Non-Executive Director / Fisheries Research Development Corporation
Dr Lesley MacLeod was the chief executive of Dairy Innovation Australia and a former board member of Murray Dairy, Barley Australia and MBQIP. She was educated in Edinburgh, Scotland and has a first class honours degree in marine biology and PhD from Heriot-Watt University. Following a 12-year research career in Edinburgh and Adelaide focusing on grains research, Dr MacLeod moved into industry in Victoria where she gained over 20 years of experience in senior agribusiness management for Australian and multinational companies. She has a focus on research management, innovation and commercialisation and has established of a number of national R&D programs and not-for-profit companies. Dr MacLeod has a Diploma in Business Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.