Leadership team

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A/g Executive Director, Peter Gooday

Peter Gooday is currently acting Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the research division of the Department of Agriculture.

He has been involved in a broad range of research and analysis, including farm analysis, productivity and biosecurity; water market reform; productivity analysis; infrastructure issues affecting agriculture; fisheries management; economic issues associated with native forestry; meeting environmental objectives cost-effectively and affecting international and domestic mineral industries and commodity analysis.

He has a degree in economics with Honours from the Australian National University.

Special Adviser, Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds

Steve is one of Australia’s leading researchers on integrated approaches to natural resource management, sustainability, global change and environmental policy.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University. He is an honorary professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Board Member of the International Society of Ecological Economics, and expert contributor to the UN International Resource Panel and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) working group on policy tools and methodologies.

Dr Jared Greenville, a/g Assistant Secretary and Chief Commodity Analyst
Agricultural Forecasting and Trade branch, and Assistant Secretary, Special Projects

  • trade and biosecurity
  • Global agriculture and food modelling
  • Global value chains
  • Growing Australian agricultural exports
  • Agricultural outlook
  • Agricultural macroeconomic analysis
  • Agricultural commodity transformation
  • Climate and agronomy i
  • Research and analytics platforms
  • Data organisation
  • Data ecosystems
  • Data interoperability
  • Special projects

Dr Bertie Hennecke, Assistant Secretary
Biosecurity, Fisheries, Forestry and Land branch

  • Domestic fisheries
  • International fisheries
  • Socio-economic fish survey
  • Invasive species
  • Social sciences
  • Biosecurity modelling
  • Biosecurity risk management
  • Biosecurity value
  • Marine pests research
  • Spatial analytics.
  • Forest and land information
  • Forest and land synthesis and reporting

David Galeano, Assistant Secretary
Farm Performance and Resource Economics branch

  • Productivity analysis
  • Climate and price variability
  • Farm surveys management
  • Farm surveys policy insights analysis
  • Climate change and the profitability of Australian farms
  • Seasonal agricultural labour demand
  • Natural resources market measurement
  • Natural resources trends and drivers
  • Natural resources policy insights
  • Fisheries economics

Program Leads

Dr Tony Arthur – Biosecurity and Social Science

Dr Ashley Williams – Fisheries Science

Dr Caroline Gunning-Trant – Trade and Global Change

Dr Jane Stewart – Forest and Land Sciences

Vernon Topp – Farm Data and Analysis

Dr Tom Jackson – Natural Resource Economics

Dr Rohan Nelson – Agricultural Forecasts and Policy

Dr John Sims – Research Information Systems

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Last reviewed:
09 Jul 2019