Andreas has more than 25 years’ experience as a professional Food Scientist and Technologist within the Australian food industry.
He graduated from the University of New South Wales, Sydney with a BSc (Hons 1) and PhD in Food Science and Technology. Following two years of postdoctoral research with the University of British Columbia and Agriculture Canada, he lectured and undertook further research for 13 years in horticulture and food technology with the Universities of Queensland and Adelaide.
Andreas gained in-depth understanding of retail technical and quality management through his three-year role with the innovation-leading retailer Marks & Spencer in the UK. Returning to Australia he worked as Technical Manager and Supply Chain Sustainability Manager with Coles Supermarkets for seven years. In that time, he worked closely with a diverse food manufacturing base including primary product and high-risk ready-to-eat products to enhance quality and protect brand reputation.
Currently, Andreas is a partner and director in the Quality Associates group providing quality services and training to the food industry. Andreas is a Professional member of AIFST.