Jeremy Blockey / Owner, Cape Trib Fruit Farm
Jeremy has worked in Far North Queensland for the past 32 years as an economist, business consultant, and strategic advisor. Aside from running his own consultancy business, Jeremy had a 15-month contract with the Queensland Government as Queensland’s Special Trade Representative to Papua New Guinea. Jeremy also spent 12 months in a corporate role with ASX-listed mining company Consolidated Tin Mines.In early 2015 Jeremy became actively involved in the family farm at Cape Tribulation, North Queensland, which has been owned by the Gray family since the late 1970s. He, and his wife Merran, bought Cape Trib Farm in 2016 and now grow over 70 varieties of exotic fruit, run a B&B farmstay, and run fruit tasting as a tourism experience. Jeremy has built a strong network of business connections across the region, complemented by his involvement in and being a committee member of a number of business and not-for-profit organisations – including serving on the Cairns Chamber of Commerce committee for seven years (3½ years as President), and five years on Advance Cairns; other board roles have included Trinity Anglican School, JUTE Theatre, the TNQ Institute of TAFE Council, and Djarragun Enterprises (an Indigenous social enterprise).