David Moody

17 August 2018

David joined InterGrain in 2007 after a 25 year career in plant breeding and plant genetics with the Department of Primary Industries, and previously the University of Adelaide.  He has played an integral role in setting the governance and commercial platform for the business. Over the course of his career, he has become Australia’s most successful barley breeder, with over 50% of the national area sown to his varieties.  Whilst with InterGrain, David has released some of Australia’s highest yielding barley varieties including La Trobe and Spartacus CL and more recently Neo and Maximus CL.

His research interests remain in the areas of crop physiology and stress tolerance, and he is passionate about Australia’s opportunities as the malting barley producing epicenter for the Asian brewing markets.  David is actively involved in industry forums, currently being vice Chairman of the Grains Industry of Western Australia Barley Council.