Board of Directors
B.Ec, UNE. Member AICD
Joined the Board in 2003 in a non executive capacity. James has over 44 years of experience in agricultural practices. He is Chair of Cotton Seed Distributors Limited, Cotton Seed International Pty Ltd and CSD Holdings Pty Limited. He is also a member and alternating Chair of Cotton Breeding Australia Management and Commercial Committees. He is Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
BRurSc, UNE. Fellow AICD
Joined the Board in 1990. Peter has over 39 years of experience in the Australian and international cotton industry. A director of Austalian Grain Technologies Pty Limted. He is Managing Director of all wholly owned subsidiaries: Cotton Seed International Pty Ltd and CSD Holdings Pty Ltd. He is a member of the Cotton Breeding Australia Management and Commercial Committees as well as a member of the Cotton Info Management Committee and a member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Associate Diploma Farm Management (OAC)
Joined the CSD Board in 2017 in a non-executive capacity. A cotton, grain and livestock producer in the Macquarie Valley, NSW. Tony has 39 years of farming experience, including 35 years of cotton production. He is Chairman of Macquarie River Food and Fibre and its representative on the WaterNSW Macquarie Customer Advisory Group and River Operations Stakeholder Consultative Committee, along with serving as a Director of Trangie-Nevertire Co-operative Ltd Irrigation Scheme for over 20 years. A Director of CSD Holdings Pty Ltd, a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Farming Committee.
B.A. Dip Ed, UNE. Adv Dip Ag, Tocal College. Graduate AICD
Joined the Board in 2011 in a non executive capacity. Joanne has over 38 years experience in agriculture and has been involved in policy development and advocacy for the cotton industry at both federal and state levels. Mrs Grainger is a Director of CSD Holdings Pty Ltd, a member of the Board Audit Committee and a member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
B.Bus, CA, Graduate AICD
Joined the CSD Board in 2012 in a non-executive capacity. A cotton and grains producer on the Liverpool Plains, NSW and a Chartered Accountant. Juanita has over 23 years experience in agriculture, accounting and finance. She has been involved in policy development and advocacy for water and natural resource management. Currently Juanita is Chair of the Great Artesian Basin Co-ordinating Committee, Director of Namoi Cotton Limited. A Director of CSD Holdings Pty Ltd and Chair of the Board Audit Committee.
Dip Cotton Production and Business Management, Emerald Ag College. Member AICD
Joined the Board in 2012 in a non-executive capacity. A cotton, grain and cattle producer in the Namoi Valley, NSW. Matt has over 16 years farming experience & holds several positions within the cotton industry. A graduate of the Cotton Future Leaders Course. A Director of CSD Holdings Pty Ltd and member of the Board Farming Committee.
AM, Dip. (Chem Eng), B.Com
Joined the Board in 2015 in a non-executive capacity. Doug has extensive experience in agriculture with broad knowledge across the whole sector from production to processing. He was Managing Director of Nufarm Limited from 1987 until his retirement in 2015.
Assoc. Dip. B.App Science, Member AICD
Joined the CSD Board in 2016 in a non-executive capacity. A cotton and grains producer in the MacIntyre Valley, QLD. Nigel has over 17 years farming experience and is a Director of New Leag Ag Pty Limited, a family owned and operated mixed farming business in Condamine, QLD. Nigel is Chair of the McIntyre Valley Cotton Growers’ Association, Treasurer of Border Rivers Food and Fibre as well as being a General Committee member of Cotton Australia. His industry achievements include the 2012 Monsanto Cotton Grower of the Year award and a 2014 Nuffield Scholar. A Director of CSD Holdings Pty Limited, Chair of the Board Farming Committee and a member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Joined the CSD Board in 2018 in a non-executive capacity. A cotton and grains producer at St. George QLD with over 35 years agriculture experience. He has extensive experience in Research, Development and Extension policy from his representation on Cotton Research Development Corporation Board - (Deputy Chair, Intellectual Property, Remuneration), Cotton Innovation Network, Cotton Australia Board, Australian Cotton Conference Chair and the Australian Cotton Growers Research Association. Over the 20 years of representing the Cotton Industry he has contributed to the development, approval and implementation of many strategic plans, yearly operation plans, annual reports and policy development for research development and extension. A Director of CSD Holdings Pty Ltd.