Dr. Stuart Gordon, CSIRO
Stuart Gordon is a Senior Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO Agriculture and Food’s Systems Program where he leads CSIRO’s Advanced Natural Fibre Team. He holds wool and cotton classing certificates, a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science and a PhD from La Trobe University. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Stuart has been involved in natural fibre research, manufacture and management for more than 25 years. He currently leads projects in fibre metrology, post-harvest processing and product development. He is also secretary of the Australian Industrial Hemp Conference organizing committee and has been active in raising the profile of industrial hemp production and processing. Stuart is an elected member of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation’s Committee for Cotton Test Methods and was a Non-Executive Director of the International Fibre Centre between 2010 and 2016. Prior to joining CSIRO, he worked as Technical Manager of Australia’s then largest cotton spinning company, Rocklea Spinning Mills.