Citrus Australia’s head office is based in Mildura, Victoria. Our staff includes a small, dedicated and passionate team of people, working to both develop and support the Citrus Industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Judith is the Chief Executive Officer at Citrus Australia Limited. She previously held this position for Australian Citrus Growers Incorporated since their relocation from Adelaide to Mildura in 2001.
Judith was involved with the restructure of this national peak body into Citrus Australia Ltd in October 2008. This was as a result of three years of industry consultation.
Judith has extensive experience in public speaking, including speaking at the Quarantine and Market Access Conference in Canberra in 2001 and 2003; the ABARE Outlook Conference in 2007 and 2009; PMA Fresh Connections Conference 2009 and was invited as guest speaker at the International Citrus Forum in China in 2008.
Judith is a graduate Bachelor of Science from Adelaide University and a Bachelor of Business from University of South Australia. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and member of the Australian Institute of Management.
Market Information & Quality Manager
Nathan Hancock is the Citrus Quality and Market Information Manager for Citrus Australia. Nathan has worked in the horticulture industry for 17 years and the citrus industry for the past 10 years beginning in Western Australia where he was the industry development officer for the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia. Since commencing with Citrus Australia in 2011 Nathan has been instrumental in the adoption of new maturity and quality standards in the national industry and has been the driver behind improved industry statistics including the citrus tree census, national plantings database, production forecast model and the online export application system.
Market Information & Quality Project Officer
Mara Milner has a biological science degree from Deakin University and has worked in a number of food safety laboratories including almost ten years in one of the citrus industry’s largest export packing houses Mildura Fruit Company.
Mara was successful in obtaining a Citrus Australia travel bursary to attend the 2012 International Citrus Congress in Spain whilst working in the citrus industry.
Mara has experience in food and fruit maturity testing, chemical reside testing, quality and food safety compliance and training, reporting and grower communication.
Citrus Market Access Manager
David joined the Citrus Australia team in December 2012 in the new role of Citrus Market Access Manager.
David’s background could not be more suited for the role. David was previously employed by the Department of Agrigulture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF), Plant Biosecurity Horticulture Division, and more recently by DAFF Horticulture Exports.
David has also worked with NSW DPI in fruit fly research.
David will continue to forge strong relationships in Canberra with a focus on improving market access and protocols.
Communications & Events Manager
Susie has provided her services at various times over the years to the peak industry body, including as a previous staff member with Australian Citrus Growers Inc. as Communications Manager.
After completing a Bachelor of Communications and Diploma of Human Resources, Susie has held various roles in a communication capacity.
Susie currently assists Citrus Australia two and a half days per week in the capacity of Communications Consultant including website, event and sponsorship management.
Kellie currently holds the position of Accountant with Citrus Australia Ltd, appointed in August 2012, and is based in the Mildura office.
Kellie has a strong background in accounting, having worked as a practising accountant for the last 16 years. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds degrees in Business and Computer Science.
Kellie provides accountancy services on a contractual basis to the company.
Shay joined the team as Administration Officer in February 2016, and is now the friendly voice that greets you when you call the Citrus Australia office.
Holding strong experience within the administration field, including being a systems whiz, Shay is throwing herself into the role, as well as the industry.
Shay currently works in the office every week from Tuesday through to Friday.