About Us


The membership voted to change the constitution to strengthen the association’s capabilities and increase relevance to members. The association was rebranded Agribusiness Australia and a full time CEO, Tim Burrow appointed.

Mark Allison was elected chair and remains the association’s current chair. The association has had 8 presidents, each bringing their expertise and experience to the role.

The position of Executive Officer was created.  The position’s roles was to organise the association’s administration for membership, sponsorship, events and finance with the goal to increase events from3 to 5 per state each year.

Jack White was awarded the First Life Member honour.

The association held its first conference with over 100 attendees, who in term became members.

The Agribusiness Association of Australia was established by four university lecturers who saw the need for an agribusiness connection between the universities and industry. Originally it was setup in Canberra with Jack White as the honorary secretary.

Silver Members

  • Piper Alderman - SA

    Piper Alderman is a commercial law firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. We act for leading agribusinesses operating inside the farm gate across a broad spectrum of primary production enterprises, as well as for clients operating beyond the farm gate in the agribusiness supply chain, food processing, retail and financial services sectors, export and R&D.

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  • PIRSA - SA

    Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a dynamic Government of South Australia agency with the vision of growing sustainable and competitive regions. PIRSA is committed to the sustainable use of the state's agriculture, wine, seafood, forestry, and food industries along with the provision of associated research, regulation, policy development and biosecurity imperatives. PIRSA leads and drives the State Government’s strategic priority of Premium Food and wine from our Clean Environment. 

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  • Waterfind - NSW & Qld

    Waterfind Australia is one of Australia’s water market specialists and a pioneer in the water market industry. Waterfind Australia has developed an award winning online water trading platform that allows the buying and selling of water and simplifies the water trading process enabling irrigators and other water users to access all major Australian water resources to manage their water needs. Waterfind is a privately owned Australian company and is governed by an independent board of directors.

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