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Grains Research and Development Corporation Chairperson


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GRDC is responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing research, development and extension (RD&E) for 25 leviable grain crops. It is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 and its portfolio department is the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
GRDC’s primary objective is to drive the discovery, development and delivery of world-class innovation to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers and benefit the industry and the wider community.
The resources available to GRDC for investment in RD&E predominantly arise from levies paid by grain growers and contributions made by the Australian Government, with additional income from interest, royalties and grants.
Further information about GRDC is available at: www.grdc.com.au

The role
The role of the GRDC Chairperson is to:
  • ensure compliance with statutory obligations
  • ensure that investment in RD&E is undertaken in accordance with government and industry priorities for RD&E and other policy directions as well as ensuring that investments provide value to industry
  • consult and communicate with industry representative organisations, stakeholders and government
  • participate in the Council of Rural Research and Development Corporation Chairs meetings and work collaboratively with other research and development corporations (RDCs)
  • maintain strong governance practices with regular reviews, including periodic review of the board’s functioning and performance.
Skills and experience
The GRDC Chairperson requires the following expertise and experience:
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience in setting strategic business direction
  • Highly developed business acumen
  • Highly developed communication and consultation skills
  • Board experience
  • Appreciation of governance practices
  • Understanding of government
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the grains industry.
Remuneration and allowances for the GRDC Chairperson are prescribed by the Australian Government Remuneration Tribunal. The current determination sets remuneration at $82,960 per year for the
part-time position and provides for Tier 1 travel allowances.

Assessment of Applications and Appointment
Applications for the GRDC Chairperson position may be assessed without conducting interviews. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry will provide a list of suitable candidates to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for consideration.
The position is a statutory appointment made by the Minister under subsection 17(1) of the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989.

How to apply
Applicants are required to lodge an application on-line via https://www.agriculture.gov.au/about/jobs/apply (select Job Reference 2024/X). Applicants are asked to provide a statement of claims (1000 word maximum) addressing the skills and experience listed above and what they would bring to the role together with a current CV (maximum of four pages).

Contact for further information
Mr Angel Marina on 02 6272 3516.

Closing date:  11.00 pm (AEDT) on Sunday 12 May 2024


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Brisbane, QLD, Australia


Grains Research and Development Corporation Chairperson






$82,960.00 per year