Meet the Team

Bree Grima (B. Science (Hons), B. Env Science, B. Photography) is the Managing Director for BFVG. In her role Bree liaises closely with Industry to ensure representation and information is a two-way path to help growers in the Wide Bay Burnett increase their productivity and profitability and thus grow the fruit, vegetable, herb and nut industries of the Region.

Bree holds representative positions with the Queensland Horticulture Council, local Sunwater Irrigators Advisory Committee, Coastal Burnett Groundwater Management Advisory Committee, Local Marine Advisory Committee and regularly connects with Regional Council and Local and State members of Government on issues relevant to Agribusinesses in the Region. 


All enquiries relating to Advocay and Representation should be directed to: bfvg.info@bfvg.com.au


Kylie Jackson has a background in career development and training. Kylie is experienced in the delivery of information and marketing concepts with key organisational stakeholders across broad industry sectors.

In her other duties as the Agriculture Workforce Officer within the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network project, Kylie liaises with key stakeholders for the coordination of field trips, educational forums and collation of industrial information relating to skills, training and employment.

Kylie assists with the coordination of workshops, securing sponsorship for industry events and contributes to BFVG's website, social media platforms, media coordination and releases, and contributes to BFVG's electronic "Fresh Pickings" newsletter.


If you would like to discuss employment and training opportunities, contact Kylie on 0488 533 801 or E: kylie.jackson@bfvg.com.au


Michelle Haase (B. Applied Science) is the Vegetable Industry Development Officer for BFVG. 

Michelle is responsible for coordinating extension activities for vegetable growers that will build capacity within the region on issues such as pest and disease management, exports, marketing and supply chain, biosecurity and the environment. 

Michelle has worked in the region for the last ten years in carbon farming, Landcare, flood recovery and coastal rehabilitation. She has worked in natural resource management roles in both Queensland and New South Wales, since graduating from the University of Queensland (Gatton) in 1999, and is experienced in extension, facilitation and communication with groups, particularly in rural and regional communities. 


To find out more about the VegNet project contact Michelle on 0428 716 218 or E: michelle.haase@bfvg.com.au  


Louise Lemon is the Administration Manager for BFVG.

Louise is responsible for BFVG project finance and expenditure and the day to day management of BFVG accountsLouise assists with the day to day administration for the office project staff members, provides administrative support to the Managing Director and liaises directly with the Managing Director & BFVG directors.

Louise manages the reconciliation of accounts and disbursements for Projects and everyday BFVG business. Louise began her employment with BFVG in September 2010 after completing two weeks work experience in 2009.

Starting out as Administration Assistant, Louise took over the position of Administration Manager in March 2013, completing all financial transactions relating to project disbursements, membership invoicing and payment of accounts.