Dr. John Ackerman, Regional Manager, MLA, Indonesia
Dr John Ackerman is the Regional Manager for Meat &Livestock Australia in Indonesia. Dr Ackerman has held this position since March 2011.
Prior to this he served with the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), joining the Department in late 2004 and seconded to the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) in early 2005 to be based in Bangkok and Aceh to assist tsunami affected countries with the rehabilitation of their aquaculture sector.
His work during those 5 months was acknowledged with an Australian Day Achievement Award in 2007. He was posted to the Australian Embassy to Indonesia in 2006 to establish the DAFF office as the Agriculture Counsellor to Jakarta, with an initial focus of working with Indonesia to reduce illegal fishing in the region. Dr Ackerman has a background in Biology, obtaining his PhD in 2004 from JamesCookUniversity.
He participated in a discussion with LIVEXchange MC, Don Heatley, regarding an Indonesian Market Focus on Thursday morning.