Australian Hemp Innovations (AHI) is a trusted importer of certified hemp seed & a provider of associated agronomical services to Australia’s industrial, nutritional & medicinal hemp industry.
Our company is one of the few fully licenced to import, store & handle industrial hemp seed in Australia.
With our team of experienced industry professional, including agronomists, seed geneticists, farmers, traders, & legal & government relations experts, our extensive knowledge & commerce networks across the Asia-Pacific, the Americas & Europe, as well as our comprehensive corporate experience & insight into the hemp industry, AHI are perfectly suited to partner with companies already established or those wanting to work in or with this hemp sector.
At AHI, we offer comprehensive solutions for all your hemp needs. We don’t just meet the standards, we set them.
'Industrial hemp for a sustainable future'
Jacqueline adopted an entrepreneurial spirit at a very young age. Her early years were spent running her own successful direct marketing business in Perth with her partner & by the age of 21 had a staff of 15 overseeing the entire operations. She progressed into the event industry after moving to Melbourne & honed her project management skills with a 3 year stint at the Victoria Racing Club, producing the prestigious Melbourne Cup horse race. This led to her opening her own boutique Event Management business specialising in working with many leading International brands incorporating Sponsorship, Public Relations & Event Management.
After the 2008 market crash the industry took a major hit & Jacqueline decided it was time to change the course & was led into the emerging Medical Cannabis industry.She has since been a long-time advocate for Medicinal Cannabis spending significant time in America over a period of four years, learning every aspect of the Cannabis plant under the watchful eye of Professor Robert J Melamede. Ph.D. During the pas 10 years she attended a number of conferences in both America & Europe further advancing her knowledge of the cannabis plant and its numerous applications. These experiences have afforded her time spent with many leading industry professionals resulting in an extensive & invaluable stable of contacts.
Jacqueline is also currently involved in several international technologies that encompass both the mining exploration industry (satellite) a& renewable energies (wind & hydro power), having secured the Australasian representative rights to these latest state of the art technologies originating from both Russia & America.
Dr Arthur Chrenkoff
Arthur is a highly credentialed
& well respected political professional with16 years’ experience as a policy adviser
in federal politics.
Having worked across a range
of ministerial portfolios, Arthur has an extensive knowledge of policy development, campaigning, government processes, writing & communications. During his time in government Arthur was recognised as the best speech-writer in the Senate.
In the private sector, Arthur has worked as a consultant with many businesses & government clients, specialising in tender & grant applications, research, editing, as well as writing speeches, opinion pieces,
position papers & general submissions.
Arthur has also run two successful blogs & has published a novel. His
opinion pieces have appeared
in “The New York Times”, “The Wall Street Journal’s Online Opinion”, “The New York Observer”, & “The Spectator
Australia” blog. Arthur has a Doctorate in Law from the University of Queensland.
At ASA, Arthur will use his writing skills to meet your communications needs.
Zach Davis - Hancock
Zach has worked as a political strategist for over a decade at local, state & federal levels of government.
He has extensive experience in stakeholder management, policy development, campaigning & market research & in 2013 Zach won an “American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Award”. Zach has also provided guidance for foreign investors & foreign clients in
attaining work visas & investing in local businesses.
He has a great understanding of running successful social media campaigns & has been employed by both the major & minor parties to
provide guidance in this area.
Until 2015, Zach was employed as a Senior Policy Advisor for then Minister
for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander & Multicultural Affairs, Glen Elmes.
Moving into the private sector, Zach has been a consultant for a number of
not for profit organisations & corporate clients, specialising in market & ‘opposition’ research & is the Director of Gravis Insights Australia.
At ASA, Zach’s research & campaigns experience will help to better target your interactions with & more effectively reach government & stakeholders.
After studying Public Policy & Foreign Affairs at University, Kevin has accumulated over 20 years of policy, strategy & communication experience working in senior managerial roles for both government & in the private sector.
In government, Kevin worked for the Brisbane City Council as a Strategy & Communication Adviser to then Lord Mayor Campbell Newman. He then worked for the Federal Liberal Party in Canberra & then with federal
Queensland Senator & shadow Minister, Brett Mason.
In the private sector, Kevin is an experienced director, senior manager & consultant. His last role was as the senior government adviser for maritime company, BSE Maritime Solutions.
During that time, Kevin was also Vice-President of Queensland Superyacht
Alliance & was on the Board of Directors for Superyacht Australia.
This maritime experience led Kevin to initiate & provide extensive guidance to the Brisbane City Council in creating their ‘BCC Rivers Edge Strategy 2013’. His comprehensive input has seen the Council adopt many
of his proposals for the Brisbane River, including his proposals for revitalising the Southbank mooring facilities, creating flood proof City Cats’
berths, & building public facilities for recreational boat use along the river.
At ASA, Kevin will bring his experience & expertise to help you develop
successful strategies & campaigns in dealings with government.
Andrew is grower & private agricultural consultant near Lake Cargelligo NSW with more than 17 years agronomy & practical farm management experience.
He is an active member of the grains industry with former roles on the Central East Research Advisory Committee, NSW Farmers Coolah branch & has served on the GRDC northern panel since 2015. He is also a board member & the chair of Grain Orana Alliance.
Logistic's & Seed Handling
Johan is a qualified builder with 20 years experience including building Hempcrete houses. He is a key figure in the development of the hemp building industry in Australia. He has developed certification, manuals & training programs to meet the growing interest & demand for hemp as a sustainable building material.
Having spent more than a decade working on incorporating fibre crops into the rotations on his central Queensland sugar farm, Joe Muscat knew there was still something missing.
The Oakenden farmer had grown kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus), sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea), & industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) to world standards, but wanted to take the product to the next level.
Robin H Chambers
Mr Robin H Chambers AO, was one of the founders of the firm, Chambers International Lawyers in 1984. Prior to that he had been General Counsel of CRA Limited (now Rio Tinto Limited) for 14 years. He graduated with degrees in Australia & the United States, and was an associate with Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York before returning to Australia to join CRA.
Over his career as an international lawyer, he has been General Counsel on numerous projects, including many of the major resources projects developed in Australia, as well as on projects across Asia & other continents.
He was co-founder of the Australian Mining & Petroleum Law Association & one time President. He is a life member of AMPLA. This body is the leading resources and energy law organisation in Australia.
He was a member of the National Board of the Australia China Business Council from 1986 until its merger with the ACCCI in the mid 1990s. Thereafter, he held the position of State Vice President for many years. He was made a life member in 2007.
He is the only non-Chinese director of the Chinese Government-owned Sinosteel Australia Pty Ltd, a director of Wuhan Steels Australian Subsidiary. He was previously a director of YTC Resources Ltd appointed by Yunnan Tin Group Company Ltd and Co Chairman of the China Advisory Board of Fortescue Metals Group.