RESEARCH PROGRAM MANAGER FOR FISHERIES
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
Ann Fleming has a PhD in Aquaculture from the University of Melbourne, a BSc (Hons) from Monash, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Flinders University. She is currently undertaking a Masters of International Development at RMIT University.
Ann came to ACIAR in late October 2017 from Monash University, where she was a research development specialist for two years. From 2009-2014,Ann was Manager of Aquaculture in NT Fisheries, and for the 10 years prior she was Assistant Leader and then Leader of the Abalone Aquaculture Program for the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.
While leading the Darwin Aquaculture Centre, Ann reviewed Indigenous fisheries policy and management in the NT, and initiated and led an innovative research program on Goulburn Island to develop the capacity of Indigenous youth and women in mariculture enterprises. During the decade of Ann’s leadership of the FRDC Abalone Aquaculture Subprogram, that research supported growth of the abalone industry in Australia from 20 tonnes of production to over 800 tonnes, worth more than $25 million in export value. She has brokered significant private sector partnerships, including with Paspaley Pearls and Tasmanian Seafoods, and in recent years she has reviewed several ACIAR fisheries projects in the Philippines, Cambodia,and Timor-Leste.