Chairman, Victorian Endowment for Knowledge, Science and Innovation
Professor Snow Barlow is a plant physiologist and agricultural scientist, whose research interests encompass plant water use efficiency, viticulture and impacts of climate change on agriculture, water management and global food security. He is Foundation Professor of Horticulture and Viticulture at the University of Melbourne.
Snow convenes the Primary Industries Research Adaptation Network of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). He chairs the Expert Advisory Panel of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Filling the Research Gap and Action on the Ground RDE Programs in Climate Change and is a member of the Australian Landcare Council
As president of the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS) he was a member of the Prime Minister's Science Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC). Snow has served on the boards of 2 Rural Industry Research and Development Corporations, two CRCs and on the Biological Sciences Committee of the Australian Research Council.
Snow is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and in 2009 was awarded the 'Australian Medal of Agricultural Science'.
Together with his partner Winsome McCaughey, he operates vineyards, grazing and farm forestry enterprises in the Strathbogie Ranges in North Eastern Victoria and markets fine wine under the Baddaginnie Run label.