10 March 2021


AUSVEG has announced that James Whiteside has resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 July 2021, to pursue other interests.


Mr Whiteside was appointed to the role of AUSVEG CEO in December 2016. He will remain in the role to oversee the delivery of the industry’s largest conference Hort Connections in Brisbane and to hand over the role to the incumbent.


AUSVEG Chair Bill Bulmer said that the Board has accepted the resignation and wishes Mr Whiteside well in his future endeavours.


“Throughout his time at AUSVEG, James has focused strongly on delivering value to the country’s vegetable and potato growers and has been a strong advocate for efficient and effective representation at national and state levels,” said Mr Bulmer.


“James was instrumental in the establishment of the Horticulture Council, which has ensured that the vegetable and potato industries, and the broader horticulture industry, contribute a consolidated view on important national policy discussions that impact businesses throughout the supply chain.”


“James has also overseen the continued development of the industry’s largest conference, Hort Connections, which has grown year on year since his appointment and remains the signature event in Australian horticulture.”


“On behalf of the Board I would like to thank James for his contribution and wish him well into the future.”


A search for Mr Whiteside’s replacement is underway.




MEDIA CONTACT: Shaun Lindhe, AUSVEG National Manager – Communications
Phone: 03 9882 0277, Mobile: 0405 977 789, Email: shaun.lindhe@ausveg.com.au