Moro has been Growcom’s vice chairman for the past four years, but his colleagues felt he was the right person for the job after the previous chairman stepped down at last week’s annual meeting.
Moro is honored to be the first chairman of Growcom from outside the southeast corner in recent history.
“It is a great honor to be elected chairman and lead the industry into the future at the state level,” he said.
Mr Moro is also Chairman of the Queensland Horticultural Council, a forum for deliberating and deciding statewide horticultural policy, and President of FNQ Growers.
During his time at Growcom, Mr. Moro also served on the Board of Directors of the Queensland Farmers Federation.
Advocacy has always been a big part of his repertoire, and now as Chairman, this continues to be a major focus.
“Growcom represents Queensland growers at the state and national level,” said Moro.
“The horticultural industry has long been the backbone of our economy, but it faces many challenges, from labor to rising costs, and some growers are even facing severe flooding.
“We see this as an opportunity to help our fellow growers in Queensland and across the industry achieve better results.
“I am looking forward to this new challenge.”
Over the past few years, Growcom has focused on long-term viability, but now Moro is refocusing on “repositioning” the company to become the state’s leading advocate for the industry. trying to match
“I think we’ve reached a very good point in terms of viability. The company is well positioned financially,” he said.
“Now we can get back to what we should be doing: defending our producers.”
Growcom’s focus is on addressing labor shortages and rising production costs across the state over the next 12 months.