Operational Team of Experts

Australian Organic’s operational team of experts are supported by the Chief Executive Officer. Based at AOL's HQ in Brisbane, the operational team contribute to the day-to-day running of the organisation. See our team members below to learn more about them.

Amanda McLennan
Marketing Manager

Amanda joined Australia Organic in early 2019 as Marketing Projects Coordinator with over ten years’ experience working within corporate marketing teams delivering design, event and marketing projects. Amanda now leads the marketing team as Marketing Manager, overseeing all marketing campaigns, communications and events including Australian Organic Awareness Month.

Contact for: Marketing, projects and events

Harriet Kendrick
Communications & Digital Coordinator

Harriet joined Australian Organic in April 2019 with a background in digital marketing and creative writing. Harriet oversees day-to-day management of all four AOL websites, member & industry communications, digital and print publications including the quarterly e-magazine, and assists with media enquiries.

Contact for: Websites, advertising, publications, articles, general communications

Josefine Pettersson
Technical Officer

Josefine Pettersson joined AOL as Technical Officer in June 2021 with a focus on standards development and market access to further advance the Organic industry. Josefine has a Masters of Organic Agriculture coupled with industry experience, at management level, in both cropping and livestock. Having worked in the EU and Australia, she brings a new perspective of Organic Agriculture and insight to advancing opportunities of Australian producers.

Kelly Treacy
Executive Assistant

Kelly joined Australian Organic in July 2019. As Executive Assistant, Kelly directly supports CEO Niki Ford, the Board of Directors and the Industry Advisory Committees. Kelly also supports the AOL team with day-to-day diary management, meeting coordination and administration support.

Contact for: CEO & Board coordination, Advisory Committee queries, Government & industry communications, grant applications, meeting & general enquiries.

Louise Wright
Social Media Coordinator

Louise joined Australian Organic in October 2020 with a background in social media, events, content creation and photography. Louise oversees day-to-day management of all Australian Organic social media including the Bud Organic Club and Australian Organic Schools.

Contact for: Social media

Marie Deletoille
Membership Executive

Marie joined Australian Organic Limited in July 2021 as Membership Executive. With a background in hospitality and customer service, Marie will dedicate her time to supporting members and continuing to provide outstanding members value.

Nicholas Mukherjee
Research and Policy Officer

Nicholas joined Australia Organic Limited in March 2021 as the Research and Policy Officer with a background in policy work within government departments and for a member of parliament. Nicholas oversees AOL’s research and policy work including positions on policy and legislation affecting the organics industry.

Niki Ford
Chief Executive Officer

Driven by her rural roots and educated through her study of nutritional medicine, Niki Ford has a strong interest in agriculture and organics. She has held several senior leadership positions within the organic industry and joined Australian Organic in 2018 as General Manager; becoming CEO in 2019. Since then, Niki has successfully navigated a demerge, restructured the operational team and established strong connections with Government and Industry.

Shari Burke
Partnerships & Operations Manager

Shari joined Australian Organic in February 2020, with a background in not-for-profit, member-based organisations, as well as sponsorships and events. Shari will oversee partnerships for Australian Organic, looking after members and sponsors in order to strengthen ongoing relationships.

Contact for: Partnerships, member queries, sponsorship & advertising opportunities,