Mr John Woods, BAppSc, MAICD
New South Wales/Queensland
Appointed: 8 March 2012 to 30 September 2017
Appointed as Chair:
First term - 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2019
Second term - 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2022
John is partner and manager of a broadacre agribusiness based in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. He has responsibility for all business aspects, including financial management, production and crop husbandry, marketing and logistics, resource management and work health and safety. He is also Chair of R&R Hire Services in Queensland.
John has a history of working collaboratively with a range of public and private organisations in the development, extension and adoption of new technology.
He was Chairman of the Science Advisory Group of the National Agricultural Monitoring System (NAMS) between 2005 and 2009, and a member of the NAMS Advisory Reference Group and Steering Committee. He also spent six years, to 2005, on the National Rural Advisory Council.
John was Chairman of ChemCert Training Queensland from 2002 to 2004 and has held positions with Cotton Australia and Farmsafe Queensland.