Is ag research in for a tinkering or an overhaul?

Inovact’s Managing Director Brian Ramsay was featured in an article recently published in FarmOnline National about what appetite exists for significant change in agricultural research and development. Brian said there was understandably much curiosity in the R&D sector “about what problems specifically we are looking to solve.” “There are lots of examples of consultation and workshops in this sector, and nothing happening as a result, and business people are tired of talk fests,” he …

Big players urged to drag red meat representation into this century

Inovact's Managing Director Brian Ramsay was featured today in an article which suggests the big players in red meat must step up and re-invent their peak representative bodies. Brian says that it is now "disturbingly common" for most businesses to reject joining an agricultural peak body, largely due to a critical failure to innovate and provide benefits for their commercial members. The original article was published at Farm Online National, by Kelly Butterworth and Shan …

Leading Rural Transformation session: Outlook 2018

  Inovact’s Managing Director Brian Ramsay is chairing a key session on innovation by industry service organisations at the 2018 ABARES Outlook conference. The session is called ‘Leading Rural Transformation’ and will be held on 6 March at 4.00pm. As a leader in the space of innovation for business associations and industry service organisations, Inovact Consulting has advised industry bodies at all stages of development from start-up to maturity. We have drawn on this experience …

Inovact welcomes formation of IDCC

  Brian Ramsay from Inovact Consulting is delighted to be a part of forming the new peak body, International Development Contractors Community (IDCC). The IDCC represents independent consultants and private sector contractors working with the Australian aid program. IDCC’s vision is to play an essential and distinctive role in contributing to Australia’s aid and international development agenda, ensuring that members are part of delivering an effective aid program which makes a strong …

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