Dianne Davidson AM
Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Chair
Dianne Davidson has lived and worked in and around the Murraylands and Riverland region for all of her life. An agricultural scientist from the Lower Lakes area, she has operated businesses in the viticultural and horticultural industries for 45 years, with an abiding interest in the sustainable management of soils, water and all natural resources.
Dianne has worked closely on water policy reform issues since 2006, commencing with drought taskforce engagement in the Millenium drought. She served as a Member of the Murray Darling Basin Authority for 9 years, from its commencement, with responsibility for making the Basin Plan. She continues to work on water projects and projects addressing adaptations to a warming climate. Dianne was Presiding Member of the former South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board in 2019-20.
Throughout her career Dianne has chaired a number of private sector boards and has strong governance and business experience. She was a councillor of the University of Adelaide for 12 years, for 4 of which she was the Deputy Chancellor.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. In 2015, Dianne was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the wine industry, horticulture management and higher education administration.