Our People

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At Nutrano, it’s not just about what we grow – it’s also about who grows it.

Our team is made up of talented staff members who share our passion for fresh produce. We have recruited industry professionals to ensure an expert approach towards providing excellent service and produce to our loyal customers.

George Haggar

Chief Executive Officer

George has extensive industry experience, having worked at senior executive leadership level for Murray River Organics, Costa Group and Visy. In his role at Costa Group, George led a substantial transformation and growth effort across Australian business units, creating a positive impact on critical value drivers of the fresh food supply chain.

George is passionate and highly committed to driving growth and optimisation for Nutrano with a focus leading our teams to deliver category excellence for our customers.

Antonella Banno

Chief Operating Officer

Antonella joined Nutrano at the start of February 2019, having previously worked in a number of strategy, supply chain and business optimisation roles in Australia and overseas. Antonella is accountable for the blueberry category, as well as business support functions including Technical Support, Health & Safety, Marketing and IT.

Megan Fotheringham

HR and Executive Office Manager

Megan joined Nutrano in January 2019 and is responsible for building solid HR foundations underpinned by capability development, performance management, culture as well as employee rewards and recognition.

Brett Jackson

Executive General Manager - Citrus

Brett has over 20 years of experience in the produce industry, including senior leadership roles with Seven Fields and Costa. Brett’s intimate knowledge of farm practices, supply chain infrastructure, strategic marketing and sales both domestic and international help us to meet our customers’ high expectations.

Richard Byllaardt

Executive General Manager - Tropical Fruit

Richard is a former owner of Seven Fields and worked with Australian Vintage Limited for 12 years, developing over 3,600 hectares of new vineyards. Richard brings a wealth of experience in Citrus and Mango farming and now manages Nutrano’s tropical fruit category, with an emphasis on production and post-harvest activities.

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