Freshcare Chairperson Belinda Hazell awarded OAM

Published on January 27, 2022

Congratulations to Freshcare Chairperson Belinda Hazell for being awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her outstanding contribution to our agriculture industry.

Belinda was recognised on the 2022 Australia Day honours list for her ongoing service to Primary Industries and has been a long-time advocate for women in the agricultural sector.

“My sincere gratitude to everyone for your best wishes today on being awarded my OAM,” she said.

“I am passionate about advancing the opportunities in the primary industry sector and advancing the profile of Tasmanian Women in Agriculture.

“You have all made this possible and I can’t thank you enough.”

Based in Tasmania, Belinda has been in horticulture for over 35 years and has been a Board Director on Freshcare since 2003. She is also a principal consultant at Optimum Standard and obtained an MBA in Agricultural Innovation from the University of Tasmania in 2017. 

In 2021 she was an Australian State Award Winner for Tasmania for Excellence in Women’s Leadership. As a grower herself, Belinda takes pride in producing Australian products that help the wellbeing of the community by making sure that when standards evolve, they remain relevant to growers.