Management Committee

The management committee of Passionfruit Australia is made up of members from all areas within the passionfruit industry, including growers and supply chain members.

Management committee members, including the President and Treasurer are elected by vote at the annual general meeting.

The management committee meets up to four times a year. Face-to-face meetings are held twice a year where required and teleconference meetings are used to ensure regular association business is handled in the intervening times.

Positions on the management committee are occupied in a volunteer capacity which means that expenses like phone or travel costs are not covered by Passionfruit Australia, except where the expense is directly related to a project being funded by strategic levy investment under the Hort Innovation Passionfruit Fund or where the member is acting on behalf of the whole association at an Industry meeting, for example. This demonstrates that the people on the management committee are solely dedicated to the development of the passionfruit industry for the benefit of all growers.

All stakeholders in the passionfruit supply chain are invited to get involved – both as members of Passionfruit Australia and as members of Hort Innovation. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.

The Association is supported by an Industry Services Manager on a part-time basis.  From 1 July 2023, our ISM is Heidi Nash who is based in the Glass House Mountains in SE Qld.

Heidi can be contacted on 0412 762 728 or

Hello, I’m Heidi Nash. I am a Sunshine Coast mum of three. I have a degree in public health, permaculture qualifications, and a vast array of experience to bring to the role, having worked for non-government organisations in the public health sector and managing a small family business. I have an interest in regenerative farming, all aspects of fruit and vegetable growing and of course I love passionfruit! I love to meet with growers and have a chat and will always take you up on your offer of a cuppa! Please feel free to call or email and I will do my best to assist you with your passionfruit queries.

Dennis Chant

Cynthia Barbagallo

Brad Millard

Megan Crowhurst

Aidan Hutton

Jarod Agostinelli

Jason Miles