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CRDC Executive Director announcement (22 October 2018)

After 14 years at the helm of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), Executive Director Bruce Finney has today announced that he will be stepping down from his position in January 2019.

CRDC Chair Richard Haire praised Mr Finney’s contribution to CRDC and the Australian cotton industry during his tenure at CRDC.

“Bruce has made an enormous contribution to CRDC and the wider cotton industry over his time here, and his prior career in agronomy, management and corporate agriculture, and we thank him for his leadership and dedication.

“Bruce has worked closely with myself and my predecessors during this time to lead Australian cotton RD&E, making it the world-leader that it is today. Bruce has been instrumental in driving outcomes for the industry through close collaboration with our industry partners, through such initiatives as Vision 2029, the Cotton Innovation Network, and the Australian Cotton Industry Forum.

“On behalf of the CRDC Board and staff, I extend my thanks to Bruce, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

Mr Finney will be relocating in January 2019 to commence a new role leading business development and innovation with NSW DPI in Orange.

CRDC will shortly begin advertising for a new Executive Director.