Freshcare is calling for expressions of interest in a new Board initiative which will see the creation of a national horticulture and wine industry committee. The initiative aims to establish a collaborative working group, focused on bringing together the diverse range of Australian horticulture and wine industry stakeholders to shape the future of these sectors.

The role of the FICC committee is voluntary with no fees or expenses covered.  Freshcare require 24 members for a 2-year term.  The role will be remote / work from home arrangement.

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Freshcare CEO, Jane Siebum says the Freshcare Industry Collaboration Committee (FICC) will drive the development of assurance programs which support, promote and provide security for Australian horticulture and wine producers.

Freshcare Chairperson, Allan Dall says this is a great opportunity to create a working group which comprehensively represents the diversity of the Australian horticulture and wine industries.

“As Australia’s largest assurance standard in the horticulture and wine industries in Australia I’m pleased to announce this Board led initiative that builds on our already strong governance framework and increases options for industry to contribute to our long-term strategy and direction.

“The Freshcare Industry Collaboration Committee creates an opportunity for members of industry and the supply chain to have meaningful input to the strategic direction of our assurance standards in parallel to our established Technical Steering Committees for each standard.

“The Freshcare Board believes our organisation already represents a diverse range of stakeholders across horticulture, wine and the supply chain and can provide a much-needed platform for collaboration. “We want to ensure a voice for all people who work across our industries through creating an inclusive collective to facilitate robust discussion and strategy development,” Mr Dall said.

Following the March announcement of the FICC, Freshcare has already received several enquiries in participation in this industry opportunity.

The Freshcare Board is now calling for Expression of Interest and welcomes applications from growers, supply chain representatives, peak industry bodies and associations, retailers, government, Australian Indigenous communities, sustainability and climate experts. The goal is to effectively achieve representation across our diverse industries.

Expression of interest registrations close on 2nd August 2023.

To register your expression of interest click HERE

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