Staff and governance

Scientific leadership of the Platform is provided by the Platform Leader and the five Module Leaders. A Platform Steering Committee (PSC) provides overall strategic oversight, while each module leader receives advice from an Expert Advisory Committee.

The PSC also interacts with the Director General and Board of the Lead Center.

Platform leader

Michael Quinn
Michael Quinn has extensive experience in the commercial development of germplasm through breeding and R&D management. Prior to joining the Platform, Quinn was principal wheat breeder and R&D manager at InterGrain, Senior Wheat Breeder at LongReach Plant Breeders, principal hybrid wheat breeder at Australian Grain Technologies, and senior durum wheat breeder at the University of Adelaide – Australia.