Board of Directors

The Crawford Fund Board consists of eminent Australians with a wide experience in research, politics or development. The Board is responsible for the Crawford Fund’s policies and strategic planning.

John AndersonThe Hon John Anderson AC FTSE
Chair: The Crawford Fund
Former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the National Party


Rev Hon Dr Lynn Arnold AO
Chair: Crawford Fund South Australia State Committee


Kaye BasfordProfessor Kaye Basford AM, PhD, FTSE, FAICD, FIS, FAIA, FQA
Head, School of Biomedical Sciences; and former President, Academic Board,The University of Queensland
Chair: Crawford Fund Queensland State Committee


Dr Colin Chartres
Chief Executive Officer
The Crawford Fund


Dr Wendy Craik AM FTSE
Chair: Crawford Fund ACT Committee


The Hon. Joel Andrew Fitzgibbon GradCertBA, GAICD
Former Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Helen GarnettEm Prof Helen Garnett PhD, PSM, FTSE, FAICD
Chair: Generator Property Management Pty Ltd
Director: Energy Consumers Australia, Developing East Arnhem Ltd and Larrakia Development Corporation
Chair: Crawford Fund Northern Territory Committee
Tony GregsonDr Tony Gregson AM, PhD, DSc, FRACI, FTSE
Chair: Crawford Fund Victoria State Committee

Board_doic-treevesProfessor Tim Reeves AM, DAgrSc (hc); FTSE
Professor, University of Melbourne; former Director General CIMMYT and former Chair Agriculture Forum ATSE

Dr Richard Sheldrake AM, FTSE, FRSN
Chair: Crawford Fund New South Wales State Committee

Dr Mark Sweetingham PSM, FAIST
Chair: Crawford Fund WA State Committee

Michael-TaylorMr Michael Taylor AO, FTSE
Fellow of the Centre for Strategy and Governance
Principal Foursight Associates

RichardWarner_squareMr Richard Warner AM
Chair: Crawford Fund Tasmania State Committee