The Australian network for garlic growers, sellers, processors and wholesalers.

Board Members

CHAIR: John Olliff

John has been growing garlic for 10 years, near Geelong in Victoria. Over time he has extended his crop and is now a fully certified organic garlic grower. Prior to growing garlic John had a business in the food service industry, and management experience in both a publicly listed company and a sports management association. 

John was fortunate to join the AGIA Board 9 years ago when the association was emerging from an industry downturn. His passion is to grow great garlic and to promote Australian grown as the garlic of choice for consumers.

Vice Chair – Amanda Rofe

Amanda starting growing garlic in 2019 and is currently on her third season. Amanda is growing 1/2 acre of garlic on her farm located near Euroa, Vic

Amanda manages the Social Media for AGIA.

SECRETARY: Belinda Lambert

Belinda is a part time farmer based in Deniliquin NSW.

Belinda joined the AGIA board as secretary in 2019 and brings experience in communications, technology and governance, and a passion for growing garlic.


Nick farms using organic and regenerative principles.

Nick joined the AGIA as a Casual board member in mid 2021 and was formally elected to the position of Treasurer in 2022

Stephen Earles: Committee Member

In 2013, Steve began growing garlic in NE Victoria and on a small commercial scale from 2019.

Steve works in training and workforce development, primarily servicing the Defence, Civil and Mining Industries.

Joining the AGIA as a member in 2015, Steve sees his time with the board as an opportunity to continue learning and giving back to the garlic community.

Committee Member (Casual) – Joel White

Joel is a garlic grower, beef cattle farmer with extensive experience in the commercial food industry.

Joel joined the AGIA as a casual board member in mid 2022 and will formally nominate at the 2023 AGM.