Applications Open: AgriFutures™ Ginger Program Advisory Panel


Help support Australia’s ginger industry by providing recommendations on research and development projects to support the industry. Applications are now open for the AgriFutures™ Ginger Program Advisory Panel.

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for a new position on the AgriFutures™ Ginger Program Advisory Panel.

The Advisory Panel consists of people with a range of skills and experience in the research, farming and processing sectors of the ginger industry, together with a representative from AgriFutures Australia. The Panel, in partnership with AgriFutures Australia, provides recommendations on the allocation of research, development and extension funding for the AgriFutures™ Ginger Program and meets, on average, three times per year either in person or via teleconference.

Members of the Panel will be recompensed for their services to AgriFutures Australia at rates determined by the Commonwealth’s Remuneration Tribunal. Please note that Advisory Panels do not hold financial delegations. Panel members are entitled to sitting fees for meetings and travel expenses. The term of appointment is three years.

The key functions of AgriFutures Australia Industry Advisory Panels are to:

  • Advise AgriFutures Australia on the current state of the industry, and its RD&E requirements
  • Provide recommendations on short-listed research applications consistent with the research priorities identified in the AgriFutures Australia Ginger RD&E Plan
  • Advise on and assist with the dissemination, adoption and commercialisation of R&D
  • Encourage industry voluntary contributions and co-investment by other stakeholders to support ginger industry RD&E.

How to apply

Applicants are required to complete the application form, skills matrix and attach their CV (no longer than three pages) via the online application system.

As part of the application process applicants will be required to outline relevant experience in the Australian agricultural sector and expected contribution to the Advisory Panel.

Submissions close Friday, 14 December 2018

John Smith
Program Manager, Research & Innovation, AgriFutures Australia | 0437 179 359

John Smith
Program Manager, Research & Innovation, AgriFutures Australia | 0437 179 359