Angeline Achariya, Monash Food Innovation Centre

Name: Angeline Achariya
Position: CEO Monash Food Innovation Centre
Contact: angeline.achariya@monash.edu
Website: https://www.foodinnovationcentre.com.au/
Introduction: Angeline is a globally recognized and respected leader in commercializing innovation to market, a practitioner of building innovation capabilities and export pathways into Asia. With a career spanning over 20 years of diverse international innovation and leadership experience in blue […]

Brenton Dodd, Memko

Position: Product Lifecycle Management Specialist
Contact: brenton@memko.com.au
Website: http://memko.com.au/cpg
Introduction:
Brenton has more than 30 years of experience including 10 years specialising in helping businesses improve productivity from PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) systems and processes.
Expertise:
Brenton has worked on major projects in multiple industries including CPG, Retail, Construction and Manufacturing. Brenton’s specific areas of expertise […]

Dr Ranjan Sharma, OzScientific

Name: Dr Ranjan Sharma
Position: Founder & Director
Contact: ranjan@ozscientific.com
Website: http://www.ozscientific.com
Introduction: OzScientific Pty Ltd is a food innovation, R&D and technical services company helping big and small dairy and food companies in their innovation, product development (from concept to commercialisation), ingredient functionality analysis and food processing. Their products and services are based on […]

George Gekas, Badalya

Name: George Gekas
Position: CEO & Co-founder, Badalaya
Contact: george@badalya.com.au
Website: http://http://www.badalya.com/
Introduction: When you need a product made or sourced, you need someone with years of experience in the food and beverage industry. George’s track record of international marketing and operational success covers more than thirty years in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods […]

Hilary Heslop, Tarn Food Consulting

Name: Hilary Heslop
Position: Director, Tarn Food Consulting
Contact: hilary@tarnfoodconsulting.com
Website: http://www.tarnfoodconsulting.com
Blog: https://www.hungryforemore.com/
Introduction: Hilary has been lucky and food has always been the conduit to that luck. She lived in Hong Kong in the last years of the British Crown colony, eating dim sum in Wan Chai and goose on Lantau. She has […]

Jeff Mutsaers – DJPR Regional Food Specialist

Name:                  Jeff Mutsaers
Position:              Investment & Trade Specialist Food & Fibre, Regional Development, Victoria Barwon South West
Contact:               jeff.mutsaers@rdv.vic.gov.au
Website:             www.rdv.vic.gov.au
Introduction: Jeff has been with Regional Development Victoria since 2016 in the investment & trade team focussing specifically on the food & fibre sector.  He engages with small medium enterprise and […]

John Day, ShopAbility

Name: John Day
Position: Director, Business Structure & Process Change, ShopAbility.
Contact: john@shop-ability.com.au
Website: http://shop-ability.com.au/
Introduction:
John Day is a highly accomplished executive with over 35 years senior commercial experience in some of the world’s top blue chip FMCG companies including National Foods, Simplot, Mars, Masterfoods, Uncle Bens, and Bowater Scott.
Expertise:
John has held Executive roles […]

Juraj Durco, FAPIC

Name: Juraj Durco
Position: Director, FAPIC
Contact: fapic@fapicglobal.com
Website: www.fapicglobal.com
Introduction: Juraj Durco has over 18 years’ experience in global leadership, organization and team building. He has extensive experience in research & product development and planning & execution to provide innovative, sustainable and agile FMCG product solutions for customers and partners to achieve successful […]

Mike Harley, XPotential

Name: Mike Harley
Position: Managing Director
Contact: Email: mike.harley@xpotentialanz.com
Mobile: 0404098892
Website: www.xpotentialanz.com
Introduction: We deliver differentiated revenue growth and profitability through a consumer-centric, holistic business strategy and innovation service that is practical to execute. My focus is is on gaining deep insight into your business or brand challenge, then using those insights as a springboard to […]

Russell Keast, Deakin University

Name:  Russell Keast
Position:  Professor of Food and Sensory Science
Contact: 03 92446944 or russell.keast@deakin.edu.au
Website: www.deakin.edu.au/cass
Introduction:  I lead the Centre for Advanced Sensory Science and Food Innovation discipline at Deakin University.  We have a team of approximately 30 staff and students working on why we eat the foods we eat, including
Expertise: Flavour […]

Sally Pyke, KPMG

Name: Sally Pyke
Position: Associate Director, KPMG
Contact: sallypyke@kpmg.com.au
 Website: https://www.kpmg.com.au
Introduction: Sally is passionate about the agriculture and food sector and specialises in strategic performance improvement, the application of disruptive technologies and identifying new and emerging food trends. She has worked with many of Australia’s leading consumer goods companies to help drive strategic […]

Stuart Haines, Haines Consulting Group

Name: Stuart Haines
Position: Managing Director
Contact: s.haines@hainesconsultinggroup.com.au
Website: www.hainesconsultinggroup.com.au
Introduction: Haines Consulting Group is a management consultancy firm specialising in business growth, strategy, marketing and new venture developments. With our head office in Melbourne, Australia we operate locally and internationally with our clients to solve their toughest challenges. We work with some of Australia’s […]

Will Taing Beanstalk AgTech

Name: Will Taing
Position: Co-founder & Director, Beanstalk AgTech
Contact: will@beanstalkagtech.com
Website: http://www.hypha.asia
Introduction: William firmly believes in the potential for positive social and environmental impact through engaging exponential technologies and commercially scalable business models in the Asia-Pacific region. This is based on the fact that more than half of the population in Asia-Pacific […]