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Welcome to Grant Piggott

“Please join your Board in welcoming Grant Piggott to the interim and part-time role of Board Advisor and Executive Officer, for the next six months. Grant takes over from Jose Gil, our CEO, who has resigned to pursue a new opportunity. We wish Jose well.

Grant’s priority is to engage with each of you, and other industry stakeholders, to understand your views on what the purpose and role of FPSA should be. This is to help your Board develop a clear strategy, and a plan to fund it. With the support of Board members sharing the load, Grant will also keep the administrative wheels of the FPSA turning.

Grant comes to us having recently completed more than 23 years at the Royal Adelaide & Horticultural Show Society, 20 of those as General Manager. He was born and raised on a farm in the mid-north, which is still in the family.

When Grant reaches out to you, please make him welcome – and let him know what you really think of the FPSA and its future role!”

Martin Andrew, Independent Chair.


“I am delighted to be the interim Board Advisor & Executive Officer for Fruit Producers SA and look forward to working with the Association, including a focus on its strategy for the future.  I am keen to meet our members and visit some of your properties.  I will be seeking feedback, both through conversations, member meetings and short formal surveys, to identify the issues important to your future success and how your Association can assist.

 I have interacted with the industry through my role at the Royal Adelaide Show in the past and I am excited to be more comprehensively involved in the coming months.  I will be contactable on 0419 185307 or”

Grant Piggott, Board Advisor & Executive Officer.