Alex Edward
Policy and Industry Development - Lead
Alex Edward

My role in the department

Alex is currently the Principal Policy Officer for the Grains Directorate and leads a team with two roles within it. Her team provides high level policy analysis, advice, and implementation, strategic planning, communications and reporting for the Directorate. This is coupled with the role of facilitating industry development by working with DPIRD’s commodity leads and industry stakeholders, including the Processed Oat Industry Growth Partnership. 

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9368 3464

My background

Alex comes from a farm in Wagin and has a degree in Agricultural Science and 30 years’ experience in DPIRD and the Agriculture industry.  This includes 10 years in regional WA undertaking animal and plant research, economic modelling, and analysis. As a result, she has a thorough knowledge and understanding of WA farming systems, grain production profit drivers and an understanding of grains industry supply chains. She is passionate about agriculture and seeks to aid industry address challenges and capture opportunities for sustainability, profitability and growth across the whole supply chain.

Key Expertise

Policy development, interpersonal skills, monitoring and evaluation, project management


  • BSc in Agriculture with Honours, University of Western Australia, 1991
  • Grad Cert in Economics, Murdoch University, 1999
  • Dip in Project Managerment, Central TAFE, 2013
  • Dip in Facilitation, Australian Institute of Management WA, 2018
  • Mast in Project Evaluation, Melbourne University, 2016

My articles

Thursday, 28 March 2024 - 3:07pm
Monday, 11 March 2024 - 10:12am
Thursday, 1 February 2024 - 9:46am
Monday, 4 December 2023 - 5:28pm
Thursday, 2 November 2023 - 4:26pm