(MScAgr PhD FASM FAICD)
NSW Department of Industry and Investment, NSW, Australia
PhD – Immunology, 1986
2010 FINALIST - ALUMNI AWARD FOR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Dr Sheldrake’s position as the Director-General is integral to driving investment and promoting economic development throughout NSW. It embraces the key industry sectors of mining, energy, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism, and film and television, and is responsible for state and regional development, small business promotion, food safety, mine safety, mine subsidence and rural assistance.
Dr Sheldrake has played a role in developing and guiding State and National policy in areas such as; clean coal, carbon offsets, plant and animal bio-security, agricultural research and development, drought, native forest management, native vegetation, fisheries resource management, water use, and export market development.
Dr Sheldrake has held positions as Commissioner of the Murray Darling Basin Commission (2003-2009); NSW Commissioner for Soil Conservation (2005-2007); Director of the Pig Research and Development Corporation (1993-1996); Director of Animal Health Australia Ltd (2004-2005); Chair of the Primary Industries Health Committee (2004-2005); and Board Member of the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (2002-2006).
He has influenced policy, driven economic development at a national level and served on national advisory groups.