Agriculture, Water and the Environment
The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) was established by the Australian Government to work with industry to invest in research, development and extension (RD&E) for a more profitable, sustainable and dynamic cotton industry. CRDC is based in Narrabri, the centre of one of Australia's major cotton growing regions and the location of the major cotton research facility, the Australian Cotton Research Institute. The purpose of the CRDC is to support the performance of the cotton industry: helping to increase both productivity and profitability of our growers.

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. Richard Haire 29 August 2019 28 August 2022
Deputy Chair Ms. Rosemary Richards 10 March 2021 30 September 2023
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Peta Slack-Smith 1 October 2020 30 September 2023
Director/Non-Executive Director Prof. Les Copeland 1 October 2020 30 September 2023
Director/Non-Executive Director Dr. Gary Fitt 1 October 2020 30 September 2023
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Ross Burnett 1 October 2020 30 September 2023
Non-Executive Director Dr. Danielle Kennedy 1 October 2020 30 September 2023
Last updated: