Olives WA is the peak body for the olive industry
in Western Australia representing growers and producers across the state
and over 1.5 million olive trees.
THE ROLE OF OLIVES WA
We play a crucial role in supporting the olive industry by:
Continuing to deliver a high quality olive competition with industry partners;
Advocacy on behalf of the olive industry as the peak body in the State;
Promoting the WA olive industry, including through the use of social media;
Co-ordinating educational and related activities to improve the quality of olive products;
Identifying and championing Research and Development priorities;
Investigating new markets for large and small olive groves;
Building an online University for growers that offers current grove techniques, marketing ideas, contacts for development and improvement;
Coordinating bio-security actions when required; and
Strengthening the olive industry network to contribute to a viable, sustainable olive industry in WA.
Continuing the WA Olive Awards – EVOO and Flavoured Oils competition;
Work in close harmony with the Australian Olive Association (AOA);
Support the adoption by Members of the Code of Practice and compliance with the Australian Standard;
Widen our political affiliations to further the interests of Members;
Run training and field day activities in conjunction with regional or national associations; and
Foster and encourage innovation as a driver for ‘constant improvement'.
The Council is managed by 8 Directors who have keen interest in the wide range of aspects in the olive industry. Steve Milton is the President of the Association and chairs the Board.
Rick De San Miguel - Vice President, International Markets
Brett Roberts - Director
TBA - Secretary
Ken Jeffrey - Treasurer
Ms Isabelle Okis - Head Judge WA EVOO Competition, Links with large groves/industry
Barry Sander - Media development in the local market
Professor Zora Singh - Industry Research
Russell Lewis - Board Member
PO Box 2321 Kardinya WA 6163, www.oliveswa.com.au
Vice President Rick De San Miguel firstname.lastname@example.org 0458 656 810
Board Member Russell Lewis email@example.com Mb 0408 610 109
WA Olive Awards Competition
Chief Steward Ellen Slobe firstname.lastname@example.org
We honour and value the contribution our life members have put into the WA Olive industry.
Our life members are Dennis Angelatos, Mike Baker, Stan Kailis, Tim Martella, Murrey and Lyn McIntosh, Ian Rowe, and Dick Taylor.
Click to download the following Membership forms:
The Australian Standard for Olive Oil and Pomace Oil (AS 5264-2011) is owned by Standards Australia and its sale is licensed via SAI Global. To purchase a copy (around $100.00) click here: BUY AS 5264-2011
Olives WA supports the constant improvement of a sustainable West Australian olive industry. It publicly and politically represents its members and provides professional and research-based advice. It achieves this through partnerships and supportive, ethical and accountable practices.
This statement is intended to inform the direction of the Association and it will form
the context for all future Olives WA activities and alignments.