Current Committee

RAID is managed by a dedicated, central committee of international agricultural researchers. RAID’s committee operates in four teams: Senior Management (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer), Capacity Building, Communications and Events.

Jack is the President of RAID and works at the Centre for Global Food and Resources, The University of Adelaide. Primarily, Jack spends his time between Adelaide and Bogor, Indonesia working on an ACIAR-funded project called IndoDairy.

Jack Hetherington

Madaline is the Vice President of RAID. Madaline is an agricultural entomologist at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where she works on ACIAR projects in the Mekong Region. Her interests are integrated pest management, biological control and all things veggies.

Madaline Healey

Jenny is the Partnerships Director and Secretary of RAID. Equipped with a degree in veterinary science, Jenny works at the University of Melbourne coordinating a smallholder farmer project that operates in Myanmar.

Jenny Hanks

Rohan is part of RAID's Capacity Building Team and works as a Research Associate at the Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide. Rohan has a strong interest in agrifood value chains and private sector linkages benefitting smallholder farmers.

Rohan Yargop

Bec is part of RAID's Capacity Building Team and works at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research as a Research Program Officer. Bec works as part of the Social Sciences Cluster and is passionate about agricultural extension and the Pacific.

Rebecca Cotton

Tamaya is our Treasurer and works at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research as a Graduate Research Officer in the Horticulture and Crops program. Tamaya has a strong interest in plant microbe interactions and anything involving fungi.

Tamaya Peressini

Thom, on RAID's Comms Team, got the R4D bug thanks to a highly infectious Professor during his undergraduate degree. He has recently submitted a PhD partially based in the Pakistan dairy system, and now works for the Graham Centre in Large Ruminant Health. Thom likes cattle more than people.

Thomas Williams

Candice is on RAID's Communications Team. Candice works in Gunnedah as a veterinary nurse and provides research assistance to Western Sydney University's wombat research. Candice is a citizen science enthusiast and appreciates all animals, their welfare and conservation.

Candice Skelton

Harry is on RAID's Communications Team and is a graduate at ACIAR working in the Livestock Systems program. He has a keen interest in the crop/livestock interface in a smallholder context and how the effects of climate change are affecting these systems.

Harry Campbell-Ross

Bianca (RAID Events) is a soil scientist passionate about creating ‘win-win’ situations for farmers and the environment. Her PhD with the CSIRO and The University of Queensland is on increasing phosphorus efficiency in tropical and subtropical cropping systems under the effects of climate change.

Bianca Das

Megan has previously worked in China and currently with Syngenta in Queensland. She is part of the RAID Capacity Building Team and is completing her Masters aiming to focus on improving farmers in developing countries through improved agronomic practices and market channels for their produce.

Megan Williams

Shanice is a part of the RAID Events Team. She has a background in horticultural biotechnology and has a strong interest using gene technology to increase the resilience, sustainability and nutritional value of cropping systems.

Shanice Van Haeften

Maddison is part of the RAID Events Team. She is a research scientist based in Darwin. Mangoes are the go with Maddison. Originally from South Australia, Maddison moved to Darwin and has been kicking goals as the local RAID Network rep.

Maddison Clonin

Sue joined the Crawford Fund/RAID Network in 2018 to support both organisations with maintaining websites and general administration. Aside from working with RAID Network Sue supports the Director Capacity Building of the Crawford Fund.

Sue Faulkner