Rob was appointed Chairman in 2010 and brings expertise and experience from a vast background in pork production. Rob holds a PhD in animal nutrition and was General Manager of George Weston Foods’ Wandalup Farms.
Rob has been involved with industry research and development for many years including Chairman of the Pig Research and Development Corporation, Director of Australian Pork Ltd, Chair of APL’s R&D Specialist Group, Commercialisation Manager for the Pork CRC for a Competitive Australian Industry, Program Leader for the Pork CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork’s environmental program, and more recently Chairman of Pork Innovation WA.
Rob also holds a number of agricultural industry appointments including Immediate Past President of the Royal Agricultural Society of WA, Chairman of Agricultural Shows Australia, Chairman Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, and is a Director of the Harvest Road Group and the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre.
Rob has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and was awarded membership of the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to the pork industry.