Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (trading as AgriFutures Australia) (Board)

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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 Rural Research, Development and Extension 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

  • Postal Address

    Building 7, CSU, Tooma Way
    Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
    Australia

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Cathy McGowan 11 January 2023 10 January 2026
Deputy Chair VACANT
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Matthew Macfarlane 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Cindy Cassidy 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Dr. Harjeet Khanna 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Prof. Andrew Campbell FAICD 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Daniel Le Feuvre 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Prof. Julie Cotter 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Director/Non-Executive Director Prof. Andrew Harris 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
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