Brad Rodgers has been elected as chair of Avocados Australia replacing Jim Kochi at the head of the leading industry body’s board.
Rodgers has been an avocado grower for five years and served as a director for Western Australia for three years. Prior to farming Rodgers had 30 years of experience as a certified financial planner, and before that was an army engineer.
Rodgers expressed his sincere thanks to Jim Kochi for his years of service.
“We have been very fortunate to have Jim in this role for the last decade. His commitment, passion, experience, knowledge, quick witted humour and empathy have been a great mix and all stakeholders owe him a huge thank you and congratulations,” said Rodgers.
Kochi steps down as chair of Avocados Australia after 12 years of service but will stay on the board as the director for North Queensland. He said it has been a pleasure serving as chair and he has enjoyed dealing with all the people concerned with that role.
“I have enjoyed working with allthe people within the industry and having a role to play in allowing positive things to happen to make the Australian avocado industry the success that it now is,” Kochi said.