Our Board

AIA is governed by an independent, skills-based Board. The Board sets the direction and objectives for AIA and ensures strong corporate governance practices and high standards of behaviour.

The Board provides oversight of the implementation of strategic objectives and the instilling of our company values.

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Dr Anne Astin AM



Anne currently chairs the Boards of Australia’s Food Agility Co-operative Research Centre, the Sir William Angliss Institute of TAFE (WAI), Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV), and Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand. She is Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre and a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation and Sheep Producers Australia.

She has previously held positions as Chair and President of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, non-Executive Director of Australian Dairy Farmers Ltd., Dairy Australia and the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens.

She was the inaugural CEO of Dairy Food Safety Victoria prior to which she held senior executive positions in the Victorian government.

Her services to Australia’s dairy industry, food regulation and rural women have been recognised through being awarded an Order of Australia Medal, a Public Service Medal and receiving Australia’s Dairy Industry Association’s John Bryant Gold Medal and the Australian Dairy Industry Council’s Outstanding Service Award. She is an inductee of Victoria’s Women’s Honour Roll for her work in biochemistry and as an advocate for women’s leadership.

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Ms Kathy Grigg AM


Non-executive Director

Kathy is an experienced non-executive director on boards across a range of industries, with a strong focus on agribusiness and financial services.

She is a current director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for GrainCorp Limited.

Kathy's previous board, executive and consultant roles span the wine, wool, pork, red meat and dairy industries.

A former director of Australian Pork Limited and Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation, Kathy also previously held the positions of Finance Director of The Woolmark Company and General Manager, Financial & Corporate Services for Australian Wool Corporation.

She is a fellow of CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kathy was awarded an Order of Australia medal for significant service to financial governance, to tertiary education, and to the agricultural industry.

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Mr Andrew Baxter


Non-executive Director

Andrew is an experienced business, marketing and communications professional who has worked with large companies, brands and government bodies in advisory and executive capacities.

Andrew is Chair of Australian Pork Limited, is the Deputy Chair of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and is a Non-Executive Director of GrowthOps, BirdDog (ASX), Foresters Financial, Nettlefold, Hypetap, OzHarvest and The Queen’s Fund.

He is also a Senior Advisor at BGH Capital and an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Sydney.

Andrew was previously the Senior Advisor to KPMG’s Customer, Brand and Marketing Advisory business, and prior to this, he successfully led major professional services firms for over a decade — as the CEO of two of the country’s largest communications agencies, Publicis and Ogilvy, where he was a trusted counsel to many of Australia’s most iconic brands, as well as State and Federal Governments.

Previous Board roles include at the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (Chair), Deakin Business School (Chair), University of Sydney Business School, Catch Group, NBL, Tjapukai (Chair), The Song Room (Chair), Melbourne Aces (Chair), CC Media and the Communications Council.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Monash University.

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Mr Ian Halliday


Non-executive Director

Ian is an experienced Director, Managing Director, and CEO with a track record of delivering sustained growth and performance in large, complex organisations.

He has experience operating in domestic, mature and emerging international markets, and across infrastructure, risk management, government relations and regulation, governance, innovation, manufacturing, B2B marketing, purchasing and supply chain management.

He was formerly the Australian Consul-General Dubai & Northern Emirates, UAE & General Manager, Australian Trade & Investment Commission – Middle East, Africa & Pakistan.

Ian's previous roles include Managing Director of Dairy Australia and CEO of KR Castlemaine Foods.

During his time at Dairy Australia, Ian was instrumental in driving the development of the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability framework.

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Strategic Plan AIA's Strategic Plan outlines how it will drive cross‑sectoral collaboration and leverage public and private sector investment to target transformational innovation for Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry.

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