Len Stephens

Independant Chairman

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Len was the Managing Director of the Seafood CRC until 30 June 2015. He was in that role for eight years. Prior to that he was the CEO of Australian Wool Innovation, General Manager R&D for Meat & Livestock Australia and Scientific Director of the Victorian Institute of Animal Science. Len is also a Director of the Rural Industry R&D Corporation and has plenty of experience in corporate governance, shareholder communication and commercialisation of services resulting from research.

In addition to his role at ASI, Len is also chairman of Oysters Australia, chairman of the Gardiner Dairy Foundation and a director of Animal Health Australia. His previous roles include Managing Director of the Seafood Cooperative Research Centre, CEO of Australian Wool Innovation, General Manager R&D for Meat & Livestock Australia and Scientific Director of the Victorian Institute of Animal Science. He has also served on the boards of Agrifutures Australia and Dairy Australia. Len has experience in commercialisation of genetics research as well as corporate governance and company management.

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