Dr Mark Paine, Board Chair has a background in both horticulture and dairy, held academic roles and was a member of the Primary Sector Council. He was the Dairy Australia Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Until 2017, he was the Strategy and Investment leader for People and Business at Dairy NZ.
Mark brings strong research experience and evaluative thinking. He is passionate about creating system-level solutions to address capability and workforce needs and strongly supports industry taking the lead in shaping those solutions.