Michael Widderick

Michael Widderick is a senior research scientist with the Queensland government. Based in Toowoomba on the Darling Downs, Michael’s research is aimed at improving weed management in broad-acre cropping systems. Michael is an advocate for integrated weed management and promotes this approach widely across the northern grain growing region. Currently, Michael is contributing to the development of strategies for management of fleabane (Conyza spp.) and for prevention and management of herbicide resistance. Michael is a long-standing member of the Weed Society of Queensland and currently serves as president.

Craig Hunter

Craig is the current CAWS rep for Invasive Species Queensland. Currently based in Dalby, Craig works for Biosecurity Queensland as a Senior Policy Officer in the Invasive Plants and Animals business group.  He has worked within Local Government, NRM Groups, State Government and Landcare networks in the weed and pest animal management areas in Queensland for the past 25 years. Craig also has many years of experience in the delivery of operational programs and emergency responses aimed at prevention, eradication and containment of invasive pests and diseases both in Queensland and interstate.  Craig has been on the Invasive Species Queensland Executive in various roles since 2006. He lives on a farm with his partner and children in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains.