Michael Toby is the Corporate Affairs Manager for Costa, Australia’s largest horticultural business.

With over 30 sites throughout regional Australia, Costa employs up to 6,000 people at peak harvest times and is a major grower and marketer of glasshouse tomatoes, mushrooms, citrus, berries, table grapes, bananas and avocados.

Having worked closely with local and state governments across a number of jurisdictions to facilitate major expansion of the Costa berry, mushroom and tomato categories in regional areas, Michael has an intimate understanding of how governments can work with business to enable the development of large scale agri business projects that benefit a wide range of stakeholders.

Michael has a background in both private enterprise and government, having previously worked for Visy Industries and the Federal Ministers for Workplace Relations and Immigration in the Howard Government.

Michael Toby

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