CRDC's new R&D Managers: cotton researcher Dr Meredith Conaty and agronomist Elle Storrier

CRDC welcomes two new Research and Development Managers

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September 2, 2019

CRDC has today announced the appointment of two new Research and Development (R&D) Managers, who will be joining the CRDC team part time from October: Agronomist Elle Storrier and Cotton Researcher Dr Meredith Conaty.

Elle and Meredith bring extensive cotton experience to the CRDC team.

Elle has been consulting in the cotton industry for 12 years, across the Namoi, Macintyre and southern NSW valleys. She holds a Bachelor of Agriculture degree from the University of New England, is a former board director and technical review panel member of the Crop Consultants Australia, and has run her own consulting business from Hillson since 2014.

Meredith is an experienced researcher who has worked primarily in the private sector bringing new technologies and innovation to the Australian cotton and broadacre cropping industries. She holds both a Doctor of Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Sydney, and for the past eight years has worked for Bayer Crop Science/Monsanto Australia carrying out research, product development, extension activities and commercial evaluations and registration of agronomic traits and chemicals.

Elle is based at Hillston and will be helping to expand CRDC’s engagement with Southern NSW, while Meredith will be joining the CRDC team at the head office in Narrabri.

On behalf of CRDC, we congratulate both Elle and Meredith on their appointments to the R&D Manager roles. They join the CRDC R&D team of General Manager, R&D Investment, Allan Williams and R&D Managers Susan Maas, Stacey Vogel and Rachel Holloway.