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Dr Stephen Miller has a passion for working at the nexus where science, agriculture and business meet. Best known for his work in beef cattle, Dr Miller has 25 years of experience with livestock genetics, genomics and technology and experience in genetic improvement across a range of species. Steve joined AGBU as Deputy Director in late 2020 and was appointed Director in September 2021. As Director he is building on AGBU’s strong legacy of effective tool delivery to industry and has seen first-hand the difference those tools make for producers every day. His goal is to make AGBU the best place that a practical scientist can work and through the pursuit of excellence, one of the Australian agriculture sector’s greatest resources.
Prior to AGBU, Dr Miller was the Director of Genetic Research for Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) in Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA where he fostered improvement of the evaluation methods for the world’s largest beef breed association’s weekly national cattle evaluation. Prior to joining AGI, Dr Miller was a principal scientist with the animal genomics team at AgResearch Ltd. in New Zealand. Originally from Canada, Dr Miller was on faculty at the University of Guelph for 14 years where he finished as the Director of the Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock. His experience across academic, research institute and industry environments is a significant advantage for AGBU’s leadership team.