Inspector General of Biosecurity / Australian Government
Rob Delane PSM is a senior public servant who has focused largely on agriculture during his career.
In July 2019, he became the Inspector-General of Biosecurity, the federal government body which provides assurance over Australia’s biosecurity risk management systems through independent evaluation and verification. The IGB makes recommendations for overall system improvements.
Prior to that, he was Special Adviser Agribusiness Expansion to the WA Department of State Development, director general of the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia from 2009 to 2016, and deputy secretary of Biosecurity Services Group with the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Mr Delane has nearly four decades of professional experience in agriculture and related fields, including 23 years management experience throughout which he has successfully led significant ongoing organisational transformation to meet emerging business and industry needs. He is chair of the Invest West Agribusiness Alliance of over 100 WA-based organisations involved in facilitating successful international investment in WA agriculture.
Mr Delane holds a Master of Science (Agriculture) and a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture). He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
In 2007, Mr Delane received a Public Service Medal for outstanding service to the agricultural industries and community of Western Australia.