Mick plays a key role in the work of the Agriculture Unit of the ACCC, which identifies competition and fair-trading issues in agriculture markets and engaging with a range of key industry groups. He oversees the ACCC’s agriculture work program and Chairs the ACCC’s Agriculture Board and Agriculture Consultative Committee. Mick also plays a key decision-making role on agriculture matters across the work of the ACCC.
Mick has a long and diverse history of involvement with the agriculture sector, which has included periods of employment as a farm manager, a university researcher, an agribusiness consultant and an agriculture policy advisor.
In 2003 Mick was appointed Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute, an independent policy research institute that conducts research into strategic policy issues of importance to Australian agriculture. Mick continues to undertake this role.