Steve Burdette

Council & Executive Committee Member

Executive Officer, Approved Employers of Australia

Steve Burdette is a senior executive with a strong background in agribusiness, ranging from field packing, logistics and marketing to commercialising intellectual property rights, restructuring/mergers and developing extensive national and international contacts and relationship. He is an expert in all aspects of horticultural supply chain; from orchard development (including drought mitigation strategies and environmental sustainability) through to market.

Steve’s pragmatic experience is complimented by extensive knowledge in R&D tax, chairing a number of national and regional committees including fruit fly, variety and rootstock leadership, and seasonal worker programs. He has also founded two variety commercialisation companies and formed grower clubs in order to maximise the returns and market opportunities. In addition, he is an author and co-author of a number of technical publications.