Roslyn Baker

Director

Being born and raised in regional Queensland, Roslyn is a passionate advocate for developing regional economies and has worked as senior executive and non-executive director in support of regional communities for more than 15 years.

She is an experienced non-executive director and Chief Executive Officer with substantial knowledge of contemporary governance and strategy issues impacting agricultural innovation, regional economic development, skills and training, and disability services.

Roslyn has served as a non-executive director on various boards including as an appointed committee member for Regional Development Australia (Townsville and Northwest) and as a non-executive director of Cootharinga (an iconic disabilities services organisation). She has extensive executive director experience including as chair of Ergon Retail’s Energy Risk Management Committee and Ergon’s telecommunications business (Nexium Communications).

In addition to her non-executive director experience, Roslyn has enjoyed a successful executive career with more than fifteen years’ experience leading government (Local, State, and Commonwealth) government funded/ owned corporations, including levy-funded organisations. Roslyn’s roles have included General Manager Customer Delivery with Sydney Water, Chief Operating Officer for Energy Queensland, Chief Executive Officer for Gladstone Regional Council, Interim Chief Executive for Ergon Energy, Executive General Manager Customer Service and Retail for Ergon Energy, and inaugural Chief Executive of Tec-NQ (formally the Australian Technical College North Queensland).

Her most recent experience has been gained in the agricultural research and innovation sector as Chief Executive Officer for Sugar Research Australia (SRA). Roslyn’s experience at SRA provided her with a detailed understanding of the plant biosecurity policy environment and the need for national coordination of plant biosecurity activities, data, and intelligence. During her time with SRA Roslyn developed a keen awareness of the importance of research and technology as a means of uncovering new ways to understand, monitor, detect and manage plant biosecurity threats, together with the importance of international, cross-sectoral and industry partnerships and intelligence sharing to effectively manage risks.

In addition to her board director and executive experience, Roslyn holds formal qualifications in Commerce and has a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Diploma Financial Markets, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).