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Dr Mark Goodwin Honeybee Research Leader HortResearch New Zealand
Engage in discussion and hear varied viewpoints on the • industry and its future Be exposed to valuable new contacts and learn from other • industry colleagues Hear from industry experts in their respective fields • Trade Exhibition • - Delegates will be able to explore innovative products and services, ideas and solutions in an exhibition closely integrated with the conference Golf Day • – Enjoy a memorable day of golf with fellow delegates incorporating ‘Nearest Pin’ and ‘Long Drive’ competitions in an ambrose style Welcome Reception • – Held in the Shiraz room of the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, overlooking the beautiful Barossa Valley wine region Conference Dinner • – A great opportunity to network with industry professionals and enjoy an evening of fine food, wine and entertainment. For further information contact our Communications Coordinator – Jo Ireland at the ABA office Hon Rory McEwen Rory McEwen had a long involvement in local government before being elected as an Independent for the Seat of Mount Gambier in 1997. He was Chairman of the District Council of Mt Gambier from 1989 to 1996, and was then inaugural Chairman of the District Council of Grant, following an amalgamation in 1996. He is a Past President of the South East Local Government Association, Greater Green Triangle Regional Association and member of the Local Government State Executive. In Parliament, he has been a member of the Economic and Finance Committee and several Select Committees. SinceMay 2002, he has been a Member of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee. Rory holds numerous academic qualifications, including a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Graduate Diplomas in Education Administration and Curriculum Development. He has held a range of management positions with TAFE and is the owner and manager of a horticultural property specialising in cherries and lemons. Minister for Agriculture, Food & Fisheries Minister for Forests Minister for Regional Development
Dr Mark Goodwin leads the honey bee research team in New Zealand. At present Mark and his team are conducting research on the varroa bee mite and its control. Their work includes breeding bees that are resistant to varroa and developing a biological control agent. Mark is also New Zealand’s expert in honey bee and artificial pollination, having conducted research on a wide range of crops. Mark's team carries out research on crops in both New Zealand and Europe. Mark has expertise in Biosecurity issues, particularly in relation to honey bee pests and diseases.
Head of Australian Economics & Industry Intelligence, National Australia Bank
Jeff's role covers monitoring and forecasting economic and financial conditions; and assessing industry opportunities and risks for the Group and its customers in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He is also an expert on competition and supervision of financial systems. Prior to his joining the National in 1992, Jeff spent over ten years with the Reserve Bank of Australia, working in both economic analysis and financial markets. This included over two years as the Reserve Bank Deputy Chief Representative in New York, involved in day-to-day management of Australia's US dollar reserves and oversight of Reserve Bank foreign exchange activities in that time zone. Jeff was CEO of the Australian Bankers' Association seconded from the National during 2000/2001 to conduct a strategic review of its activities. He received a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Newcastle University and obtained a MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management in 1986. He has lectured in economics and finance for the Securities Institute of Australia and is also a past council member of the Victorian Branch of the Economics Society of Australia.