The Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations Chairs has appointed of Su McCluskey to the position of the council's inaugural chief executive officer.
"Ms McCluskey has broad policy experience, especially in taxation, regulatory and rural affairs, and is superbly qualified to take on this role and drive the Council’s strategic direction," Council chairman Enzo Allara said.
"As chief executive, Ms McCluskey will help drive the Council’s agenda - assessing the economic, environmental and social impacts of RDC investments, identifying opportunities for cross-RDC collaboration, supporting national R&D planning and enhancing efficiency."
Ms McCluskey is the immediate past executive director of the Office of Best Practice Regulation where she was responsible for implementation of the Australian Government’s regulatory reform agenda including a new regulatory framework, strengthened impact assessment and review mechanisms.
She was also a Consultant Specialist Advisor in the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources’ Office of Small Business.
Prior to this, Ms McCluskey held senior policy positions with the Business Council of Australia, the National Farmers Federation and the Australian Taxation Office.
Ms McCluskey will take up her appointment on August 26.