Agriculture and Water Resources
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is one of the world's leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing research development and extension to deliver improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. GRDC is a statutory corporation, established in 1990 under the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989. GRDC's primary objective is to drive the discovery, development and delivery of world-class innovation to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers and benefit the industry and the wider community. GRDC coordinates and funds research and development (RandD) activities, and monitors, evaluates and reports on the impact of RandD activities on the grains industry and the wider community. GRDC also facilitates the dissemination, adoption and commercialisation of the results of RandD.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    9

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    1 October 1990

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. John Woods 1 October 2016 30 September 2019
Deputy Chair VACANT    
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Sue Middleton 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Roseanne Healy 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Dr. Helen Garnett PSM 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Dianne Angus 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Prof. Chris Blanchard 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Richard Heath 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Prof. Stephen Powles 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
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