News: Buckets of Gratitude for Sallyanne Atkinson, January 2014

L-R: Denis Blight, Kaye Basford, Sallyanne Atkinson, Kep Coughlan

L-R: Denis Blight, Kaye Basford, Sallyanne Atkinson, Kep Coughlan

The Crawford Fund Board and Queensland Committee have both celebrated the contribution and hard work of Sallyanne Atkinson as Board Member and Queensland Committee chairperson as she advised of her plans to retire from both positions. We are pleased to note that the Queensland Committee will continue to benefit from Sallyanne’s involvement at a State level.

Sallyanne, who has been in special trade representative roles for the State of Queensland and the former Lord Mayor of Brisbane, was able to bring to both positions with the Fund her vast experience and networks as a leader in business, government, politics, management, arts and the community.

Professor Kaye Basford, President of the Academic Board of the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland and member of the Board of the International Rice Research Institute, will move from her position as a member of the Queensland Committee to being a member of the Crawford Fund Board and chair of the Queensland Committee.