CEO | Grain Producers SA
Brad is the Chief Executive Officer of Grain Producers SA, representing 4,500 grain growing businesses. He has experience in working with farmers through roles in politics and journalism, recently working as a Senior Adviser to South Australia’s past two Ministers for Primary Industries and Regional Development. He is also an award winning newspaper editor and journalist in regional South Australia. Brad has been very close to industry policy and decision-making over a number of years, which means he has a deep understanding of the key issues, from grassroots right through to broader-scale agribusiness and sector-wide issues. He was the former Government’s lead Ministerial Adviser on AgTech and played a significant role in helping establish AgTech Demonstration Farms, a South Australian AgTech Strategic Plan and creating AgTech Start-up Hubs. Brad has also played an instrumental role in creating AdvanceAg, an AgTech event in Adelaide focused on adoption of technology on-farm, of which AgriFutures Australia was a key supporter.