Liz Alexander is the Agribusiness Development Coordinator for the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC). A new role for the organisation in 2016, she supports CHDC’s Central Highlands Accelerate Agribusiness (CHAA) initiative to grow productivity and profitability, market growth and diversification, supply chain efficiency, and investment opportunities for agribusiness within the region.
Liz is a non-executive director of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation and Plant Health Australia. Prior to her appointment with CHDC, she was the Principal Consultant and Proprietor of Blue Dog Agribusiness, undertaking community-based planning, research, project management, communication and extension services for agricultural organisations and natural resource management groups across Australia.
Previously she has served as a Director of Cotton Australia, Chairman of Theodore Irrigation Local Management Arrangements (LMA) Interim Board, LMA Transition Board and Theodore Water, and the Chairman of Glencore’s Clermont Open Cut Mine Groundwater and Environmental Reference Group. Liz obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Rural Systems Management from the University of Queensland, and is a member of the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.