Operations

 
 
David (Datesy) Stevens

David (Datesy) Stevens

Citrus Consultant

David is a third generation citrus grower from the Sunraysia region in Victoria. He and his family have been growing citrus with a specific focus on export for many years. As well as being one of the owners of Seven Fields, in his role as Citrus Consultant David provides expert advice to all of the orchards from which Seven Fields sources its citrus for packing and export. This includes providing advice and services to other growers whose orchards and fruit meet the standards required by Seven Fields for their fruit to be considered for packing and sale to our customers.

 
Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Post Harvest Operations Manager

Peter is the Post Harvest Operations Manager in charge of both our packing facilities in Sunraysia, Victoria and Katherine, Northern Territory.  Peter has vast experience in the management of citrus, mangoes and table grape packing facilities.  Peter's role is to manage the relationship between the packing sheds, marketing department and farms to ensure all the processes are streamlined, to produce premium quality products to our customers.

 
Hani Byllaardt

Hani Byllaardt

Quality Control Officer Sunwest Packing Shed and owner

Hani has been employed by Seven Fields since 2010.  She is responsible for managing the quality of packed product so it meets the packing instructions for all our customers.  Hani is also in-charge of training and the supervision of all of the quality control personnel in the packing shed and is the customer liason person point of contact.  Hani has a Diploma in hospitality, food, wine and business management. 

 
Steve Scott

Steve Scott

OHS & QA Manager

Steve has been employed by Seven Fields since 2011.  Previously Steve worked for Lindeman Wines as a shift supervisor and OHS officer for over 10 years.  Steve is responsible for all of the Quality Auditing (QA) for all of our operations on the Farms and Packing facilities.  Steve is also in-charge of the Company's Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), overseeing the safe operation on all our Farms and Packing facilities.  Steve has a Diploma in Quality Auditing and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

 
Brett Tschirpig

Brett Tschirpig

Riverland & Sunraysia Farms Manager

Brett started with Seven Fields in October 2009 when we took over management of Conundrum and New Residence vineyards from AVL. Brett had been managing the New Residence site for AVL since it was developed in 2000. Earlier in his career Brett was a supervisor on a vineyard for approximately 5 years with another 3 years as a worker on a small vineyard in the Loxton area. He has completed a Certificate 3 in viticulture and is currently completing his Diploma in Viticulture.  Brett has been recently promoted to the position of "Riverland and Sunraysia Farms Manager" overseeing the management of all the citrus orchards and vineyards in these regions.

 
Tim Byllaardt

Tim Byllaardt

Katherine Farms Manager

Tim has been involved in the horticultural industry his whole life. He grew up in rural Mount Gambier, South Australia, and spent much of his childhood on properties farmed by relatives, which produced vegetables and housed a small dairy. Over the past 12 years, Tim has been involved in the management of wine grape properties, firstly for Brian McGuigan Wines and since October 2009, he was assistant manager of Howcroft Estate (a vineyard managed by Seven Fields).  Tim has direct responsibility for the day-to-day management of over 29,000 mango trees and over 50 hectares of citrus.

 
Tyson Milne

Tyson Milne

Liaison Officer and Asset Manager

Tyson joined Seven Fields in 2010 and is responsible for measuring and reporting on fruitlet size, crop size and maturities, all of which are crucial to ensuring the products we sell meet our customers' requirements. Tyson's role also includes monitoring and measuring on-farm data so that we can record important data on the health of our orchards and vineyards as we strive to improve as growers of quality produce.  During the harvest periods, Tyson's role expands to include acting as a liaison between the farm, pack house and marketing team to ensure fruit is packed when required and to the correct specifications.Tyson has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (majoring in Viticultural Science).

 
Andy Hancock

Andy Hancock

Farm Manager Nangiloc/Colignan

Andy joined Seven Fields in July 2008 and has direct responsibility for the day-to-day management of over 280 hectares of citrus and winegrapes.  Andy previously managed large scale horticultural operations, including vineyards and he has a Certificate 3 in viticulture.

 
Thomas Braybrook

Thomas Braybrook

SunWest Farm Manager

Thomas has been involved in the agricultural industry his whole life and he grew up on a farm in rural Bordertown, South Australia.  Over the past 7 years, Thomas has been involved in the management of wine grape properties, firstly for Brian McGuigan Wines and since July 2012, has been the manager of our flagship citrus farm "SunWest".

 
Greg McMahon

Greg McMahon

Consultant

Greg works as part of the team in the Brisbane office and offers strategic strategic advice on governance, markets and the financial aspects of Seven Fields. Prior to stepping down, Greg had been a director of the Seven Fields group since 2001.