Speakers & Chairs

Our 2022 conference speakers and chairs are listed below with biographical details.  Their address abstracts will be added as they become available.

SIR JOHN CRAWFORD MEMORIAL ADDRESS
Dr Audrey Aumua
Chief Executive Officer, Fred Hollows Foundation NZ and Member,
ACIAR Policy Advisory Council
OPENING SESSION
The Hon John Anderson AC
Chair
Crawford Fund
SESSION 1
Professor Andrew Campbell
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
SESSION 2
Dr Philip Pardey
Professor Philip Pardey, Director, GEMS Informatics Center,
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences,
University of Minnesota
SESSION 2
Dr Ravi Khetarpal
Executive Secretary, APAARI and Chair, GFAR
SESSION 2
Dr Madaline Healey
Crawford Fund Laos Volunteer; ACIAR Project Leader; Research Fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast
SESSION 2
Regina Bi Nukundj
Senior Food Security Policy Officer, Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Papua New Guinea
SESSION 3
Dr Jean Balié
CGIAR Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific
SESSION 3
Ms Logotonu Meleisea Waqainabete
Programme Leader – Genetic Resources, Land Resources Division, SPC, Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) 
SESSION 3
Dr Anika Molesworth
Crawford Fund NSW Committee, author, Young Farmer of the Year, NSW Young Achiever Award for Environment and Sustainability
SESSION 4
Ms Jessica Raneri
Senior Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Advisor to ACIAR and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 
SESSION 4
HE John Feakes
High Commissioner to Fiji and former High Commissioner in Kenya
SESSION 4
Dr Jenny Gordon
Member of the Australian International Agricultural Research Centre’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisory Panel, and the Asian Development Bank Institute’s Advisory Committee
SESSION 5
Dr Alison Bentley
Australian Director of CIMMYT Wheat Program
SESSION 5
Prof Neena Mitta
Director of QAAFI Centre for Horticultural Science and the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformational Research HUB for Sustainable Crop Protection at The University of Queensland
SESSION 5
Dr David McGill
Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences , The University of Melbourne
SESSION 6
Dr Robert Glasser
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Climate and Security Policy Centre, ANU
SESSION 6
Kylie Walker
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)
SESSION 7
Dr Colin Chartres
CEO
Crawford Fund