

Bao Nguyen - Geraldton

Bao Nguyen - Geraldton

Lauren East - Manjimup

Lauren East - Manjimup

Sam Grubisa - Wanneroo

Sam Grubisa - Wanneroo

The Agriculture Produce Commission

Ausveg

AUSVEG is the national peak industry body representing the interests of Australian vegetable and potato growers and is committed to securing the industry’s future.

Horticulture Innovation Australia

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (HIA) is a not-for-profit, grower-owned Research and Development Corporation (RDC) for Australia’s $9 billion horticulture industry. HIA invests more than $100 million in research, development and marketing programs annually.