The Growcom board wish to advise of the resignation of our Chief Executive Officer, Mr Stephen Barnard. Stephen will depart after leading Growcom during the challenging period of the COVID pandemic and we are very grateful for his thoughtful and dynamic leadership at Growcom and the horticulture sector during that time.  

Stephen has successfully facilitated the Board’s mandate for enhanced service delivery and member value whilst building a sustainable operating model at Growcom to support the Queensland Horticulture’s over 3000 growers and in excess of $3 billion sector production value.  

Stephen will depart in May leaving Growcom financially strong and strategically well placed to best service the horticulture sector in Queensland and across Australia, as it moves out of the COVID pandemic and into business more normal.

Growcom’s Policy and Advocacy Manager, Mr Richard Shannon, will assume the role of Chief Executive in the interim while the board considers succession options.