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Abbreviations and acronyms

AC Companion of the Order of Australia

ACIAR Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ACIAR Act Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Act 1982

AICD Australian Institute of Company Directors

AM Member of the Order of Australia

AO Order of Australia

APAARI Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

APS Australian Public Service

CABI Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International

CEO Chief Executive Officer

CGIAR formerly the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Commission Commission for International Agricultural Research

Council Policy Advisory Council

CRC Cooperative Research Centre

CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia)

CultiAF Cultivate Africa’s Future

DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia)

EL Executive Level

EPBC Act Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)

FOI Act Freedom of Information Act 1982

FTE full-time equivalent (staff)

FTSE Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

G20 The Group of Twenty — an international forum for global economic cooperation comprising 20 members: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union

GST goods and services tax

MAICD member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

NESB non-English speaking background

No. number

OAM Medal of the Order of Australia

PEO Principal Executive Officer

PGPA Act Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PNG Papua New Guinea

RPM Research Program Manager

SDIP Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio

SES Senior Executive Service (of APS)

WorldFish CGIAR Research Program Fish

WorldVeg World Vegetable Centre