Tamborine and Northern Rivers Director
Tom has been involved in the avocado industry for 29 years, starting from when he was eight-years-old running around the family’s avocado farm in Alstonville.After completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Forestry, Tom returned Laurel Park to apply his skills to the family business, where he now is the farm marketer and manager.
Tom is the Chair of Avocados Australia’s Export Committee.
I love that the product that we grow reflects the consumers’ desires and interests in health and wellbeing. You couldn’t hope to grow a more popular and nutritious fruit. I also love the fact that this is a forward-thinking industry – while it’s part by luck but part by hard work that we’ve got to where the industry now is. We have such a good product in the first place – it’s hardly luck.