Agriculture and Water Resources
The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), trading as AgriFutures Australia, is a statutory authority established under the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989. RIRDC was established by the Australian Government to work with small and emerging industries to invest in research and development for a more sustainable, productive and profitable rural sector and further understanding of national rural issues. The Australian Government's National Science and Research Priorities and the Commonwealths RDandE Priorities provide an over-arching framework for public investment in rural research and development. RIRDC's investments are closely aligned with these priorities.

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 July 1990

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mrs. Kay Hull AM 2 August 2016 1 August 2019
Deputy Chair Mr. Ian Henderson 27 November 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Andrews 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Dr. Katrina (Kate) Fairley-Grenot 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Dr. William (Bill) Ryan 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Richard (Ric) Clark 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Dr. Anthony (Tony) Hamilton 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Ian Henderson 1 October 2017 30 September 2020
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