DR Jared Greenville has been appointed executive director of ABARES, the science and economics research division of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Secretary of the DAWE Andrew Metcalfe said Dr Greenville would bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the role.

“Since acting in the role from early 2021, Dr Greenville has led the economic, scientific, forecasting and data-related work of ABARES, as well as overseeing changes in work practices, culture and data & analytics infrastructure,” Mr Metcalfe said.

“As executive director, he will ensure ABARES continues delivering world-class research, analysis and advice for stakeholders on significant issues affecting our agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.

“A key focus will be continuing to develop the bureau’s capability as an innovative and trusted provider of high-quality services and products—and making this information accessible and understandable.

“I congratulate Dr Greenville on his appointment and wish him every success in the role.”

Prior to joining ABARES in 2018, Dr Greenville held senior roles at the OECD where he managed work related to agri-food trade policy, global value chains in agriculture and food security and risk.

He has also previously worked for the Productivity Commission on diverse issues ranging from Australia’s involvement in bilateral and regional trade agreements and domestic drought support policy to issues related to infrastructure policy and the challenges posed by an ageing population.

Dr Greenville has a PhD in agricultural and natural resource economics from the University of Sydney.