[ASC-media] PORK CRC APPOINTS CROOK AS BUSINESS AND FINANCE MANAGER: Pork CRC Media Release

BRENDON CANT brendon at iinet.net.au
Wed Mar 9 03:48:08 CET 2011


March 9, 2011
PORK CRC APPOINTS CROOK AS BUSINESS AND FINANCE MANAGER


Geoff Crook has been appointed Business and Finance Manager with Australia's
Pork Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), based at the University of
Adelaide's Roseworthy Campus.



Before joining the Pork CRC he was Finance and Compliance Manager with
Australia's  Grape and Wine R&D Corporation, which is also headquartered in
South Australia.



A chartered accountant, English-born 41 year old Mr Crook has a Bachelor of
Science Degree with Honours.



Announcing the appointment, Pork CRC CEO, Dr Roger Campbell, said Mr Crook
had the necessary mix of business and finance skills and a sound
understanding of science.



"Essentially, the Pork CRC is about responsibly funding and supporting
innovative research and quality science, while applying appropriate due
diligence, especially in how we invest funding from the Federal Government
and our participants, including private companies and institutions," Dr
Campbell said.



Recently re-funded for eight years, commencing July 1, thanks to $20 million
from the Federal Government and $18 million in cash and $94 million in-kind
from 40 participants, it will become known as the CRC For High Integrity
Australian Pork.



Mr Crook said he was delighted to join the Pork CRC team, especially on the
cusp of such an important transition.



"To a certain extent it'll be business as usual post-July 1, but in another
sense the new Pork CRC will be driven like a business model in terms of
sourcing, via tenders and expressions of interests, the people,
organisations and businesses best qualified to deliver results for very
specific projects.



"In other words, we'll build on some exceptionally good outcomes in the
first Pork CRC by better matching and assigning identified needs to the best
possible available talent."



Mr Crook's key duties include, for example:



·        Coordinate and oversee the administration of the Commonwealth,
participant and third party agreements/contracts to which the CRC is a
party.



·        Work closely with core participants, the Commonwealth Government
and Pork CRC Program Managers to ensure financial commitments and reporting
requirements are met with maximum efficiency.



·        Provide input to business development and commercialisation
opportunities for Pork CRC projects, including coordination of documentation
preparation.



·        Develop and implement policies, strategies and systems relating to
finance and business development to enhance the effectiveness with which
Pork CRC funds are utilised.



www.porkcrc.com.au



Authorised by Pork CRC and issued on its behalf by

Brendon Cant & Associates, Tel 08 9384 1122.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dr Roger Campbell, Mobile 0407 774 714.



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Brendon Cant

Communications Manager

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