Elizabeth Alexander

Deputy Chair

Based in Emerald, Queensland, Liz Alexander is the Agribusiness Development Coordinator for the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC). She leads CHDC’s Central Highlands Accelerate Agribusiness (CHAA) initiative, working with stakeholders to grow productivity and profitability for all agribusiness within the region. In her role, Liz founded the AgFrontier Regional Agtech Incubator and developed and facilitates the AgTeCH events held annually in Emerald and Mungindi, NSW.

She has extensive knowledge of dryland and irrigated cropping industries, and experience across natural resource management, agricultural extension and water policy. Liz obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Rural Systems Management from the University of Queensland. She is a non-executive Director for the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, for which she chairs the Intellectual Property and Commercialization Committee. Previously, Liz was a Director of Cotton Australia and the Chair of Theodore Water, the Theodore Irrigation LMA Interim Board and Glencore’s Clermont Open Cut Mine Groundwater and Environmental Reference Group. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.