John Summers Region Six: Bordertown, Mt Benson, Mt Gambier, Padthaway, Robe, Wrattonbully and Limestone Coast Other
John and his wife Julie operate a mixed farm at Padthaway including 43 Ha of wine grape vineyard where John grew up as a member of a second world war soldier settlement family.
Whilst John has maintained a farming interest throughout his career, he has also operated internationally in senior private sector management positions including strategic management with a strong interest in water resources.
He sees strong communities as the foundation of a vibrant and successful future Australia with primary production playing a vital role in producing the energy and new generations of entrepreneurs and leaders necessary for this country to flourish.
Whilst South Australia has a fine track-record in wine and wine-grape production and bountiful technical resources to help the industry along its way, he feels regional representation involves ensuring strategic and pragmatic unification of effort by all parties to deliver what matters most; albeit in a timely and cost effective manner.