Dr Michele Allan has an academic background in biomedical science, management and law.
As well as being Chair of Meat & Livestock Australia, Dr Allan is Chancellor of Charles Sturt University and Chair of the Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council.
Current board positions include Innovation and Science Australia, Food Innovation Australia Limited, Apple and Pear Australia Ltd, Grain Growers Limited, Cooperative Research Centre Hearing, Nuffield Australia and she is a member of the CRC Advisory Committee.
Dr Allan is a past executive director and non-executive director of Patties Foods Limited and was previously a non-executive director of the Dairy Research & Development Corporation, Forest and Wood Products Australia, Ruralco Holdings Limited, Tasmania Fruit & Vegetable Taskforce, Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, Callaghan Innovation, William Angliss Catering & Hospitality TAFE College and Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation.
She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.