Key Volunteers


Dr. Sharron Pfueller, Former Monash University researcher and educator, environmentalist and sustainability advocate. Background in biochemistry, immunology and environmental science.

Bruce Plain, Director of Bulleen Art & Garden and environmentalist.


Adrienne Crabb, Human Resources and Database Administration  (Background in humanities and teaching, office administration, accounts and customer service)

Guy Palmer, Web Master (Erstwhile management consultant, with a focus on IT and business strategy)

Jeff Phuah, Webinar Delivery, Recording and Editing (Information and Communications Technology professional)

Keith Collett, Data Analyst (AM, Civil Engineer in the water sector)

Millie Koo, Chemical Researcher (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)

Megan Hallowes, Garden Industry Member Support, (Background in newspaper journalism, experience in garden retail).

Penny Plain, Office Administration  (Previous experience as office manager and in travel)

Sally Sheppard, Governance and Fund Raising (Consultant,  director and former partner of national law firm)

Dr. Peter Hayward,  Garden Industry Education Support (Adult/tertiary education, communication, strategy, designing technological support for education)

Wen Cheng, Communications and Social Media Manager, (Former IT specialist and current experience in community liaison)

Peter Zacharov, Videographer (Professional videography and film teacher)

Employed Staff

Angelo Eliades, Industry Development Officer (Trainer, writer, consultant. Backgrounds in pharmacology, toxicology and biochemistry and permaculture)

Richard Rowe, Training and Learning Coordinator (Professional trainer, former accountant and manager)

Dr. Colin Allison, Garden Chemicals Scientist (Backgrounds in analytical chemistry, climate change and measurement science (previously CSIRO), database management. Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute).

Maree Keifer, Industry and Member Liaison Officer (Tertiary qualified horticulturist, retail nursery management, garden design, office administration, web content management)

Nancy Mills, Friends of SGA Coordinator (Tertiary qualified writer with background in chemistry, agriculture, tech transfer, public affairs, internet studies and science writing)