OUR STRATEGY

Australian Organic remains as the member based, not-for-profit, industry body with a responsibility to protect and promote the agricultural and ecological resources of Australia.

Our Constitution

Meet Our Board

Andrew Monk

Chairman

Andrew Monk is highly regarded in environmental, food safety and organic auditing systems. He is currently the Managing Director of Victorian environmental services company, Mulching Technologies; as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New England; Chairman for leading Australian solar and battery design company Enervest; and Chairman of ASX listed company Murray River Organics (ASX:MRG).

Kim Morgan

Director

Kim Morgan’s passion for organics resulted in the establishment of the certified food business mOrganics. Kim is the representative for farmer member Gemtree Vineyards and organises and runs International Trade Missions and stands at trade and consumer events in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia.

Quentin Kennedy

Director

Quentin Kennedy owns and manages Kialla Pure Foods, an organic cereal grain processing operation based in Darling Downs, Queensland. This business supplies product to retail, manufacturing and wholesaling operations throughout Australia, while exporting to Asia and New Zealand. Quentin has served on the board since 2005.

Martin Meek

Director

Martin Meek began his working life as a high school teacher before establishing the Flannery franchise group of stores with Mal Flannery in 1994, where he remained as managing director and equal partner until its sale in 2008. He began importing organic dry goods and nut butter machines, and set up the online store, Daintree Organics. In 2014, he bought a 50% stake in United Organics, a certified organic fresh produce wholesaler based at the Brisbane Markets.

Leo Watling

Director

Leo and his family have been eating certified organic products for over 20 years. When Jenny, his wife suffered a serious health concern that was exacerbated by the food she consumed they became committed to finding foods that could alleviate her symptoms and were drawn to organic foods that could heal her body. In 2013 Leo and Jenny developed their own Certified Organic retail business “Apples and Sage Organic Wholefoods”.

Australian Organic

Australian Organic is a member owned not-for-profit industry body. We support and promote certified organic businesses.

The Bud logo is the oldest Australian organic certification mark in the country still currently in use and represents Australia’s leading certification logo, ‘Australian Certified Organic’ – ensuring integrity of organic products in the marketplace.