Our chairman

Portrait of Mr John Woods

Mr John Woods

Appointed Chairman of the GRDC from 1 October 2016.

Mr Woods is partner and manager of a broadacre agribusiness based in Northern NSW and Southern Queensland. He has responsibility for all business aspects including financial management, production and crop husbandry, marketing and logistics, resource management and OH&S. Mr Woods has a history of working collaboratively with a range of both public and private organisations in the development, extension and adoption of new technology.

Mr Woods is also currently a Director and Chair of R&R Hire Services Qld.

Mr Woods was Chairman of the National Agricultural Monitoring System (NAMS) Science Advisory Group between 2005 and 2009 as well as a member of the NAMS Advisory Reference Group and the Steering Committee. He also spent six years to 2005, on the National Rural Advisory Council. Mr Woods was Chairman of Chemcert Training Queensland from 2002 to 2004 and has held positions with Cotton Australia and Farmsafe Queensland.