Gavin is a seasoned fresh produce grower and industry leader respected for farming innovation and commitment to quality.

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About Gavin

Gavin drives an expanding business with more than 1,010 hectares under cultivation and a seasonally fluctuating workforce spread over multiple locations.

He identifies growth opportunities and makes sure the company’s strategic direction is in line with quality – the cornerstone of Piñata Farms’ philosophy – as well as family values. Gavin’s proudest achievements include expanding pineapple production to Mareeba in 1996 and identifying the Honey Gold mango variety as suitable for commercialisation.

Leading from the front 

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A hands-on visionary, Gavin heads a management team and board of directors. He is former chairman of the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA), a director of the Raspberry and Blackberry Australia board (RABA)  and also the Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA).

Gavin is also on the NT Farmers Association board, is a member of the pineapple industry marketing advisory committee and managing director of joint venture company, BerryWorld Australia.