South Australian Director Danny De Ieso has been involved in the vegetable industry for over 30 years and currently operates a bunch line operation on the Northern Adelaide Plains. Danny has long maintained an active involvement within the industry through his previous role as South Australian representative on the Vegetable IAC overseeing industry R&D investments and is the current Grower Director on the Adelaide Produce Markets Ltd board.
In addition to his AUSVEG position, Danny is the inaugural Chairman of South Australian Growers Ltd (t/a AUSVEG SA) and was instrumental in re-establishing formal membership for the organisation with AUSVEG, ensuring that South Australian growers once again had a formal voice within their National Peak Industry Body.Danny is passionate about ensuring that South Australian growers have a strong, effective voice with government to guard against red tape and increasing compliance costs for industry. In addition, Danny maintains hands on role in industry projects in robotics and export development which have potential to cut labour costs for growers and expand fledgling overseas markets for produce.
Danny was elected to the AUSVEG Board on 23 September 2014.