• David Downie

    Director

    Industry Experience Strategic Advisor Deakin University’s Centre for Regional and Rural Futures Director Flinders Peak Water, Werribee Member of G21 Agribusiness Forum Inc and Food and Agribusiness Network G21 Region Inc. Managing Director of DGJ Projects (infrastructure, energy and irrigation) Former Deputy Secretary and General Manager, Office of Water Former...

  • Yasmin Chalmers

    Director

    Industry Experience Head of Centre for Science and Technology The Gordon Director & Marketing Manager Chalmers Financial Director Postgraduate Programs & CSA Marcus Oldham Manager, National Centre for Sustainability Sunraysia Institute of TAFE Victorian Department of Primary Industries Education Deakin University Graduate Certificate of Higher Learning and Teaching Sunraysia Institute...

  • Ian Knuckey

    Director

    Industry Experience BSc in Marine Ecology PhD in Fisheries Population Dynamics Acknowledged seafood industry expert Education BSc in Marine Ecology PhD in Fisheries Population Dynamics Chair of Geelong Food Co-Products Cluster since 2006. Chair of Australian Seafood Co-Products Pty Ltd (a collaborative company formed to add value to seafood waste...

  • Prof Todor Vasiljevic

    Director

    Industry Experience Professor of Food Science at VU GFCC research advisor NPC research advisor Member: AIFST, IFT, ADSA Education PhD in Food Science and Technology (Dairy science major) BEng (Food Technology/Biotechnology) For over 30 years, I’ve been working closely with the food industry all over the world. Most recently, past...

  • Eric Sharkey

    Director

  • Chris Horniblow

    Director

      Industry Experience Owner – Pennyroyal Farm Owner – Otway Preserves CEO – Balanced Products Sales Manager – Kadac Pty Ltd Director – Nulife Foods   Education Deakin University Bachelor Commerce Marketing and Management ASIC Financial Advising   Over 25 years experience in FMCG specialising in major account work with...

  • John Olliff

    Treasurer

    Industry Experience Current Chair Australian Garlic Industry Association Certified Organic garlic grower Previously divisional management Ridley Corp (animal food production). Education Master Business Admin (2010 Deakin)   John has extensive knowledge of the farming community and is seen as an expert in his field.  John brings extensive knowledge to the...

  • Nicole Newman

    Chair Person

      Industry Experience Board Member Bellarine Bayside (State Government Appointment) Board Member Tourism Greater Geelong & Bellarine Board Managing Director The Food Purveyor Marketing Manager Nestle Australia Brand Manager 3AW/Magic 693 Online Sales Industry Professional developing websites and Supply Chain Solutions – The Food Purveyor, The Loddon Shed, One Hour...

  • Wayne Street

    Secretary

    Industry Experience Manager of Geelong Food Co-Products Cluster (2005-2020), Managed Geelong Business Network (1996-2001), Director QELPA (to 2016), Director ASCo and ASCo Fertilisers (2005-2020), Member of G21 Regional Alliance Economic Development Pillar (2006-2011), Consultancy work on Agribusiness in region (1995 to 2020) Secretary, G21 Agribusiness Forum 2019-20.   Education Graduate...

  • Ian Farran

    Director

      Industry Experience Former lecturer Marcus Oldham College Director The Pastoral Pork Company Pty Ltd, Former MD of TPPC and Western Plains Pork Pty Ltd Quals Prof Bodies: Member American Society Agricultural & Biological Engineers Fellow Institute Engineers Australia Member Australian Society Agricultural Engineers Education B. Engineering (Agricultural) M. Eng....