Meet Agriculture and Food's science and business leaders.

  • Michiel Van Lookeren Campagne View profile External link

    Director BU - AGRICULTURE & FOOD

    Michiel is a developmental biologist by training and brings over 20 years’ experience in international R&D leadership roles at Bayer and Syngenta to his role as Director.

  • Michael Robertson View profile External link

    Deputy Director - AGRICULTURE & FOOD

    Michael's research background is in crop agronomy, farming systems and simulation modelling. He currently leads an initiative in digital agriculture and oversees CSIRO Agriculture & Food's involvement in national Missions and Future Science Platforms.

  • Steve Swain View profile External link

    Research Director - AGRICULTURE & FOOD

    Steve leads a research program of more than 190 staff and affiliates that works with a range of industry partners to identify genetic solutions for important crop production challenges. Their research is aimed at improving adaptation and yield, and protecting crops from major diseases and insect pests.

  • Klara Verbyla View profile External link

    Research Director, Crops - AGRICULTURE & FOOD

    Klara's research background is in statistical genetics and computational biology with a focus on the application of new technologies for the genetic improvement of agricultural species, both plant and animals. She is focused on delivering truly innovative and impactful science solutions that can be brought to fruition within the crops industry.

  • Mat Cook View profile External link

    Research Director - AGRICULTURE & FOOD

    Mat leads a program focused on the breeding, health, monitoring, nutrition, production and sustainability of both the livestock and aquaculture sectors nationally and internationally. His background is in disease control and genetics for aquaculture.

  • Michael Battaglia View profile External link

    Research Director - AGRICULTURE & FOOD

    Michael leads a program mobilising science and technology to address the sustainable development goals both domestically and internationally. The program has a particular focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation, and global nutrition security.

  • Jen Taylor View profile External link

    Research Director - AGRICULTURE & FOOD

    Jen leads a program delivering innovative farming systems to improve agricultural productivity and resilience under economic and environmental variability. Her specific interest lies in data science and the utilisation of digital technologies to enhance farm and landscape decision making for profitability and sustainability.

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