Leadership team

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a/g Executive Director, Dr Jared Greenville

Jared is currently ABARES acting Executive Director. He joined the bureau in 2018, leading the Agricultural Forecasting and Trade Branch. Prior to joining ABARES, Jared worked for the OECD where he managed work related to agri-food trade policy, global value chains in agriculture and food security and risk (focusing on Southeast Asia) along with monitoring and evaluating agricultural policy developments in a number of OECD member and non-member countries. Jared has previously worked for the Productivity Commission on diverse issues ranging from Australia’s involvement in bilateral and regional trade agreements, domestic drought support policy to issues related to infrastructure policy and the challenges posed by an ageing population. Jared has a PhD in agricultural and natural resource economics from the University of Sydney.

Kurt Hockey, Assistant Secretary
Agricultural Forecasting and Trade branch

  • 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
  • Research and analytics platforms
  • Data organisation
  • Data ecosystems
  • Data interoperability
  • Emerging policy issues
  • Conferences and events, strategic communication and publishing

Peter Gooday, Assistant Secretary
Farm Performance, Biosecurity and Information branch and Chief Commodity Analyst

  • 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
  • Invasive species
  • Social sciences
  • Biosecurity modelling
  • Biosecurity risk management
  • Biosecurity value
  • Marine pests research
  • Information systems management

David Galeano, Assistant Secretary
Natural Resources branch

  • Spatial analytics.
  • Forest and land information
  • Forest and land synthesis and reporting
  • Natural resources market measurement
  • Natural resources trends and drivers
  • Natural resources policy insights
  • Fisheries economics
  • Domestic fisheries
  • International fisheries
  • Socio-economic fish survey

Program Leads

Dr Tony Arthur – Biosecurity and Social Science

James Larcombe – Fisheries Science

Dr Caroline Gunning-Trant – Trade and Global Change

Dr Jane Stewart – Forest and Land Sciences

Dr Tom Jackson – Farm Data and Analysis

Stephanie Black – Natural Resource Economics

Dr Rohan Nelson – Agricultural Forecasts and Policy

Heather McGilvray – Emerging Policy Issues

Joanne Sullivan– Research Information Systems

Anna Chu – ABARES Impact and Engagement

Last reviewed: 23 February 2021
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