South Australia's new citrus trade body takes shape

Top Stories
South Australia's new citrus trade body takes shape

Citrus grower and grape industry chief Con Poulos has been appointed chair of the new regional trade body representing South Australia's AUD$350 million (US$366 million) citrus industry.

Poulos is director of Australia’s largest grape supply co-operative CCW Co-operative and will head a committee of growers, a packer and a marketer.

Committee members include David Arnold, Penny Smith, Anthony Fulwood, Mark Doecke, Donna Mercurio-Homan and Steve Burdette.

The South Australian Regional Advisory Committee (SARAC) committee will be the regional arm of Citrus Australia, following the recommendation of a government-appointed selection committee.

Citrus Australia chair Tania Chapman, said Poulos' appointment was a positive step forward and a fresh start for the South Australian citrus industry.

"As an advisory committee to Citrus Australia, SARAC will unite and strengthen the industry through more effective regional and national programs, as well as cut cost and duplication for growers."

She said her organization would work with SARAC to hold their first meeting later this month and said she was looking forward to the "skills and passion" which the new commitee members would bring.

Related stories: South Australia to set up citrus growers association

Subscribe to our newsletter