The IAC reports to HAL on levy issues on behalf of the industry and in particular on the design and development of marketing and research and development programs, and the investment of levy funds.
The apple and pear IAC has an independent chair, Ms Julie Haslett, while the remaining members of the IAC are the board members of Apple and Pear Australia Ltd. Having APAL board members as directors of the IAC ensures a high level of synergy between the business undertaken by APAL and Horticulture Australia Limited.
Julie Haslett has more than 20 years experience in the Australian horticultural industry. Ms Haslett's career has included senior roles within Almond Board of Australia, Australian Nut Industry Council, Pollination Australia and she is the current Managing Director of 1DAY Pty Ltd. She has experience in all aspects of primary production, including a role with Quality Fruit Marketing, marketing stonefruit to domestic and international markets. Ms Haslett joined the IAC in 2012.
The IAC also has two ex-officio members; Brad Mills, who represents Horticulture Australia Ltd and Jon Durham of APAL, who represents apple and pear growers.