Gavin Scurr of Pinata Farms is a seasoned fresh produce grower and industry leader respected for farming innovation and commitment to quality. Gavin drives an expanding business with more than 1,010 hectares under cultivation and a seasonally fluctuating workforce spread over multiple locations. He identifies growth opportunities and makes sure the company’s strategic direction is in line with quality – the cornerstone of Piñata Farms’ philosophy – as well as family values.
Gavin’s proudest achievements include expanding pineapple production to Mareeba in 1996 and identifying the Honey Gold mango variety as suitable for commercialisation. A hands-on visionary, Gavin heads a management team and board of directors. He is former chairman of the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA), a current director of the Raspberry and Blackberry Australia (RABA) board and also the Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA). He is also on the NT Farmers Association board, a member of the pineapple industry marketing advisory committee and Managing Director of joint venture company, BerryWorld Australia.