Thursday, 4 July 2019
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join us for an informative and thought-provoking exploration of the food industry from a WA perspective as well as a national view!
This workshop is designed for all food industry professionals, students, producers and consumers. This major event seeks to inform you of the latest development that is currently impacting, moulding and transforming the food industry.
Some presentations from this event are available to be downloaded, these are highlighted below in blue.




Chris Preston, Legal and Regulatory Specialist, ComplyANZ
Chris Preston has over 30 years of experience providing legal advice and services to manufacturers and brand owners regarding the regulatory regimes governing food, beverages, cosmetics, OTC pharmaceuticals and general consumer goods. He served as Director, Legal and Regulatory with the Australian Food and Grocery Council, and has advised multinational and domestic clients of all sizes in over 15 years of private legal practice.




Gary Kennedy, Managing Director, Correct Food Systems
Gary has been working in food technology, food safety and all aspects of healthcare, food manufacturing and food service for over 25 years. He been involved with the Cook Chill Council (now the AIFST National Cook Chill Group) for over a decade, and written many industry guidelines and codes of practice. He is approved as a regulatory Food Safety Auditor in NSW, WA, Victoria. Gary is a respected food safety specialist, and is often approached by the media or legal firms to advise on food technology and food safety issues, including, ABC Radio, Foxtel's Channel V, Channel 7's Today Tonight.



Mark Booth, Chief Executive Officer, FSANZ
Mark Booth is the Chief Executive Officer of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) - a bi-national government agency that develops and administers the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code as well as undertaking a number of other food related activities. Mark’s original background was as in health economics and he has post graduate qualifications in economics, public administration and public health. Mark is an adjunct professor at the Centre for Health Economics and Evaluation at UTS; and is a visiting research fellow at the School of Population Health at the ANU.



Topic 4: Innovations in Food Science and Product Development (presentation not released)
Michelle Colgrave, Agriculture and Food, CSIRO
Michelle Colgrave is a Professor of Food and Agricultural Proteomics at CSIRO and holds a joint position in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University. Michelle is using proteomics, the study of proteins using mass spectrometry, to identify key proteins that will benefit Australia's food and agriculture industries and improve human health.



David Fienberg, Managing Director, The Lupin Company
David has a passion for all things Lupin. With many years working with agriculture and then more recently with food, the opportunity to work with a very talented team to create a new Lupin category was just too good a chance to pass up. David thrives on strategic innovation, particularly when the benefits flow to the environment, farmers, Australia and the global consumer. To be able to bring a new range of new and exciting, healthy and delicious foods to market, is a dream few people ever experience – David is ‘living the dream’as the saying goes.



Simon McKirdy, Professor Biosecurity and Sustainable Development, Pro Vice-Chancellor Harry Butler Institute, Murdoch University
Professor Simon McKirdy has extensive experience covering corporate leadership, research management, policy development and the management of biosecurity operations within the government and private sectors. His career has included the roles of Quarantine Plant Pathologist for the State and Commonwealth Government, Program Manager at Plant Health Australia, 8 years as CEO of the Australian Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, and Biosecurity Science and Risk Manager, Chevron Australia. He is currently Pro Vice Chancellor, Environment, Director Harry Butler Institute and Professor in Biosecurity at Murdoch University. 


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Copy of the event Flyer is available HERE.
The Australia Institute of Food Science & Technology would like to thank our event sponsors: