Winter Organic Insights 2022
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GENERAL MANAGER SIMON DAWS
He is a qualified lawyer and former lecturer and
representations, on the SA Pastoral Board and the National Wild Dog Action Plan. NCO would also like to take this opportunity to thank retiring Certification Manager Melanie Bullers and Accreditations & Technical Officer Frances Porter and wish themwell with their new pursuits.
Commercialisation Manager at The University of Adelaide. He has also worked in the community as a firefighter with the SA Metropolitan Fire Service. In taking the role with NCO, Simon has moved full circle on a personal level. Both returning to the area where he grew up, and to a field of personal interest, having grown up with “progressive parents who were relatively self-sustaining and connected with nature.” Simon brings a ‘fresh take’ on the NCO business during this exciting period of bringing organic certification online, expansion of NCO’s services, and opportunities for staff to expand their skills and experiences. NCO would like to take this opportunity to thank Tammy Partridge for her outstanding contribution as NCO General Manager over the last 4 years. Tammy was highly visible through her interactions within industry, as well as broader committee
Incoming General Manager Simon Daws brings fresh thinking to NCO leadership. With a strong background in commercial management and helping businesses to grow, Simon says that his focus at NCO will be “outward-looking.” Simon has an inherent entrepreneurial nature and has worked with many innovative and high-growth businesses from an early career in telecommunications, software, and app development, to working with start-up ventures across industries, including emergency response, waste recycling, water management and biodiesel production.
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