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 Business & Finance


Allan Williams
General Manager, R&D Investment

Graeme Tolson
General Manager, Business & Finance

Susan Maas
Senior R&D Manager

Emily Luff 

Senior Accountant 

Dr Meredith (Merry) Conaty
R&D Manager

Jeevi Arjunan

Accounts Officer 


Elsie Hudson
R&D Manager

Christie Hunt

Executive Assistant

Elle Storrier 
R&D Manager (Contractor)







Stacey Vogel
R&D Manager (Contractor)

Ruth Redfern
Senior Communications Manager

Rachel Holloway
R&D Manager (Contractor)






Extension (CottonInfo)

Dr Jarrod Ward
Commercialisation Manager (Contractor)

Warwick Waters
CottonInfo Program Manager

Ben Simpson
M&E Manager (CRDC/SRA)





Brad Pfeffer
CottonInfo Communications Lead

Megan Baker

Project Administration 


Lynda George

Project Administration





Callie Hudson

Project Administration/Reception