Jack Mooney – Nursery Manager, Tomato Category
I graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Rural Science with honours specialising in tomato grafting. I have been with Costas since December 2014 and was promoted to the Nursery manager in February 2016. As the Nursery Manager I oversee the propagation of 750,000 grafted tomato seedlings each year. This includes everything from; seeding, grafting, transplanting, growing and delivery to onsite glasshouses and third party growers. I am passionate about intensive food production. I enjoy being part of the Costa Team due to the dynamic work environment and emphasis on investment into emerging technologies.
Ellie Saadati – Quality Assurance Project Officer, Mushroom Category
I grew up in the Middle East and migrated with my husband to Australia in 2013 on a student visa. I have a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering, and then went on to complete my Masters of Agriculture at the University of New England in New South Wales, while working at Costa Tomato Category. I then moved to Victoria and commenced work with Costa Mushroom Category in Mernda as a Quality Assurance Project Officer. I have been given the opportunity to work on a pest management project which consists of researching how to control sciaridae flies. I love working at Costa and I am grateful for the support they have shown me and opportunities given to me. They are my Australian family.