New Centre for Agribusiness set to benefit region

Published 02 August 2016

The University of New England has launched a new Centre for Agribusiness in Armidale that will connect local businesses with international networks.

Prof. Alison Sheridan and Prof. David Lamb at the launch

Prof. Alison Sheridan and Prof. David Lamb at the launch

The Head of the UNE Business School, Professor Alison Sheridan, said the Centre would connect business with research.

“The Centre will play a key role in the collaboration of UNE’s research centres; building partnerships between key industry stakeholders, our academic staff, our students and the wider agribusiness community,” Prof Sheridan said.

According to Professor Derek Baker, Director of the Centre, the planned project pipeline will be key in bringing together years of expertise and experience from many different parts of the agribusiness industry.

“The Centre for Agribusiness will offer bold, creative and sustainable solutions to big questions of food industry performance, global food security and best management practice,” Prof Baker said.

“By connecting people, research, industries, and government, the Centre will supply the tools and support to imagine, create, share and commercialise a broad range of ideas, steering agribusiness into a strong future

The UNE Business School also thanked the sponsors of UNE’s IFAMA 2016 UNE student team for their generous support.

The team recently returned from Denmark where they participated in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) Student Case Study Competition.

“This level of international representation and collaboration for UNE in the agribusiness sector will set the tone for the focus of the newly-launched Centre for Agribusiness,” Prof Sheridan said.

Further information can be found on the Centre for Agribusiness page,

Contact: Professor Derek Baker –