Our board

  • Chris Fullerton

    Chairman. Grower, Fullerton Farms, Elimbah

    2014–present

    Fourth generational farmer, Chris started full time farming following the completion of University in 1989 at the family farm in the Glass House Mountains. Many years prior to this, Chris’s great grandfather began farming in the same region laying the foundations for what is now Fullerton Farms after completing the long journey from Scotland with his family. Dating back to the formative years of Golden Circle a number of Fullerton’s made significant contributions to the success of the company and processed pineapple industry. Along with pineapple growing, the family company also grow macadamia’s and Chris also sits as a director on the board of the family entity. The Fullerton family celebrated 100 years of farming in 2014 , the same year Chris left his position as the founding chairman of Australian Pineapples and soon joined the Tropical Pines Board then took on the role of Chairman approximately twelve months later . Chris still has an active role in the day to day operations of Fullerton Farms along with his brother’s Ken and Scott, and cousin Robert.

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  • Barry Kelly

    Director. Independent

    2019–present

    With an extensive career in the Australian Pineapple industry, Barry brings tremendous experience and knowledge of business and fresh and processed fruit to Tropical Pines. Barry was involved with Golden Circle for 40 years, 11 of which he served as Managing Director and also sat across numerous boards in the food industry business and shared his knowledge and experience in many consultative positions. In 2009 Barry joined the Board and after a short stint away in 2019, Barry rejoined as an Independent in 2020.

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  • Dale Sherriff

    Director. Grower, SherrPine, Yeppoon

    2019–present

    Dale is the youngest son of founding farmer Grant Sherriff and runs their property in Yeppoon with his brothers and sister. He brings a new perspective from one of the best fresh fruit growers in the industry with a keen eye for succession. He joined the board in August 2019.

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  • Murray Pike

    Director. Grower, Sandy Creek Pineapple Company, Glasshouse.

    2011–present

    After finishing school in 1969, third generation farmer Murray is an industry enthusiast and a pioneer in fresh fruit, being one of the first growers to pursue the new gold cultivators. Murray’s father was an original shareholder in Golden Circle in 1947 with the family farm Sandy Creek Pineapple Company providing pineapples to Golden Circle until 1999. In 2000, Murray made the decision to move to 100% fresh pineapple production and it was then that the family farm began supplying Tropical Pines. Murray then became a director of Tropical Pines in 2012 whilst still playing an active role to this date within Sandy Creek Pineapple Company which has been running under his son Sam. The generations of the Pike family continue to grow with Sam welcoming his son Ryan in 2020, with Ryan now 5th generation to live in the original Pike farm house.

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  • Robert Frizzo

    Director. Grower, Beerwah

    2012–present

    Robert is a grower in Beerwah and also Chairman of the Glasshouse Co-op. He has been part of the Glasshouse grower and business community for 40 years and is a talented photographer. He is also a Master of Tai Chi and brings a certain tranquillity to the team. He joined the board in November 2012.

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