Dr. Peter Appleford
Dr. Peter Appleford leads the Industry and Regional Development division and is responsible for the oversight of strategic policy and legislative reform, industry development, recovery and resilience, regional and customer services, forestry and pastoral, and emergency management.
Dr. Appleford previously led the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI). In this role, he was responsible for the executive management and oversight of the Government of South Australia's principal primary industries research institute. Prior to this, he spent nearly two decades as a senior leader in key Victorian Government agencies including the Department of Primary Industries and the Department of Sustainability and Environment.