Our Team

John TyasJohn Tyas
Chief Executive Officer
John has held the position of CEO since May 2012. Reporting to the board of Avocados Australia, John’s role is to lead all facets of the organisation and implement plans agreed with the board.Click here to read Full
Jayne Weedon
Administration & Finance Manager
Jayne joined Avocados Australia in 2018. She oversees the administration and finance, as well as providing project support. Click here to read full

Amanda MaddenAmanda Madden
Administration Assistant
Amanda has worked with Avocados Australia for eight years, providing administration, event and project support to the team.Click here to read Full
Lisa YorkstonLisa Yorkston
Communications Manager
Lisa joined the Avocados Australia team in 2017. She oversees the delivery of avocado industry communications, including the popular industry magazine Talking Avocados and the Guacamole newsletter. Click here to read Full

Sue Plunkett-ColeSue Plunkett-Cole
Data Analyst
Sue joined the Avocados Australia team in 2017. She oversees the capture and analysis of avocado industry data, including the Infocado and OrchardInfo databases.Click here to read full
Joy TangJoy Tang
Export Coordinator
Joy joined the Avocados Australia team in 2018. Her role is to coordinate a range of avocado industry export development activities. Click here to read full