About the panel

Mr Charles Burke

Mr Charles Burke is the Chief Executive Officer at the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council and former Chief Executive Officer of AgForce Queensland. Mr Burke is a beef producer with cattle holdings near Esk in South East Queensland and has a long association with the rural sector and agricultural policy. Mr Burke previously served as the Vice-President of the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) and as a Director of NFF Limited.

Ms Ruth Wade

Ms Ruth Wade is the part-time Chair of the Queensland GasFields Commission. Ms Wade is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and prior to that was Executive Director of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Inc. Ms Wade has a long association with agricultural industries, with her former roles including Executive Director of The Cattlemen's Union of Australia, Director of Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd and a former Director of QRAA (Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority).

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