Di Davidson AM
Dianne is an agricultural scientist and experienced horticulturist, specialising in soil and water management. She is involved in irrigated horticultural production in South Australia and founded the highly regarded company, Davidson Viticulture, which provided consulting and management services to table and wine grape producers throughout Australia and internationally from 1987 until 2012.
Dianne has very wide experience in irrigated agriculture, especially in horticulture, in many regions of Australia. She also has sound experience in Natural Resource Management, particularly the management of water, soils and native vegetation, as well as experience in the area of policy formation in relation to water reform as a consequence of my being a Member of the Murray Darling Basin Authority since 2009. She is currently engaged as an ‘expert’ by Primary Industries and Regions South Australia in the assessment process of applications to the Federal Government SARMS (South Australian River Murray Sustainability Irrigation Industry Improvements) funding program.
Dianne is currently the Deputy Chancellor of the University of Adelaide and has been a member of its governing Council since 2008. She has had a lifetime interest in education and has presented many seminars, workshops and lectures throughout her career, to both University audiences and to industry organisations.
Dianne was Chair of the Board of a private secondary school board for six years and a director for 14 years.
The event, as always, is free and will be followed by a discussion where wine and cheese will be served.