JOHN Lloyd is stepping down after eight years at the helm at the helm of the horticulture industry.
Mr Lloyd joined Horticulture Australia Limited as CEO in 2009, and led it through a challenging yet successful transition to Hort Innovation in 2014. He has also been the principal driver behind the development of the new company’s innovative funding models.
Under his leadership, Hort Innovation has also grown significantly as a business and delivered substantial economic, social and environmental benefits to Australia through its research and development and marketing activities.
Everything we do in horticulture allows people to live happier, healthier, longer and more productive lives.
After a decade of leadership in the horticultural industry, Mr Lloyd said he will move on to pursue new opportunities in the latter part of 2018.
“For the last eight and half years, it’s been my privilege to lead the Research and Development Corporation for horticulture in Australia. This industry is one of which industry participants can be proud,” Mr Lloyd said.
“Everything we do in horticulture allows people to live happier, healthier, longer and more productive lives – this has been reflected in the tremendous growth of the sector over the past 10 years.
“It’s been an honour to work with the wonderful variety of industries, the quality of leadership, and the professionalism of the employees inside Hort Innovation, and across Australian horticulture more broadly.”
Hort Innovation chairman Selwyn Snell said the board recognised the significant contribution Mr Lloyd had made and thanked him for his excellent management and leadership.
Mr Lloyd will step down in the second half of 2018.