AORA welcomes two new Board Directors
Frank Harney | director
Frank Harney is an accomplished 3rd generation farmer, the managing director of Elmore Compost & Organics and a community minded leader. Raised in a rural town in Central Victoria, he embraced running the family farm at a young age whilst being an active member of his community. With big picture thinking and a hands-on approach to leadership, Frank has consistently contributed to the momentum of his local community, by serving as the President of the Elmore Field Days, Apex Club, Football Club and co-founding the Elmore Charity Ball Committee, among other projects, spanning more than 30 years of service on boards and committees in Victoria.
Frank’s innovative approach to farming practices has ensured that over the past ten years he has become more involved in the compost and organics industry, first with the development of a rich organic compost and now a determination to redefine the agriculture industry. With a focus on healthy soils, he is particularly passionate about educating both farmers and consumers and getting more organic compost into agriculture, horticulture and viticulture. He is also keen to further develop application equipment and composting best practices.
Charlie Emery | director
Charlie is the General Manager of SOILCO Pty Ltd, an organics recycling company located at Kembla Grange NSW. Charlie joined SOILCO in 2001 and over the past 17 years has overseen the growth of the business through focusing on its core competency; provision of organics recycling services and production of quality assured soil, compost and mulch products.
A fundamental aspect of Charlie’s current role is strategic planning and implementation of business development initiatives. Charlie has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Biology. Prior to SOILCO Charlie worked with a range of environmental, landscaping and horticultural businesses.