Appointment of ACIAR Chief Executive Officer

  • Media release

Today I announce the appointment of Professor Wendy Umberger as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

ACIAR is Australia's premier international agricultural research body. It plays a critical role in supporting research partnerships that achieve productive, profitable and sustainable farming systems in developing countries.

Previously, Professor Umberger established and led the Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide, which engaged with policymakers and industry to make positive change in agriculture, food and resource systems.

Professor Umberger is currently President of Australia's Policy Advisory Council for International Agricultural Research and an Independent Director of Grain Producers South Australia.

I thank outgoing CEO Professor Andrew Campbell for his dedicated service and leadership of ACIAR since 2016.

Professor Umberger will commence her five-year term on 14 August 2023.

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