Peter has been involved in the organic industries since the early 1990s, and was a part of the first organic banana exports from Cairns to Osaka, Japan which at the time was a significant collaboration project between retailers and organic producers.
From early 2000s, Peter established an organic specialist account management firm called Palotus Pty Ltd (www.palotus.com). Within this company, Peter and his team initiated the first direct organic vendor to a major retailer. This became a significant contributor to the retailer brand, and in the years to follow became a leading organic food brand.
In supporting organic producers, Peter has developed knowledge in supply chain products and services that enhance the organic food chain, including paper-based punnets which replaced plastic packaging on supermarket shelves from 2017. In 2020, Peter deployed certified compostable film on a national organic product range—a significant achievement toward removal of single use plastics in food packaging and, perhaps more importantly, a step toward sustainable packaging solutions for organic products.
Peter brings knowledge and experience in organic production, supply chain and retail environments.