Professor Bill Bellotti was appointed to the Vincent Fairfax Chair in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in 2009. Prior to this appointment Bill was with the University of Adelaide, The South Australian Research & Development Institute, and NSW Department of Agriculture. Bill's PhD from the University of New England focussed on pasture agronomy and ecology. His undergraduate degree was in Australian Environmental Studies at Griffith University. Since joining UWS Bill has focused on the challenges of food security and sustainability at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia and developing countries.