New and familiar faces on the NGISA board

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of NGISA has seen the appointment of three new members to the Board.

  • Amanda Stewart from Barrow & Bench Mitre 10. Amanda is not only owner with her husband Paul of the Malvern Mitre 10 she is also a keen landscape and garden designer, providing advice to customers of their AGCAS accredited garden centre and beyond.
  • Dan Austin, TAFE lecturer at Urrbrae. Dan was a student at Urrbrae TAFE a decade ago and since then has had an interesting horticultural career around the world, before returning to TAFE to lecture now.
  • Craig Norman from Wholesale Plants and Products. Craig is no stranger to NGI management having been on the SA Board before, acted as SA’s director on the board of NGIA and served as national president from 2011 to 2013.

Re-elected unopposed or remaining on the board are president Graham Brown from Garden City Plastics, vice president David Eaton from Ball Australia, Jeff Clark of Craigburn Nursery, Stephen Simon of Morgan Park Garden Centre, Samantha Hallfrom Greenstead Nursery, Jason Scroop from Poplar Grove and Peter Jong from Jongs Nursery, who also takes on the role of treasurer.

Thank you to retiring members

At the AGM President Graham Brown paid special tributes to the retiring members of the board, Bronwyn Bennier from Cleveland Nursery, Chris Physentzou from Adelaide Plant Growers and John Zwar TAFE Lecturer at Urrbrae.

Both Bronwyn and Chris had served on the board since 2010, and John since 2012. Chris had served as treasurer as well. “On behalf of all members I thank them for their valuable contributions over the years in different ways. It is also great to see that John is continuing his support for the association by serving on the reconvened Grow Me Instead committee where his plant knowledge is greatly valued,” said Graham.

Read the President’s Annual Report here.