Paul Ford (Chair)

Paul Ford

Paul Ford

Paul is respected as a leader in Australia’s food & fibre sector. He has led significant change in dairy processing, food safety, quality management, novel innovation processes and project funding.

Currently Paul holds an extensive portfolio of pro bono Board and community roles. He is currently Chair of Agribusiness Gippsland, Deputy Chair of the Gippsland Regional Partnership, a member of the Gippsland Hi Tech Precinct planning group and Chair of the Neerim District Community House & Men’s Shed.

Paul is a Fellow and past Director of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and continues to actively support projects that attract, retain and develop talented people within the Australian agribusiness sector.

In 2008 Paul was awarded the Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s prestigious John Bryant Gold Medal for outstanding and sustained contribution to the Australian dairy industry and recently was made a Life Member of the Association.