Doug is the Manager of Sustainable Innovation at Meat and Livestock Australia. He oversees MLA's investments into innovation processes where sustainability considerations (environmental, social, financial) are integrated into the Australian red meat value chain from idea generation through to commercialisation.
Doug is Chair of the DBEE Steering Committee. The role of the steering committee is to provide advice, oversight and strategic direction to the project and MLA as the Grantee to the Commonwealth Agreement under the Rural R&D for Profit Program. The Steering Committee has a primary role in advising MLA on allocation of project funding, dealing with project intellectual property, managing involvement of project partners and overseeing the delivery and quality of project outcomes provided by the DBEE Project Management Group.