Rohan Rainbow is the Managing Director of Crop Protection Australia, a wholly owned business of Rainbow & Associates Pty Ltd established in 2001, has over 30 years of experience in industry leadership in the fields of agronomy, agricultural engineering, precision agriculture, farming systems development, crop protection technology, breeding for biotic traits and biosecurity preparedness.
Rohan originally from a family farm business, graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science Agriculture in 1987 and his PhD in soil physics and mechanics in 2001. He has extensive experience in leadership, strategic planning, management and delivery of new agricultural technologies resulting in industry practice change. Rohan has overseen the development and implementation of a number of industry strategies in plant breeding, crop protection, biosecurity, food and feed safety, farming systems, precision agriculture, robotics and automation and data, including during his 7.5 years as the GRDC senior plant health manager including Theme leader – Protecting Your Crop.
With established relationships at senior levels of government, machinery, technology and chemical manufacturers, research and grower organisations, Rohan has significant experience in the delivery of reforms to national programs, technology development, agricultural industry practice change and technology adoption.