SCAC Committee Members

Russell Cummings - Independent Chair
SHIFFT Consulting
Russell is a Senior Consultant at Shifft Consulting and has spent more than 32 years as a consultant to business, government and industry. His career has spanned working with horticulture, agribusiness, family business, large commercial, industry and government clients across Australia. He is located at Burleigh Heads in QLD. Russell has particular expertise in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and business development coaching. He is a skilled workshop facilitator and trainer, known for structured processes that deliver workshop outcomes. Russell has been engaged to work with SCAC as a consultant and independent Chair.

Karen Brock
Brocklands Pty Ltd

Karen has 25 years’ experience in Floriculture and Horticulture which also involved industry participation by serving as President of Nursery and Garden Industry Tasmania (NGIT) for six years and a standing committee member of Agrifoods Skills Council for four years. She was appointed to the NGIA Board on 25 November 2014. Karen has an Advanced Diploma Horticulture and is a Nuffield Scholar (Australia).

Estelle Cornell
Allora Gardens Nursery (NT)

Twenty one years of experience in the nursery industry as the owner operator and managing director of the Australian Garden Centre Accredited (AGCAS) and multi award winning garden centre Allora Gardens Nursery. During this time Estelle achieved her Diploma in Horticulture and as a Certified Nursery Professional (CNP) is also a mentor to many in the Industry in particular ,and the Northern Territory in general. Estelle is currently the Vice President and member of GCA; and member of NGIA, NGISA, IGC, PRBA

Glenn Fenton -Deputy Chair
Nationwide Trees Pty Ltd (VIC)

Glenn Fenton established Nationwide Trees with his wife Jenni in 2003, following the purchase of Lucas Liners in 2002.He holds Bachelor of Social Science (Human Resource Development) and Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management Studies. Since joining the industry, Glenn has demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the industry, holding both State and National leadership roles including Chair of Victorian Tree & Shrub Growers Group, President and Vice-President of NGIV, Director and Vice President of NGIA; Member of the HAL- Nursery Industry Advisory Committee, Chair – NGIA Environmental & Technical Committee, Director of the MIFGS and presently Chairman. Glenn is also a Life Member of NGIV.

Peter Jong
Jong's Nursery (SA)
Originally from the Netherlands, Peter Jong has grown up in and around nurseries. Interested in following up his family tradition, he decided to study production horticulture. Quickly after finishing his Diploma, at the age of 23 Peter moved to Australia where together with his family he set up Jong’s Nursery. In 2011 he was a National finalist for the Heather Rumsey Young leader award and has been building his involvement with the Industry ever since. Peter is the driving force behind a reinvigorated Nextgen group in South Australia and sits on the NGISA board.

Bruce Pike
NGINA Life Member (NSW)

Bruce is a Life Member of NGINA having served nearly 50 years in the industry covering all areas of the trade gaining an understanding of our industry and so joining this committee to steer the future direction of the industry .Educated at James Ruse A.H.S then at Massey University under Murray Richards then entering the family horticultural businesses .