experience and expertise
The Directors of Birkdale International have combined the experience and expertise of Birkdale Nursery (Australia) and Asian Sportsturf (Hong Kong).
James McGeochBirkdale International Limited, Director
James is a Director of Birkdale International Limited (Hong Kong), Director of Landscape and Nursery Division for Shanghai Shendi Garden Investment and Construction Company Limited, Senior Consultant for Shanghai Gardens Group Company Limited and Managing Director, McGeoch’s Birkdale Nursery Pty Ltd (Australia).
He brings over 42 years horticultural and 22 years exporting experience to the company as Managing Director of Birkdale Nursery from 1982-2006. Birkdale Nursery was well known for its high quality horticultural products and export services throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Pacific Islands and was a leader in the Australian horticultural industry.
James is highly respected in the Australian and international horticultural industry and has held leadership positions on several Australian national boards. From 1997-2001, he was Chairman of the Horticultural Research and Development Corporation of Australia and from 1999- 2001, he was Chairman of the Joint Rural Research and Development Corporations. He is also a Past Member of the Rural Innovation Advisory Council (a Federal Government ministerial appointment). His contribution to outstanding service to the Australian nursery industry was recognised by him being named ‘Nurseryman of the Year’ in 1999.
James has a deep understanding of the complexities of the international market and provides a wealth of knowledge in this arena. He has been based in Asia for the past 14 years, living and working in the Philippines, Hong Kong, China and Macau.
Darren MoseleyBirkdale International Limited, Director
Darren is a Director of Birkdale International Limited (Hong Kong and Macau), Managing Director, Asian Sportsturf Limited (Hong Kong) and Zhuhai Dai Yi Golf and Landscape Company (China).
Qualified in Horticulture and Turf Management, Darren’s career spans 22 years in the turf and golf course construction industry with 18 years experience in South East Asia. Asian Sportsturf Limited is regarded as one of the world’s premier golf course construction companies with clients including Hong Kong Golf Club, Hong Kong Jockey Club. In 2005, following his work with Disneyland Hong Kong, he commenced business in the landscape sector.
Darren is experienced in the project management of all aspects of turf grass, landscape construction and maintenance. He was an international finalist for the Australian Golf Course Superintendents’ Claude Crockford Environmental Award when he was Golf Course Superintendent at the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course.
Barbara McGeochDirector, Zhuhai Birkdale Nursery Limited
Barbara is a Director of McGeoch’s Birkdale Nursery Pty Ltd (Australia), Zhuhai Birkdale Nursery Limited (China) and General Manager of Emaho Trees (Australia).
Currently, she is a Director of the Australian Institute of Export which focuses on education and raising the awareness of the importance of export to Australia’s economy.
James McGeoch and Darren Moseley are backed up by our team of professionals with international experience and expertise in project management, ornamental horticulture and provision of services relating to horticultural advice, research and export/logistics.