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Geoffrey Charles Gorrie PSM

Bachelor of Economics ANU 1972
Bachelor of Arts ANU 1975

Career highlights

  • Director, UNE Foundation Ltd, 2009 - present
  • Chair, National Land and Water Resources Audit Advisory Council 2003-2008
  • Deputy Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Director, Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation; Director, Australian Wheat Board; Director, Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation; Director, Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation; Australian Delegation Leader, Australia - European Union Wine Agreement Negotiations (1997 - 2003)
  • Commissioner, Murray Darling Commission (1994 - 1996)
  • First Assistant Secretary, Land Resources, Department of Primary Industries and Energy (1994 - 1996)
  • Director, Australian Fisheries Service (1988 - 1992)
  • Assistant Secretary, Energy Conservation, National Development and Energy (1980 - 1983)

Career philosophy

"Trust is a very effective strategic leadership tool. Using trust strategically repays you handsomely and it also allows your colleagues to ready themselves for new career opportunities. Education stimulates the ability to think and good policies come from good thinkers."

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