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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 


 Ben Simpson
 Monitoring & Evaluation
 Manager (CRDC/SRA)



 Warwick Waters
 CottonInfo Program Manager





 Ruth Redfern

 Communications Manager,
 CRDC & CottonInfo 


Business & Finance

 Graeme Tolson 
 General Manager,
 Business and Finance


 Emily Luff 


 Megan Baker
 Project Administration 


 Lynda George
 Project Administration


 Jeevi Arjunan
Accounts Officer