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Our Team

CRDC’s small but dedicated team of skilled and experienced staff actively manage the RD&E investment portfolio to achieve the cotton industry’s strategic goals. Our internal capacity is an important element of the overall effectiveness of RD&E investment for the cotton industry.

Dr Ian Taylor 
Executive Director

R&D Investment

Allan Williams 
General Manager, R&D Investment 

Susan Maas 
R&D Manager

Dr Meredith (Merry) Conaty
R&D Manager

Elle Storrier 
R&D Manager

Stacey Vogel
R&D Manager (Contractor)

Rachel Holloway
R&D Manager (Contractor)

Jane Trindall
Innovation Broker (Contractor)

Jarrod Ward
Commercialisation Manager (Contractor)

Ben Simpson
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager (CRDC/Sugar Research Australia)


Ruth Redfern
Communications Manager, CRDC & CottonInfo 








Business & Finance

Graeme Tolson 
General Manager, Business and Finance

Dianne Purcell
Executive Assistant

Emily Luff 

Megan Baker
Project Administration 

Lynda George
Project Administration

Jeevi Arjunan
Accounts Officer 




Warwick Waters
CottonInfo Program Manager