The Hort Innovation Board has advised that chief executive John Lloyd has announced he will step down in the second half of 2018, following eight years leading Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and Hort Innovation.

After a decade of leadership in the horticultural industry, Mr Lloyd said he will move on to pursue new opportunities in the latter part of 2018. Mr Lloyd has said he would support the Board during the succession process and would continue to provide leadership continuity through this period.

Hort Innovation Chairman Selwyn Snell has thanked Mr Lloyd for his excellent management and leadership, and the Board has recognised the significant contribution that he has made to the horticulture industry.

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