Australia Management Profiles

ANDREW FOWLER – Chairman

Andrew was elected to the Board in 2011 and was appointed Chair of the Board in September 2016. Andrew and his wife Marie farm with his family outside Esperance on the south-east coast of Western Australia. The business produces canola, barley, wheat, lamb, wool and beef. Andrew is currently focusing on the synergies between the livestock and the crops, grazing all the crops and ensuring good sub-clover pasture regeneration. Andrew was awarded life membership of the South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) and is also a member of the GRDC’s local Regional Cropping Solutions Network. He travelled on his Nuffield Scholarship in 2000.

JODIE DEAN – CEO

Jodie Dean has been the Chief Executive Officer of Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars since May 2016. She manages the application phase, selection and international study program for up to 30 Australian Nuffield Scholars annually. Prior to this, Jodie was Operations Manager at Grain Trade Australia (GTA) between February 2014 and April 2016, where she supported the GTA Technical Committees working across Trading Standards, Contracts and Trade Rules, transport, storage & ports issues, GM grains and Trade & Market Access.

Jodie also administered the GTA Dispute Resolution Process and coordinated a range of events, workshops and communication activities. Prior to joining GTA, she was the Senior Manager – Agricultural Development at the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW where she oversaw industry partnerships, education programs for school students and leadership development and ‘Youth In Ag’ programs during the Sydney Royal Easter Show and year round. Before joining the RAS, based in central west NSW, Jodie’s roles focused on applied research and extension in cropping and mixed farming systems and included working across the Grain & Graze Program, NSW DPI, Lachlan Catchment Management Authority and Central West Farming Systems where she commenced as an Extension Officer and progressed to the role of CEO. During this time she oversaw a number of RDC funded projects, corporate partnerships and managed a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, extension officers and administration and finance staff.

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