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About Us

The Australian Pecan Association Incorporated (APA) is a not-for-profit incorporated association based in Lismore NSW. APA was founded in 1996 by a group of growers with assistance from the then NSW Department of Agriculture Pecan Extension Officer Ross Loebel. APA aims to connect, inform & represent the Australian pecan industry. Membership is open to all in the industry, but only growers have voting rights.

APA Rules of Association

The objectives described below and the Constitution of The Australian Pecan Association Incorporated (vFeb2019) forms the structure within which the APA operates.
The APA’s constitution was developed from NSW Fair Trading’s “model constitution”, which covers the matters required by law under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009.


A Management Committee elected by members at our Annual General Meetings, manage the Association. All of the committee’s work is provided on a voluntary basis with the support of a part time paid Executive Officer. The current committee includes:

  • President – Scott Clark
  • Vice President – Geoff Bugden
  • Treasurer – Will Cutler
  • Secretary – Michelle Chicken
  • ANIC Representative – Richard Sampson Genest
  • SA Representative – Dave Degrancy


The APA also have an Executive Committee sub-committee who meet regularly (at least monthly) to provide ongoing strategy, guidance & support for the Executive Officer. The Management Committee receive minutes of these ongoing meetings. The current Executive Committee includes:

  • Scott Clark (President)
  • Michelle Chicken (Secretary)
  • Anne Briggs (Executive Officer)

Other APA Subcommittees are developed as required e.g. APA Conference Sub-Committee, Marketing Committee etc.

To find out more about the APA please contact us.