About Us

WELCOME

Our purpose for the last 57 years is to represent professional horticulture practitioners across Australia, to encourage and develop relationships with affiliate and like organisations to deliver the highest quality and productive results to any horticultural project.

AIH is the only organisation to offer Registered Horticulturist as an accreditation for qualifying practitioners. Registered Horticulturist accreditation is supported by a diverse professional development program that also promotes accredited professionals to government, commercial and private sectors. More productive and informed practitioners mean better project results. Find out more about us.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Australian Institute of Horticulture will lead the profession of horticulture nationally in promoting excellence and environmental responsibility in horticulture practice through quality professional development, service and advocacy.

OUR MEMBERS ARE HIGHLY SKILLED

AIH members are highly skilled and bring credibility, professionalism and economies to your project. As AIH members each has access to many membership categories and network benefits to suit your business or level of professional interest and AIH recognizes that our member businesses need to be profitable. Join us today!

OUR REGIONAL CONVENORS

Regional convenors are the organisers of AIH activities in your local region. It’s worth getting to know your friendly convenor.

NEW SOUTH WALES

CHRISTOPHER POULTON
MAIH, Registered Horticulturist

E: Christopher Poulton P: 0409 747 178

TOM LANTRY
FAIH, Registered Horticulturist

E:
Tom Lantry P: 0403 076 093

MARC PERCIVAL

E: Marc Percival

PATRICK REGNAULT
MAIH, Registered Horticulturist

E: Patrick Regnault P: 0408 429 646 

DIANNE ELLIS
MAIH, Registered Horticulturist

E: Dianne Ellis P: 0432 385 890

VIC / ACT / QLD / SA / WA

MICHAEL CASEY
MAIH, Registered Horticulturist

E: Michael Casey P: 0411 520 796

JACKIE WARBURTON
MAIH 

E: Jackie Warburton

Acting Regional Convener: 

PATRICK REGNAULT
MAIH

E: Patrick Regnault

 

MATT MITCHLEY
MAIH

E: Matt Mitchley

MATTHEW PEARSON

NEVILLE PASSMORE
MAIH, Registered Horticulturist

E: Neville Passmore P: 0411 475 519

SINGAPORE

JOHN TAN
MAIH Registered Horticulturist

COUNCIL MEMBERS

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE

Wayne Van Balen

President
MAIH RH

Michael Casey

Vice President
MAIH RH

KIM MORRIS

SECRETARY
FAIH RH

Andrew Prowse

TREASURER
MAIH RH

NATIONAL OFFICERS

ANNETTE IRISH

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
FAIH RH, CPH (PRINCIPAL) 

PAUL SCHOLTENS

PUBLIC OFFICER
FAIH RH

COUNCILLORS

MICHAEL CASEY

MAIH RH

NEVILLE PASSMORE

MAIH RH

PATRICK REGNAULT

MAIH RH

MATT MITCHLEY

MAIH RH

REGISTERED HORTICULTURIST AMBASSADORS

JUDY HORTON

MAIH RH, OAM

DON BURKE

FAIH RH, OAM

TEVA RAJ

MAIH RH