Highly qualified and respected Trustees guarantee rigorous and independent allocation of donations.

Tim Marshall – Chair
30 years experience with organic standards, certification and inspection, in Australia and another 30 countries. Past key roles in NASAA, IFOAM, OFA and Acres Australia. Currently author, trainer and consultant.
Ms Robyn Neeson
Formerly Organic Industry Development Officer, NSW Department of Primary Industries (1996-2014); organic grower; member of numerous organic committees and recipient of the OFA Lifetime Achievement Award 2010. Conducted research (NSW DPI 1981-2014) in vegetables, citrus, stonefruit, plant/water relations; and organic production systems – spelt, vegetables and rice.
Ms Liz Clay
Organic vegetable farmer; IFOAM World Board (1998-2005); Chair West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (2003-2011); Chair Victorian Organic Industry Committee – VOICe (2009-2012); Chair Gippsland Climate Change Network.
Dr Sarah Wheeler
Professor Wheeler is a researcher at the Centre for Global Food & Resources, University of Adelaide. She has expertise in economics in the areas of irrigated farming, organic farming, water markets and water scarcity.

Past Trustees

Prof Peter Cornish (2009-2011)
Professor at UWS, specialising in agronomy and soil science, farming system design and management, agriculture and the environment, and rural development (India)
Mr Terry Hehir (2009-2012)
Organic dairy farmer; Chair of Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia; Nuffield Scholar.
The Hon John Kerin (2009-2012)
Former Commonwealth Minister for Primary Industries (1983-1991); Board CSIRO; Board Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority; Chair: Board of Poultry CRC.
Dr Helen Scott-Orr (2009-2012)
Veterinary and agricultural research management consultant; former Director, NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Dr Els Wynen (2009-2017)
Agricultural economist, specialising in the economics of organic farming, marketing, trade, environmental effects of farming systems and research. Presently engaged in the analysis of data on organic agriculture in Australia.
Dr Paul Kristiansen (2009-2022)
Associate Professor at UNE, specialising in horticulture, weed ecology and management, organic farming systems, experimental design and analysis. Often busy in SE Asia.