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Appendix 11: FSANZ Board members, attendance, qualifications and experience

Attendance and qualifications

Member
Qualifications
Meetings
Teleconferences
Ms Philippa Smith AM (Chair)
BEc (University of Sydney)
5/5
3/3
Dr Michele Allan
BAppSc (Biomedical Science—Cytology) (University of Technology Sydney)

MMgt (Technology) (University of Melbourne)

DBA (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

MComLaw (Deakin University)
5/5
1/3
Professor Katrine Baghurst
BSc (University of St Andrews)

PhD (Australian National University)
2/3
1/1
Mr Peter Boyden
BSc Mathematics (University of Southampton)
5/5
2/3
Associate Professor Stephen Corbett
MB BS (University of Queensland)

MPH (University of Sydney)
5/5
3/3
Ms Jenni Mack
BA (Journalism) (University of Queensland)

MALP (University of Sydney)

Graduate Certificate International Food Laws and Regulation (Michigan State University)
5/5
3/3
Mr Steve McCutcheon (Chief Executive Officer)
BEc

GradDipPubLaw
5/5
3/3
Dr Andrew McKenzie QSO
BVSc (Massey University)

DVPH (Massey University)
5/5
3/3
Dr James (Gardner) Murray AO
BVMS

DVMS(hc) (University of Glasgow)
5/5
2/3
Mr Tony Nowell CNZM
BBS (part-time and extramurally), (Auckland University, University of Otago and Massey University—not completed)
5/5
0/3
Dr David Roberts
BSc (hons) (University of Liverpool)

PhD (Australian National University)
5/5
3/3
Mr Neil Walker JP
BSc (Victoria University of Wellington)

BBS (Massey University)
5/5
3/3
Observer
Dr Anne Astin
4/5
0/3

Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee attendance

Member
Meetings
Dr Michele Allan (FARMC Chair)
4/4
Ms Philippa Smith AM (Board Chair)
4/4
Dr Andrew McKenzie QSO
4/4
Dr David Roberts
4/4
Observers
Mr Steve McCutcheon (Chief Executive Officer)
4/4
Ms Audrey Gormley (FSANZ Chief Finance Officer)
4/4

Experience

Sections of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 that apply to members' expertise and experience:

s. 116(1)(a)
Chair

One or more of the following fields:

public health, consumer affairs, food science, food allergy, human nutrition, medical science, microbiology, food safety, biotechnology, veterinary science, food industry, food processing or retailing, primary food production, small business, international trade, government, or food regulation
s. 116(1)(b)
CEO
s. 116(1)(c)
2 members nominated by the New Zealand lead Minister

One or more of the following fields:

public health, consumer affairs, food science, food allergy, human nutrition, medical science, microbiology, food safety, biotechnology, veterinary science, food industry, food processing or retailing, primary food production, small business, international trade, government or food regulation
s. 116(1)(ca)
1 member nominated by the New Zealand lead Minister

One or more of the following fields:

public health, consumer affairs, food science, food allergy, human nutrition, medical science, microbiology, food safety, biotechnology or veterinary science
s. 116(1)(d)
1 member nominated by consumer organisations*
s.116(1)(e)
1 member nominated by the CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council
s. 116(1)(f)
3 members nominated by organisations, or public bodies, established for purposes relating to science or public health*

One or more of the following fields:

public health, consumer affairs, food science, food allergy, human nutrition, medical science, microbiology, food safety, biotechnology or veterinary science
s. 116(1)(g)
2 members nominated by organisations, or public bodies, established for purposes relating to the food industry*

One or more of the following fields:

the food industry, food processing or retailing, primary food production, small business, international trade, government or food regulation
* These organisations are prescribed in the FSANZ Regulations.

Ms Philippa Smith AM (term expires 30 June 2016)

Ms Philippa Smith AM [s. 116(1)(a)] was appointed Chair of the FSANZ Board in July 2008. Ms Smith is a former Commonwealth Ombudsman, CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia and the inaugural Chair of the Consumers Health Forum. She has developed strong strategic skills and extensive experience in ensuring effective accountability and governance structures across a number of portfolios.

Dr Michele Allan (term expires 30 June 2013)

Dr Michele Allan [s. 116(1)(f)] has strong leadership experience across many facets of the food industry. Her areas of expertise include manufacturing strategy, organisational strategy, risk and insurance leadership, food safety systems implementation, food packaging innovation and commercialisation. Dr Allan has held senior executive positions with Amcor Limited, Bonlac Foods, Bioinformatics Centre of Excellence Tasmania, Kraft Foods and ICI; and has also held board positions within both the private and public sectors.

Professor Katrine Baghurst (until December 2012)

Professor Katrine Baghurst [s.116(1)(e)] was involved in research and in translation of research to practice in the nutrition field in both Australia and New Zealand over the past 30 years, notably at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Human Nutrition Division. Her extensive experience made her a specialist in relation to determining food choice, consumer needs, current dietary patterns in the community and nutritional and food education. Professor Baghurst was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Adelaide, and worked as a nutrition consultant.

