June 16, 2020
International agriculture executive Anthony Williams has been appointed the new managing director and CEO of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
GRDC chairman John Woods said a comprehensive Australian and international search had successfully resulted in expat Anthony Williams returning to Australia assume the leadership of the GRDC.
“The GRDC Board is pleased to announce that Tony will commence as GRDC MD and CEO on August 3,” Mr Woods said.
“We are delighted to have secured such a high calibre leader with over 25 years of accomplished commercial leadership in senior executive roles with Goodman Fielder and Bunge, across grains and oilseed value chains, in Australia, the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.
“Tony’s global experience will add value to both the continued effective and efficient implementation of the current five-year RD&E Plan and development and refinement of the next phase of our strategic journey.”
Mr Woods thanked retiring managing director Dr Steve Jefferies for his leadership of the GRDC over the past four years.