Peter has more than 40 years' experience in the Australian food industry with a strong interest in and passion for ensuring a sustainable and viable profession.

Fiona is an experienced Corporate and Regulatory Affairs professional with a proven ability to work in a fast paced, challenging environment. 

Steven (Steve) Lapidge is currently the Director of the Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) Food Innovation Taskforce. He has 15 years of experience working in the agri-food industry, having worked around Australia and internationally. 

Trent Hagland is an Independent Director appointment with over 24 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry across retail banking, portfolio management and investment banking.

Andreas has more than 25 years’ experience as a professional Food Scientist and Technologist within the Australian food industry.

Cheryl has both International and Australian senior executive experience, specialising in top-line revenue growth, consumer insights, branding, social media and innovation.

As Research Director - Food at CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Chris leads delivery of science and innovation outcomes in food, food ingredients and beverages. 

Georgie was appointed as the inaugural CEO of AIFST in April 2015 having held senior management roles within the Australian food and agribusiness sector for 10 years.