AU: growers call on Ausveg chair to resign

Some growers are calling for the resignation of AusVeg chairman, John Brent amid the collapse Queensland vegetable processor, Bunny Bites.

Bunny Bites which Brent co-owns, went into administration last month owing up to $10m to creditors the Weekly Times Now reports.

Andrew Moon, AusVeg member and chairman of Onions Australia said that growers did not feel that AugVeg could adequately represent the interests of farmers while Brent remained on the board.

"A large percentage of onion growers are also vegetable growers and have made complaints directly to Onions Australia,'' said Moon.

"It's all very smelly and I think he has lost the confidence of his grower base and should step down."

"How does a person hold down a position like that after something like this happens?"

"We need strong leaders in the horticulture industry, not just people who want a job, and I think John Brent has shown his true colours.''

The Courier Mail also reports that the appointed administrators, Robson Cotter Insolvency Group advised creditors that there could possibly be legal avenues to claim against the company’s directors as the business may be been trading while insolvent.



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