Guest Presenter: Richard Bennett
Product Integrity and Training & Leadership Manager
Richard Bennett is the Product Integrity and Training & Leadership Manager for Horticulture Australia Limited.
is responsible for a portfolio of about 70 projects in training & leadership, quality, food safety, food security, best practice and supply chain, across all horticulture sectors.
is currently managing over 1,200 projects.
For 1-2 days per week, Richard
is a HAL project, where his
role is to protect consumer and market confidence in the safety of fresh and processed horticultural produce.
This involves working with HAL members on preparing crisis management plans, working with members when there is an incident that could cause reputational harm, and addressing QA, food standards, traceability, food security and related areas.
has worked in the nursery, seed and fruit processing industries, and as an industry development officer, trainer, agronomist and executive officer for a number of fruit grower organisations.
formal qualifications include orchard management, agricultural science, agribusiness, training and food safety.
is based in Shepparton, Victoria.