[ASC-media] 'Pork CRC Comings and Goings' - Pork CRC Media Release

Brendon Cant brendon at iinet.net.au
Thu Jul 2 21:59:40 PDT 2015

Pork CRC Media Release - July 3, 2015


Pork CRC Comings and Goings 


Charles Rikard-Bell has been appointed Manager, Commercialisation and
Research Impact at Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian
Pork (Pork CRC).


Announcing the appointment, Pork CRC CEO, Roger Campbell, said Dr
Rikard-Bell's role would be to generate revenue from those Pork CRC research
outcomes with identified genuine commercial potential. 


"Charles will also work with our scientists to develop R&D projects with
greater emphasis on commercial outcomes," Dr Campbell said.


"We have a number of valuable outcomes and deals on the books, including
AusScan Online, a patent on enhancing reproduction, a performance enhancer
for pigs at weaning, a technology for enriching the environment of sows and
weaner pigs, a quantitative PCR for Lawsonia and other diagnostic tests
related to animal health and even the health of bio digesters, including
covered ponds." 


For the past 11 years Dr Rikard-Bell has worked for Elanco Animal Health, a
division of Eli Lilly, with its Australian Pig and Poultry livestock team as
Account Manager and Technical Consultant, before his most recent regional
role as Marketing Manager-Swine for the Asia Pacific Rim.


He did his PhD with the first Pork CRC and has a wealth of knowledge of the
Australian and Asian pork industries. 


Dr Rikard-Bell has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from University of
Sydney, majoring in Agricultural Genetics, a Masters of Science from
University of Aberdeen, Scotland where he studied Pig Science and
Production, a PhD, Animal Nutrition and Growth, from Murdoch University,
Western Australia and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (secondary) from
University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales.


"Charles will bring considerable research and industry experience to our
scientists and students and play a major role in the transition from the
Pork CRC to an alternative R&D model for the industry over the CRC's
remaining four years," Dr Campbell said. 


In other Pork CRC executive staff moves, Research Manager Graeme Crook, who
has been with Pork CRC for eight years, playing major roles in program
management, education and student mentoring, translation of research
outcomes and managing IT systems, leaves June 30.


Dr Campbell said Mr Crook, a zoologist come pig scientist, had been fully
responsible for coordinating Pork CRC program and sub program leaders,
education and R&D committees and managing the website and base funding and
benchmarking projects. 


"Graeme's contribution to Pork CRC has been exceptional and I thank him for
all he has done and on behalf of the management, board and participants,
wish him every success."


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Brendon Cant, Pork CRC Communications Manager, Mob 0417 930 536.

<mailto:roger.campbell at porkcrc.com.au?subject=Media%20Release> Dr Roger
Campbell, Pork CRC CEO, Mob 0407 774 714.


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