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Member: Dr Gordon Brown

Dr Brown is a director and the principal research scientist of Scientific Horticulture and Dry Ideas. He has a Masters degree in Agriculture from the University of Sydney, a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Western Sydney and a graduate diploma in education from the Institute of Technical and Adult Teacher Education.

Dr Brown has been employed by multinational companies, small business, state governments and as a University academic. He currently operates his own agricultural research company providing applied research to the Australian temperate fruit industry to assist in industry development. In addition he also currently owns the world’s most southern commercial tea fields which he is expanding by assisting new growers in Tasmania into the industry. Dr Brown believes that innovation, accompanied by good risk management, can provide cost effective solutions to problems and issues restricting business development. Dr Brown is a member of the International Society for Horticultural Science and the Australian Society of Horticultural Science. He has a wide, international network of peers.

Dr Brown was appointed to the Board of OAK Tasmania in 2007.