Dr Steve Lapidge is the inaugural CEO of the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and a Non-executive Director of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. He was previously the Director of the Food Safety & Innovation within the South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI), Director of Science Partnerships at SARDI, Chief Operating Officer of the Invasive Animals CRC, and an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra. Steve's qualifications include a PhD and an MBA. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and European Summer School for Advanced Management (Denmark). Steve's previous research saw him awarded the prestigious Fulbright Professional Business/Industry (Coral Sea) Scholarship in 2010. He has published over 70 scientific papers and reports.