Neil Petersen – Director/Owner of Qld Organics
Neil has been involved in Queensland Organics since 1995 and has an extensive knowledge of the manufacture and marketing of the Companies premium organic fertilisers and soil conditioners. Prior to Queensland Organics Neil obtained his BSc Honours in Marine Geology and worked in the oil exploration industry in South Africa, Scotland and England. A change in career meant studying Horticulture at Grovely Tafe and working in the landscaping industry. The management and operation of a company specialising in composting provided Neil with experience valuable to this day. Neil has a personal interest in gardening, horticulture, slow food and wholefoods close to nature.
Brad Smith – Director/Owner of Qld Organics
In 1995, Brad and brother-in-law Neil Petersen purchased Qld Organics.
With a strong belief in organics and reduced chemical use, a business manufacturing organic fertilisers was the perfect fit. Over the last 19 years, Brad has been involved in sales, marketing, and the manufacturing side of the business. During that time, he has overseen several machinery upgrades, the installation of a new revolutionary compost dryer, and a fully automated 23 tonne per hour bagging line. Brad is continually working on Research and Development projects to find more efficient and environmentally friendly methods of production. Brad has a personal interest in gardening, and enjoys working towards better production processes.