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Executive Team & Board

We have been using our collective ingenuity to develop a world class approach to farm management and processing since 1983, and along the way we’ve become the world’s largest macadamia grower, processor and marketer. Our skilled and experienced Board and executives, along with our highly trained and passionate staff, are always available to provide support and advice for our growers and customers.

Executive Team of the Marquis Group

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Ben Adams


Marquis Macadamias


Justin Truscott


Marquis Macadamias Australia
& Marquis Marketing

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Steven Lee


Marquis Macadamias

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Jamie Burley


Marquis Macadamias


Craig Brice


Marquis Macadamias Australia


George Hagios


Marquis Marketing


Graeme Taylor


Marquis Marketing


Alun Saayman


Marquis Macadamias Africa

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Shane Hartman


Marquis Macadamias Africa


Click on the below link to view our skilled and experienced Marquis Macadamias Australia Board of Directors.


Click on the below link to view our skilled and experienced Marquis Macadamias Africa Board of Directors.


Click on the below link to view our skilled and experienced Marquis Marketing Board of Directors.

About Ben Adams

Ben has over 20 years of senior management experience in Agriculture, including several years of prior experience in the Macadamia Industry. He has worked in key domestic and international management roles throughout his career, including heading up a hybrid seed business with major operations in the United States and Mexico. Ben holds a Degree in Applied Science from the University of Queensland and a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

About Justin Truscott

Justin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience after 19 years within the finance / accounting
sector. He has spent the past 10 years working with global companies gaining experience across Asia (China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Korea), USA, Europe and the Middle East. Justin has worked with several key companies within the garment manufacturing industry.

About Steven Lee

Steven has 28 years’ experience within the nut industry. He joined Marquis Macadamias in 2005 initially as Operations Manager, then General Manager. Previous roles include agricultural R&D, micro lab management, factory QA and process development. Steven has a Plant Biology science degree.

About Jamie Burley

Born and raised in Lismore, Jamie began his career in engineering and production management in the industrial gases industry with roles in Sydney and Townsville before being taking on the role of Operations Manager for Queensland based in Brisbane. 

He then made the move across the Tasman as Sales General Manager for New Zealand for five years before leaving the Industrial Gases world and returning to the Northern Rivers to apply his operational experience to the Macadamia Industry. 

Jamie has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Queensland.

About Craig Brice

Craig has 28 years’ experience in the macadamia industry. He joined MPC in 1992 working in various roles including Quality Manager and Operations Manager and was appointed General Manager Bundaberg in 2018.

About George Hagios

George was born and raised in Sydney and studied his master’s degree in Business Administration at Macquarie University. George previously worked for several multinational companies within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry in various sales and management positions, in both Australia and Europe. These companies include Pepsi and Masterfoods.

About Graeme Taylor

Graeme has over 27 years of management experience, half of which in the food and retail sectors, mostly in Project management and Operations. For ten years, he was a General Manager of a macadamia processor in Limpopo, South Africa, where he was heavily involved in marketing their products globally. Before joining Marquis, Graeme was the Chief Operating Officer of a leading South African macadamia producer. He studied Business Management and successfully completed a Mastery of Leadership program through the University of Stellenbosch,  led by the Industrial Psychology Department.

Alum Saayman

Prior to joining Marquis Macadamias Africa as General Manager, Alun was the General Manager and Director of a large agricultural operation (Citrus and Macadamias) for close to 15 years, being responsible for all facets of the operation including packhouse and marketing.

He was previously involved in the management of tea, coffee and timber farming operations and the managing of a tea factory.

He studied Advanced Labour Law and Business Management at the University of South Africa. He also holds a certificate in plant protection from the Association of Veterinary and Crop Associations of South Africa (AVCASA).

About Shane Hartman

Shane grew up in Limpopo, South Africa, in a small mining and agricultural town. Having always had a passion for numbers he spent a lot of time with the accounts personnel in the family owned business and even processed the accounting records from an early age.

Shane completed a BCompt Acc (Hons) degree from the University of Potchefstroom. This was followed by a Masters in Tax (MTax) from the University of South Africa and then a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Regent Business School.