Richard Sheldrake

Dr Richard Sheldrake AM, FTSE, FRSN
Chair, NSW State Committee

Richard Sheldrake had a 38 year career in the NSW Public Service, and was Director-General of four Departments (Agriculture, Natural Resources, Industry and Investment and Primary Industries) between 2002 and 2013, when he retired.

Richard has had a long-term commitment to rural and regional Australia, focussing on issues such as farm productivity and profitability, rural research and development, natural resource management and ensuring that our national plant and animal biosecurity is optimal, for the benefit of all Australians.

Richard is currently a member of the Board of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and is a member of the NSW Government’s Innovation and Productivity Council.