If your interest lies in business and you require a pick me up, then you must meet Wayne Turner. Upon meeting Wayne you may wish you had grabbed yourself a more comfortable chair as the business dialogue is nothing short of engaging. The conversation is rich in experience, deep with “heart on the sleeve” passion, authenticity in everything horticulture. Effectiveness, efficiency come up frequently providing one with inclusive insight that not only are these two critical success factors high on Wayne’s agenda but all systems integrated, operational frameworks set up, all energy’s invested are engineered to achieve just that.
As the conversation progresses it is evident that the underlying key to APG’s success in operations are not only driven by Wayne’s exceptional resume, it is driven by his outstanding logic. In all efforts made it is the presence of this logic bundled up with decades of operational, general and financial management in a cross industry environment that make Wayne Turner the ultimate fit for managing the APG supply chain.
The Wayne Turner management capability is the key to his long lasting, stellar career. Beginning at George Weston Foods for 13 years in various roles; sales, operations and project management equipped Wayne with change management, risk management and supply chain skills. Becoming a master of these acquired skills Wayne then went on to became General Manager – International. After 13 years at George Weston Foods, seeking a new challenge Wayne took position as General Manager with a publicly listed company Select Harvest Ltd. This position saw Wayne overview investment and development in Almond Orchards, management of owned and investor orchards, the process and marketing Almonds to the domestic and export markets.
Further finessing his skills and experience, Wayne then went on to take other Executive positions spanning over 9 years across various industries; Agribusiness, R&D and Agri-Energy prior to taking a pivotal managerial position at APG. Armed with all these skills very few can question Wayne’s capabilities. He gets what it takes in driving exceptional operational outcomes and he delivers on objectives set.
To date Wayne’s management prowess have set incomparable operational benchmarks, effective frameworks and strong relationships within APG distribution channels. It is these fundamental foundations that set APG, and can position APG as the market leader in its field and provide investors, staff and distribution partners with a piece of mind. Furthermore Wayne has successfully delivered the “Fresh APG Product” – the Pomegranate, to all major supermarket chains becoming the industry ground-breaker in the domestic market. As one could only expected he is also a key member for innovation and strategy, at APG, working on APG’s “Value Add” products.
With an effective supply chain continuing to develop and evolve, Wayne and his team are set in continuing in servicing the Australian domestic market with ease, and continue to grow the Asia Pacific exports.
His vision for the next 5 years; more innovation and augmentation, solid planning are the key areas Wayne wishes to drive within ensuring that in the short term Wayne’s other exceptional skills & attributes;
- Passion for longevity in horticulture
- The “Beacon” keeping strategy’s in check
- APG’s un-official risk manager aka magician in due-diligence
- Bachelor of Science – major Chemistry and Pharmacology, Monash University
• Myriad of Management Courses, University of NSW, Phalman