Dan Galligan commenced as Chief Executive Officer in June 2015.
Originally from a mixed farming enterprise near Pittsworth on the Darling Downs, Mr Galligan has spent a career across a broad ambit of roles in the agricultural sector.
He led the Queensland Farmers' Federation from 2009-2015 and prior to that spent a decade driving policy and grower services with Cotton Australia in Queensland.
During this time, he worked in advocacy roles in Queensland and NSW, as well as holding grower services and management positions. He has been heavily involved in numerous policy negotiations with government around issues such as land and water management and land access frameworks, vegetation management, natural disaster response, industry management of reef water quality protection and electricity prices and policy.
Dan has a formal background in applied science, rural systems management, and before taking on industry focused positions, he worked in extension and research roles in the public sector.