Alpine Nurseries is an industry leading wholesale nursery servicing a range of customers in the landscape, building/construction, retail and government sectors.

Alpine is committed to building careers for its team members by providing targeted training and mentoring. Alpine has the size, expertise and experience to provide a range of opportunities in our Production, Sales, Trademart and Administration sectors and geographically at our nurseries in Sydney and Alstonville.

The core values at Alpine are trust, mutual respect and teamwork which are translated into quality plants and great service.

Dural (Head Office)

Peter Knox

Peter Knox

Managing Director

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Peter acquired Alpine Nurseries in 2002 and remains Managing Director of the business.

Peter has led an expansion program at Alpine which has seen it expand through the addition of large nurseries at Alstonville, Brisbane and new sites in the Sydney region. Peter is actively involved in the business, particularly in strategic direction and financial management.

Prior to acquiring Alpine Peter was a partner at international accounting firm Ernst & Young, most recently as Managing Partner of the firm’s practice in Indonesia.

Ken Bevan

General Manager

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Ken Bevan has worked in wholesale production nurseries since 1996 managing a broad range of private and public projects servicing residential and commercial Landscape Contractors, Landscape Architects and Designers, Councils and Developers.

Ken is a qualified horticulturist with a Certificate III in Horticulture from Ryde TAFE and has a Masters of Management (Finance) from MGSM.

Ken worked as Business Development Manager at Alpine Nurseries for 8 years, since 2007. Ken then stepped into the role of General Manager in 2016.

Craig Rich

Craig Rich

Operations Manager

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Craig has been working in the nursery industry for 37 years. He has worked in garden centre’s, landscape businesses, specialist production nurseries and most recently at Alpine for the last 12 years.

Craig is a qualified horticulturist with a certificate III in Horticulture from Ryde TAFE. He has a strong interest in plants and the people who design and plant them.

He started at Alpine as the Trademart Manager and has since held several roles relating to stock procurement and production planning. He is currently the Operations Manager, a role that oversees the production planning for the three main nurseries, freight between all the sites as well as monitoring equipment and other assets.

Daniel Heiden

Daniel Heiden

Commercial Sales Manager

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Daniel has been in the industry for 12 years, he is a qualified Horticulturist with a Certificate III in Parks and Gardens from Ryde TAFE. Daniel has been with Alpine Nurseries for 8 years and has worked in a variety of roles within the company, prior to accepting the role as Commercial Sales Manager.

As  Commercial Sales Manager Daniel leads a team dealing with large scale projects in NSW and ACT with customers in Government, Development and Landscaping. He manages pre-grow contracts which are a common feature of larger developments.

Ryan Welsh

Ryan Welsh

Despatch Manager

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Ryan Welsh has been working in the nursery industry for the past 15 years and started at Alpine Nurseries in 2008.

Ryan has worked  in various roles at Alpine, starting out as an Order picker, moving to Dock Supervisor and has been in the position of Despatch Manager since 2013.

Ryan holds the Certificate lll in Horticulture and a Diploma of Management. As Despatch Manager, he enjoys the fast paced environment of working with a highly productive team.

Bruce Stanley

Sales Manager, Dural Sales

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Bruce Stanley joined Alpine Nurseries in September 2017 as our Sales Manager in Dural after working in the industry for more than 30 years. Bruce is a qualified Horticulturist with Ryde School of Horticulture and also holds a Diploma in Management. He first commenced working in retail garden centres, then continued as a retail buyer for the home improvement industry through Bunnings, and later Masters Home Improvement. Bruce has long admired Alpine Nurseries for the quality of the stock and attention to service.

Greg Knox

Greg Knox

Sales Manager

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Greg has been with Alpine Nurseries for 12 years and manages the sales team. Greg is a qualified horticulturalist with a Certificate III in Horticulture as well as an Advanced Diploma in Information Technology. Greg has a vast knowledge of plants and the landscape trade.

During his time with Alpine Greg has had a variety of roles from working in production, order picking and sales executive. Greg also looks after some of Alpines larger accounts and has seen the sales team grow significantly over the last 6 years.

Gavin Bodilly

Trademart Manager

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Gavin Bodilly has been part of the Alpine Nurseries Team since 1997 and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Gavin holds qualifications in various fields including Bachelor of Science, Certificate IV Information Technology Tech Support and a Diploma of Management.

Gavin has been the Trademart Manager since 2009. Prior to that he has fulfilled many roles at Alpine, including working in production and dispatch in his early years. This gave him invaluable skills and experience required to step into a leadership position in Trademart.

Gizelle Rose

Accountant

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Gizelle Rose is a Chartered Accountant who commenced working at Alpine Nurseries in October 2017. Gizelle has been working in the accounting industry since 2002 and brings a diverse range of expertise to the Accounts division.

As the Alpine Nurseries internal Accountant, Gizelle leads the Accounts team to provide a range of financial and administrative services to the business. Gizelle is responsible for the preparation, reporting and analysis of financial information including forecasting, budgeting, management reporting, taxation and payroll functions.

Alstonville

Bruce Wilson

Bruce Wilson

Nursery Manager

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Bruce Wilson joined the industry over 30 years ago. Starting in Cut Flower production he then moved into Wholesale production nurseries. Bruce is a qualified horticulturist with a Certificate lll in Horticulture.

Bruce started at Alpine Dural in 1992 as a leading hand then as production manager for 10 years. In 2004 he relocated to Alstonville as the Nursery Manager to oversee and develop the state of the art nursery on a 18 hectare property.

The development of the nursery is in its final stages with under 1 hectare to complete.

Ben Habershon

Ben Habershon

Production Manager

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Ben began his horticultural career at in 2003 as a nursery hand in a production nursery. He joined Alpine in 2006 and was appointed Production Manager the following year.

Ben has completed his Trade Certificate in Horticulture as well as Certificate 4 in Frontline Management and many other training and industry related courses. Ben is also a Certified Nursery Professional and has sat on various industry committees over the last 10 years

In 2013 he took part in the HAL Horticulture – Next generation program and in 2014 was awarded the Nursery and Garden industry NSW Young Leader of the Year.

Ben’s role as Production Manager sees him lead a team of about 20 staff and is responsible for all of Alpine Alstonvilles production including planning, maintenance and scheduling.

Oliver Blythe

Sales Manager

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Oliver Blythe has been part of the Nursery Industry since 2005 and is a qualified Horticulturist. He attended Wollongbar Tafe and completed Certificate II, III and IV of Horticulture.

Oliver joined Alpine Nurseries in 2017 as Sales Manager – Alstonville.  His duties include managing the stock needs of the Sales team in Dural as well fulfilling stock requirements for local Landscapers, Councils, Developers, Wholesale and Retail Nurseries and managing direct sales to interstate customers.

Alpine Arcadia

Ben Turner

Ben Turner

Nursery Manager

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Ben Turner has worked in wholesale production nurseries for over 20 years, starting as a 16 year old apprentice at a large wholesale/ retail nursery. He has experience growing a large range of plants as well as installing and maintaining irrigation systems. Ben is a qualified horticulturist, with a Certificate lll in Horticulture and also has a Diploma of Management.

Ben has been with Alpine for over 10 years, working first as a supervisor and now as the manager of Alpines Arcadia site.