Douglas J Rathbone

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Douglas J Rathbone

Doug has extensive experience in agriculture with broad knowledge across the whole sector from production to processing. He is a chemical engineer by training and served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Nufarm Limited from 1999 to 2015, and previously as Managing Director of Nufarm Australia Limited from 1982.

Doug joined the Board of Leaf Resources in 2016 and is currently the Chairman of Rathbone Wine Group, a Director of Cotton Seed Distributors and AgBiTech, and also a member of Rabobank Advisory Board. He is a former Board member of the CSIRO. He has won a number of distinguished awards. These include a Centenary Medal in 2003, for outstanding service to science and technology, and the Rabobank Agribusiness Leader of the Year in 1999. He has also been listed several times in Engineers Australia top 100 most influential engineers and was awarded the Institute Engineers Australia ‘Sheddon Pacific’ medal for excellence in engineering.