Mr Michael CarrollChair
Michael Carroll was appointed Chair of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation in March 2016, and he first joined the Foundation Board in November 2015. He has more than 25 years experience in food and agribusiness with current directorships including Tassal, Select Harvests, Sunny Queen, Paraway Pastoral Company and Rural Funds Management. Mike is also a member of the Marcus Oldham Agricultural College Foundation and the Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation. Former board roles include Warrnambool Cheese & Butter, Queensland Sugar, Rural Finance, the Australian Farm Institute and Meat and Livestock Australia. Mike held senior positions at the National Australia Bank (NAB) and Monsanto Agricultural Products. His family has been involved in farming for over 140 years, and Mike has a property in western Victoria. Mike holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from La Trobe University and a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne University Business School. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Boston and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.