26-28 August 2014
Mr Richard Clark
Chairman, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)
Appointed Chairman of the GRDC from 1 October 2013
Richard Clark is a farmer and company director from Tulloona, NSW, where he and his wife Barbara run an intensive 1340ha grain enterprise, focussing on summer and winter cereals, pulses and oilseeds.
Richard is a graduate of the Orange Agricultural College and a Fellow and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company directors. He has extensive experience as a director and Chairman of organisations in the agricultural sector and more specifically, the grains industry. His experience includes the positions of founding Chair of the NSW Farmers Grains Research Committee and Chairman of the Wheat Research Foundation of NSW. He has served as a Director of wheat breeding company Advantage Wheats Pty Ltd, ChemCert Ltd, GrainFoods CRC and Quality Farms Australia, and was a past Director of the GRDC from 1996 until 2002.
During his career, Richard has also held leadership positions within a number of national agricultural bodies. He was a councillor of the Grains Council of Australia and a councillor of the National Farmers Federation, where he was a member of the Trade committee, Economic committee, Climate Change taskforce and Industrial Relations committee.