Local Organising Committee

Robert HenryRobert Henry (Chair)
Director, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland, Australia


Gavin AshGavin Ash
Professor and Director, Centre for Crop Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Campus


Frikkie BothaFrikkie Botha
Executive Manager, Sugar Research Australia


Drenth-AndreAndre Drenth
Professorial Research Fellow, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland


Mike GidleyMike Gidley
Director, Centre of Nutrition and Food Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI),  The University of Queensland


Wayne HallWayne Hall
Executive Director of Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries


Graem HammerGraeme Hammer
Director, Centre for Plant Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland


Peter HornePeter Horne
General Manager, Country Programs,  Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research


Astrid HughesAstrid Hughes
Relationship Manager, Horticulture Innovation Australia


Dean JerryDean Jerry
Head of Aquaculture and Fisheries, James Cook University
Director, ARC Research Hub for Advanced Prawn Breeding
Deputy Director, Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture, James Cook University


Ala Lew-TaborAla Tabor
Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Animal Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland


Lynne McIntyreLynne McIntyre
Research Director, Breeding Higher Value Crops, CSIRO Agriculture Flagship


Sarah MeibuschSarah Meibusch
Adjunct Associate Professor, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland


Neal MenziesNeal Menzies
Head of School, School of Agriculture and Food Science, The University of Queensland


Neena MitterNeena Mitter
Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Plant Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland


Stephen MooreSteve Moore
Director, Centre of Animal Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland


Sagadevan MundreeSagadevan Mundree
Director, Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, Queensland University of Technology


Francis OgbonnayaFrancis Ogbonnaya
General Manager – Capacity and National Programs, Grains Research and Development Corporation


Dennis PoppiDennis Poppi
Professor of Animal Nutrition, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland


Margaret PulsMargaret Puls
Marketing and Communications Manager, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland


Yasmina SultanbawaYasmina Sultanbawa
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland


Lynne TurnerLynne Turner
General Manager – Strategic Policy and Planning, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries


Gene WijffelsGene Wijffels
Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO


Ann DunnAnn Dunn
Finance Manager, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland


Emma Linnell 1Emma Linnell
Executive Administration Officer, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland


Hannah Hardy
Marketing and Communications Officer, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland