12-13 August 2019, Canberra
Tim Reeves has worked for over 50 years in agricultural research, development and extension, focussed on sustainable agriculture in Australia and overseas. His international roles have included: Director General of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) based in Mexico (1995-2002); Member, United Nations Millennium Project Task Force on Hunger; Member, European Commission Expert Group for Evaluation of H2020 Projects; and Senior Expert with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) working on Save and Grow – sustainable intensification of smallholder agriculture.
Professor Reeves was a Board Director of GRDC; the Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC); the Molecular Plant Breeding CRC; and is currently a Board Director of the Crawford Fund.
Tim is now Professor in Residence at the Dookie Campus of the University of Melbourne, and in 2016 the University awarded him a Doctor of Agricultural Science honoris causa. Tim is a former President of the Australian Society of Agronomy and in 2017 the Society awarded him the prestigious Professor C M Donald Medal for lifetime achievement. He is currently a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.