Grains Research and Development Corporation (Board)

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
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 (R&D) activities, and monitors, evaluates and reports on the impact of R&D activities on the grains industry and the wider community. GRDC also facilitates the dissemination, adoption and commercialisation of the results of R&D.

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

  • Postal Address

    Level 4, East Building, 4 National Circuit
    Barton ACT 2600
    Australia

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. John Woods 1 October 2023 30 September 2024
Deputy Chair Mr. Robert Nixon 24 April 2024 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Kellie Benda 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Robert Nixon 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Shaun Coffey 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Natalie Sommerville 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Richard Heath 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Mrs. Sharon Starick 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Belinda Turner 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
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