B. Man (U. Sydney); M.Sc. Tech. Comm. (U. Adelaide): MAICD; MAIFST, Member of Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.
Donald is Managing Director of Agritechnology Pty Ltd, a company he has enjoyed a long association with, interspersed with other ventures. Donald brings specialist project management skills to BPA, developed during his career focus on the identification and evaluation of new technology based projects in the agribusiness area. This has included technical development / proof of concept, preparation of commercialisation plans with detailed business/market models, and the construction and commissioning of pilot and production plant facilities, which were compliant with relevant authorities and industry legislation.
Recent projects include the management of a novel fuel ethanol research project for Agritechnology as well as management of a spin-off company - Australian Functional Foods Pty Ltd, which has commercialised a range of high value neutraceutical products based on sweet cherries.
Within Agritechnology Pty Ltd, Donald managed several development projects between 1988 and 1995, including the design and construction of a warm water oyster hatchery and algae production facility based on power station effluent water, and the construction and operation of an aquaculture feed pilot plant.
Donald also co-owns a small winery near Orange and is a Member and Past Executive of Orange Region Vignerons Assocation.
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