Organics Celebrates Trailblazing Chairwoman
An Unforgettable Affair at Australian Certified Organic Awards 2018
Founder of Ozganics and Chair of Australia’s Organic and Biodynamic Board, Anni Brownjohn, was one of many recognized for her tireless commitment to the industry, receiving Australian Organics’ 2019 Chairman Of The Year Award. The award was given to Anni by Dr Andrew Monk, retiring Chairman of Australian Organic, in recognition of her 20 years of service to the industry.
Anni established Australia’s original sauce manufacturing facility, Ozganics, back in 1999, to meet the market demand for nutritious, allergen friendly meal solutions. Since this time she has been responsible for engineering many of the organic quality standards upheld today and liaising with government officials for national recognition, support and endorsement.
As a recipient of Australian Organic’s 2019 Chairman Of Year award, Anni joins other industry pioneers recognized for their outstanding leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to sustainable and socially responsible practices.
“20 years later, we have absolutely cleaned up the paddock, washed our feet, put our boots back on and we are here to show the world just how great we can do food and many [sic] other products. This award is for all us, because everyday we strive to grow organics”.
Organic products are incredibly popular in Australia, with demand growing consistently year on year. A national survey conducted by Australian Organic in 2018 revealed that the country’s domestic market is worth a whopping $2.4billion, while the export market is turning over in excess of $700 million and growing by 15 per cent per annum.