Pacific Seeds appoints new Managing DirectorJanuary 12, 2023
Advanta Seeds is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Short as Managing Director of Advanta’s Australian arm, Pacific Seeds. This appointment took effect from 2 January 2023.
Andrew has been with Pacific Seeds for 12 years, most recently as Marketing Manager where he oversaw business development and technical development functions of the business. Since September 2022 he has also been acting as Interim Managing Director of Pacific Seeds.
Global CEO of Advanta Seeds Bhupen Dubey said, “Over this period, Andrew has clearly demonstrated his leadership qualities, an understanding and appreciation of the wider Advanta business as well as his vision for the Australian business unit. We wish him well with this new opportunity”.
Regarding his appointment, Andrew said “It’s an honour to be appointed as Managing Director; I’m excited by the future of Australian agriculture and Pacific Seeds’ place in it. Since 1962 Pacific Seeds has had a proud history of serving Australian farmers and I look forward to leading our team as we continue to invest in crop research and operational innovation that benefits Australian growers for decades to come.”
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agronomy) from the University of Queensland, a Diploma of Business from Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a director of Australian Crop Breeders Limited and a member of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) Advisory Board.
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For more information, please contact:
Shannon Blunt, Marketing & Communications Lead
M: 0418 397 370