Grains Research and Development Corporation appoints new MD

Tony Williams
Tony Williams

International food and agriculture executive Tony Williams has been announced as the new Managing Director and CEO of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

GRDC Chairman and Goondiwindi grain grower Mr John Woods said the comprehensive search for a new GRDC MD had successfully resulted in Australian ex-pat Tony Williams returning to assume the leadership of the GRDC.

“The GRDC Board is pleased to announce that Tony will commence as GRDC MD and CEO on 3 August 2020. We are delighted to have secured such a high calibre leader with over 25 years of accomplished commercial leadership in senior executive roles with Goodman Fielder and Bunge, across grains and oilseed value chains, in Australia, the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.”

“Strategically, the GRDC is on the right track – and Tony’s global experience will add value to both the continued effective and efficient implementation of the current five-year RD&E Plan and development and refinement of the next phase of our strategic journey.”

“Our people are our most important asset at GRDC. Tony has a proven track record building highly effective, cross-functional teams in a variety of business settings, so we look forward to his leadership further enhancing and developing our GRDC team.”