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Biographical entry Radcliffe, John Clive

Agricultural scientist and Environmental scientist


John Radcliffe has made significant contributions to agricultural, environment and water science in Australia. Serving and chairing on numerous government boards and committees Radcliffe has also made significant contributions to water policy in Australia. Some of the roles held by John Radcliffe include Deputy Chief Executive of CSIRO, South Australian Director-General of Agriculture and Commissioner of the National Water Commission. John Radcliffe also played a pivotal role in establishing the Murray Darling Basin Commission between 1985 and 1992.



1965 - 1978
Career position - Northfield Research Centre
1978 - 1985
Career position - South Australian Government Department of Agriculture
1985 - 1992
Career position - Director General of Agriculture, South Australia
Award - Order of Australia
1992 - 1993
Career position - CEO, South Australian Research and Development Institute
1993 - 1996
Career position - Director, Institute of Plant Production and Processing, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1996 - 1999
Career position - Deputy Chief Executive, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Award - Member of the Order of Australia
Award - Centenary of Federation Medal

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