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Growth Awards 2020 Judges


Ian McConnel
Director of Beef Sustainability
Tyson Foods

Ian is Tyson Foods Director of Beef Sustainability, leading the company’s efforts to deliver sustainable beef to customers in Australia and around the globe. In his new role, Ian is an executive committee member of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Before this role, Ian spent a decade as WWF’s Global Lead for Livestock. 

A 5th generation beef producer, Ian gained a Bachelor of Science in Animal Studies at the University of Queensland and then spent a year at Colorado State University supporting meat science and genetics research. He joined the Queensland government extension service in 2003 and spent a decade delivering extension in the beef and sheep industries. Ian pioneered innovative extension and outreach tools in remote Australia and led the trialling and development of remote animal management systems.