Our Strategic Plan
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.
Organic kangaroo paw from Top Of The Range Flowers taken by James Dorey
Meet our board
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’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 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.
Rick McDougall began his working life in 1970 on his family’s Inglewood farm. The following decade saw Rick purchase an additional four adjoining irrigation properties to focus on cattle breeding, hay production and cereal cropping. His growing concern for declining soil health, increasing inputs and declining yields he ensured all of his properties were certified organic by 2000. Rick and his wife Nonnie currently operate Whetstone Organics.
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.
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.