Dr Conall O’Connell is the former Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and was previously Deputy Secretary in the Department of the Environment and Water Resources. He has also held a number of high-level positions in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, including responsibility for Federal-State relations, primary industries and environmental policy. DAFF is a key ACIAR stakeholder and the agencies interact in various areas of shared interest, including food security, agricultural research and biosecurity matters.

Position
ACIAR Commssioner
Dr Conall O'Connell