Head of Thomas Elder Sustainable Agriculture

David McKeon

David (Dave) is the Head of Thomas Elder Sustainable Agriculture, where he leads innovation activities across major themes such as AgTech, Carbon Farming, Research and Extension.

An active contributor to initiatives and organisations that deliver value to Australian farmers and regional communities, Dave is passionate about the role innovation plays in ensuring sustainable farm production and agribusiness in Australia.

As a recognised industry leader, Dave’s previous roles have included CEO of Grain Growers Ltd, senior management positions in the National Farmers’ Federation and the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture. With a background in farm management, Dave has also served on a wide range of senior industry and government advisory committees.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) and Bachelor of Agribusiness from Charles Sturt University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.