Mr Peter Boyden (term expires 30 June 2013)

Mr Peter Boyden [s. 116(1)(g)] has had extensive international experience as a chief executive officer, with extensive general management and marketing experience gained in consumer foods businesses in Australia, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Greece. Mr Boyden has been the Managing Director and regional Board member of the Unilever Australasian foods business and a Board member of the Australian Food and Grocery Council. He is currently an Executive Mentor and non-Executive Director. His areas of responsibility have included the management of consumer marketing, product and packaging development, food production and general management, where he has focused on strategy development and portfolio management.

Associate Professor Stephen Corbett (term expires 30 June 2015)

Associate Professor Stephen Corbett [s. 116(1)(f)] has had more than 20 years of experience as a public and environmental health physician, with qualifications in public health and medicine. His interests include environmental health risk assessment and management, regulatory policy and practice, and chronic disease prevention. Associate Professor Corbett's experience includes holding senior executive positions in NSW Health—Public Health; being Conjoint Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney and Western Clinical School, Westmead Hospital; and being Associate Editor on the journal Evolution, Medicine and Public Health.

Ms Jenni Mack (term expires 30 June 2013)

Ms Jenni Mack [s. 116(1)(d)] has worked in consumer affairs since 1992, when she was Executive Director of the Australian Federation of Consumer Organisations. Her work has spanned food, chemicals, telecommunications, energy and financial services policy incorporating areas such as industry self-regulatory and co-regulatory practices, professional standards and codes of practice. Ms Mack has worked closely with regulators and government agencies on good regulatory science, community education, licensing, best practice enforcement and compliance schemes, and community and social research projects.

Mr Steve McCutcheon (Chief Executive Officer) (term expires 30 June 2017)

Mr McCutcheon [s. 116(1)(b)] holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and has undertaken further studies in public law and public policy. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of FSANZ in October 2007. Prior to his appointment, Mr McCutcheon held a number of senior executive positions in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. During that time, he led the team that developed the new food regulatory framework for Australia and New Zealand under the auspices of the Council of Australian Governments. Mr McCutcheon also led the Australian delegation to annual sessions of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Dr Andrew McKenzie QSO (term expires 30 June 2014)

Dr Andrew McKenzie [s. 116(1)(c)] is qualified as a veterinarian with post graduate qualifications in veterinary public health and has a background working for the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, with a focus on the meat, seafood and other food industries. In 2002, Dr McKenzie set up the New Zealand Food Safety Authority and led it until his retirement in June 2010. He has extensive experience in domestic food safety policy and standards, as well as international food safety and trade standards at the bilateral and multilateral level. Dr McKenzie has a continuing interest in management and governance, as well as contemporary regulatory approaches to food safety/quality and trade, particularly around standard-setting.

Dr James (Gardner) Murray AO PSM (term expires 30 June 2013)

Gardner Murray [s. 116(1)(f)] has veterinary medicine, surgery and management qualifications. Through his work in high level government positions and via his company—Gardner Murray Pty Ltd., Dr Murray has contributed to national and international developments in food safety, animal health, 'One Health' (collaboration between animal, human and environmental scientists and related disciplines to achieve optimal health), biosecurity, market access, emergency management, animal welfare, policy development and strategic planning. He has held and holds numerous high-level board, commission and committee positions at the national and international levels.

Mr Tony Nowell CNZM (term expires 30 June 2013)

Mr Tony Nowell [s. 116(1)(c)] has had extensive senior executive experience across various industries (including food) both internationally and within New Zealand. This has included holding positions such as Chief Executive Officer of Zespri International; Managing Director of Griffin's Foods; Regional Vice President of Sara Lee Asia; Zone Manager for Sara Lee Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand; Managing Director of Sara Lee Indonesia; Managing Director of L'Oreal Indonesia; and Operations Manager of L'Oreal New Zealand. Mr Nowell's other roles and responsibilities have included being the former Chair of the New Zealand Packaging Accord Governing Board and the New Zealand Government Food and Beverage Taskforce; and include Chairmanship of the New Zealand Forest Research Institute and Wellington Drive Technologies, as well as directorships at New Zealand Food Innovation Auckland and the Export Advisory Board of Business New Zealand. Mr Nowell has represented New Zealand as a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council since 2007.

Dr David Roberts (term expires 30 June 2013)

Dr David Roberts [s. 116(1)(g)] is a food and nutrition consultant with extensive experience in health and science. He has expertise in public health, food science, food allergy, human nutrition, food safety, food industry, food processing/retail, government and regulation. Dr Roberts was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and scientific and technical Director of the Australian Food and Grocery Council for 5 years until October 2007. Prior to that, he had held the Foundation Chair in Nutrition and Dietetics (established 1991) at the University of Newcastle for 10 years. Dr Roberts was at Sydney University for 12 years teaching and researching in nutritional biochemistry. He is a former Chair of the Federation of Australasian Nutrition Organisations, former President of the Nutrition Society of Australia (3 years), former Chair of the NSW Branch of Australian Institute of Food Science Technology (1 year), former Chair of the inaugural Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (4 years) and former member of the editorial board of the British nutrition foundation (over 10 years).

Mr Neil Walker JP (term expires 30 June 2014)

Mr Neil Walker [s. 116(1)(ca)] is a food scientist with 35 years of experience in the dairy industry in New Zealand. He is a fellow of both the Institute of Chemistry and the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST); and was the Dairy Chair of the NZIFST. He has had experience as chair, director, trustee and committee member in relation to public councils and authorities; private trusts; companies and organisations; and national, community, charitable and family entities.

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