Helen Scott-Orr is the former Director of Health Sciences, Strategic Alliances and Evaluation, NSW Department of Primary Industries. She is a member of the Cotton Catchment Communities CRC Board, and has previously been on the board of the CRC for Cattle and Beef Quality, CRC for Australian Sheep Industry, and CRC for Sustainable Rice Production, among many others.
Helen has a wide knowledge and experience of different Australian agricultural industries, and the local, national and international forces which impact on them. She also has an extensive knowledge of corporate governnance, legal and financial experience (especially of CRCs) and government budgetary and change measurement.
Helen also has a background in leadership and management of agricultural and veterinary research, biosecurity, policy, extension, vocational education and information delivery. She is a qualified vet, holds a Dip. Bact. (Lond), and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Helen received a Public Service Medal at the 2010 Australia Day Awards for outstanding public service to agricultural and veterinary science, particularly in the area of animal disease control.