The Board comprises up to nine directors who are appointed, in accordance with sections 17 and 77 of the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 (the PIRD Act), as follows:

  • The Chair is selected and appointed by the Minister
  • The Managing Director is selected and appointed by the Board on terms and conditions determined by the Board.
  • The other directors are appointed by the Minister on the nomination of a selection committee. The Minister appoints the selection committee based on the nominations of FRDC's representative organisations.

Directors:

  • Mr John Williams - Chair
  • Professor Colin Buxton - Deputy Chair
  • Dr Patrick Hone - Managing Director
  • Dr Saranne Cooke
  • Dr Chris Calogeras
  • Mrs Suzanne Hullick
  • Mr Boris Musa
  • Mr Alex Ogg
  • Dr Lyndal Thorburn

Directors are selected based on their expertise in one or more of the following fields:

  • commodity production
  • commodity processing
  • commodity marketing
  • conservation of natural resources
  • management of natural resources
  • science
  • technology and technology transfer
  • environmental and ecological matters
  • economics
  • administration of research and development
  • finance
  • business management
  • communication
  • government policy and public administration.
     

Directors are appointed for a term not exceeding three years. The Managing Director holds office at the Board's pleasure. All Directors other than the Managing Director are appointed on a part-time basis.

The Board engages regularly with FRDC stakeholders (travel restrictions permitting):

 

Upcoming Board meetings

Board # 

Meeting date 

Meeting purpose 

Meeting location 

192 

89 Jun 2022 

Board meeting 

Darwin 

193 

1718 Aug 2022 

Board meeting 

Canberra 

194 

2324 Nov 2022 

Board meeting 

Canberra 

195 

23 Feb 2023 

Board meeting 

Melbourne

196 

1920 Apr 2023 

Board meeting 

Perth 

197 

1415 Jun 2023 

Board meeting 

Hobart 

198 

1617 Aug 2023 

Board meeting 

Canberra 

199 

2223 Nov 2023 

Board meeting 

Canberra 

200 

2122 Feb 2024 

Board meeting 

Adelaide 

201 

1718 Apr 2024 

Board meeting 

Darwin 

202 

1213 Jun 2024 

Board meeting 

Launceston/ Beauty Point 

203 

1415 Aug 2024 

Board meeting 

Canberra 

204 

2021 Nov 2024 

Board meeting 

Canberra 

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