Dr Andrew Monk

Adjunct Associate Professor - Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw)

Biography

Andrew is Chairman of and investor in ASX listed agrifood company Murray River Organics Group Ltd (MRG:ASX); pharmaceutical sector company Xerion Ltd; and energy sector company Enervest Pty Ltd.

Andrew has two decades of experience in organic industry auditing, standards and regulations with commercial experience across the organic supply chain: waste management; horticulture; and value adding. He has professional training in environmental, food safety, quality and organic auditing systems.

He has served in roles as CEO of Biological Farmers of Australia Ltd, and subsequently as Chairman of Australian Organic Ltd, owner of the Australian Certified Organic branding for organic products, while playing active roles in national and international technical standards and regulatory forums.

In his industry services roles he instigated in 2008 the well established industry co-funded biennial Australian Organic Market Report managed by UNE based researchers along with other collaborative research projects in the organic, livestock and horticulture sectors.