CRC-NA appoints local mover and shaker as CEO

The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia’s (CRCNA) welcomed its new Chief Executive Officer Anne Stünzner into its Townsville, North Queensland head office this month.

Ms Stünzner is a North Queenslander who brings more than 20 years’ experience in agriculture, strategic economic and policy development to the CRC.

Her previous positions included Executive Officer for Growing Central Queensland, CEO of the Central Queensland Forest Association and Senior Advisor to the federal Minister of Northern Australia and Resources. More recently, she has worked in strategy, advocacy and economic advisor roles in local government and regional economic development organisations, in central-western and Far North Queensland.

CRC-NA Chair Sheriden Morris said that Stünzner won out over a strong field of candidates for the position.

Ms Morris told the CRC Association that while she was overwhelmed by the calibre of applicants vying for the CEO position, “Anne’s demonstrated strong relationships with CRC-NA stakeholders, technical advisory groups, government and research institutions” helped her secure the top executive spot in the organisation.

“Anne’s commitment to the north is unquestionable, having worked with her family on their sixth generation cattle farm and notching up extensive industry experience as an economist and strategic advisor for local councils, industry groups and development agencies,” Ms Morris said.

“The CRCNA board and I look forward to working with Anne as we continue to progress the developing Northern Australia agenda and invest in research and development that delivers for industry and de-risks investment in the north.”

We wish Anne Stünzner the best in her new role.


CRC Association News, 14 May 2021

Anne Stünzner is CRCNA’s new CEO I North Queensland Register