Graeme Thorpe

Position: Managing Director

Overview

Over 40 years, non academic, hands on ,practical experience, operating a vertically integrated Company. Largest Grower/Exporter of Fiji Red Papaya, for 15 years, where in 2011, we exported 42% of the annual Fiji volume, to 5 different countries. Established 1st , irrigated commercial ginger farm at Nadi, only Company permitted to export fresh ginger to Japan, after initiating market access dialogue to that market, with the Japanese Bio Security Authorty. Pioneered the establishment of the Middle East Fresh Mature Ginger markets of UAE and Saudi Arabia, also UK. Sole exporter for 5 years, to each. Made the first and only, single, largest shipment ever, of Fresh Mature Ginger of 12,000 crates ( 160 tons) to UK, on deck a part chartered sugar vessel ex Lautoka. Largest shipper to USA/Canada. Leading shipper for 40 years, of Kava to Germany/EU. A lot of other first, innovative initiatives.

Education

Agriculture Marketing/ Production Diploma from Ashfield High School, Sydney, Australia.

Experience

Specialist in Tropical Agri Production/Exports, and Value Chain Strategy. Expert Global Marketing Consultant.