Associate Professor Ben Lyons


Associate Professor Ben Lyons is a member of CEDA's State Advisory Council in Queensland.
Associate Professor Ben Lyons is the Director of the Rural Economies Centre of Excellence, a Department of Agriculture and Fisheries-funded research collaboration between the University of Queensland, the University of Southern Queensland, James Cook University and CQUniversity.  He leads a diverse team of experienced researchers investigating what makes rural and regional economies thrive. 

Previously he has worked in China and Asia for almost two decades in agribusiness, media and education management before returning as the CEO of Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise in 2015.  Fluent in mandarin, Ben has a doctorate in agricultural economics specialising in export value chains from the University of Queensland.

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