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Appendix 1: FSANZ Board members, attendance, qualifications and experience

Attendance and qualifications

Member Qualifications Meetings Teleconferences
Ms Philippa Smith AM (Chair) BEc (Sydney University) 4/4 3/4
Professor Mary Barton AO BVSc, University of Sydney, PhD University of Melbourne, Dip Bact, University of Manchester, MBA, Deakin University, Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Fellow of the Australian Society for Microbiology, Hon DVSc, University of Melbourne 4/4 2/4
Ms Lyn Bentley Chef and successful small business owner, Australian Institute Food Science & Technology — WA committee

Royal Agricultural Society WA — Official Food Judge
4/4 4/4
Professor Martin Cole BSc, Manchester Metropolitan University, PhD, Microbiology, Institute of Food Research, University of East Anglia, Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, IFT Certified Food Scientist 4/4 2/4
Associate Professor Stephen Corbett MB BS, University of Queensland, MPH, University of Sydney, MRCGP, FAFPHM, FAICD, Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Western Clinical School, University of Sydney 4/4 3/4
Professor Lynne Daniels MSc, Grad Dip Nutrition Dietetics, Flinders University, South Australia, PhD, Flinders University 4/4 4/4
Ms Jenni Mack BA (Journalism), University of Queensland, MALP, University of Sydney, Graduate Certificate International Food Laws and Regulation, Michigan State University 4/4 2/4
Mr Steve McCutcheon (CEO) BEc. University of Sydney GradDipPubLaw, Australian National University 4/4 4/4
Dr Andrew McKenzie QSO BVSc, Massey University, DVPH, Massey University 4/4 2/4
Mr Tony Nowell CNZM BBS, Auckland University, University of Otago and Massey University (not completed) 4/4 4/4
Dr Dave Roberts BSc (hons), Liverpool University, PhD, Australian National University 3/4 3/4
Mr Neil Walker JP JP BSc, Victoria University of Wellington, BBS, Massey University, FNZIFST, FNZIC, DiGTP 4/4 3/4
Observer
Dr Eva Bennett 4/4 0/4

Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee attendance

Member Meetings
Dr Dave Roberts (Chair) 3/4
Professor Martin Cole 3/4
Dr Andrew McKenzie QSO 4/4
Professor Mary Barton 4/4
Observers
Mr Steve McCutcheon (CEO) 4/4
Ms Audrey Gormley (FSANZ Chief Finance Officer) 3/4
Ms Philippa Smith AM 4/4

Experience

Sections of the FSANZ Act which 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 expired 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 Consumer's Health Forum. She has developed strong strategic skills and extensive experience in ensuring effective accountability and governance structures across a number of portfolios.

Emeritus Professor Mary Barton AO
(term expires 30 June 2017)

Emeritus Professor Mary Barton [116(1)(f)], worked for many years in veterinary diagnostic and research laboratories in NSW, Victoria and South Australia. Subsequently Professor Barton worked at the University of South Australia teaching microbiology and with research interests in Rhodococcus equi, antibiotic resistance in livestock and food borne infections.

Ms Lyn Bentley
(term expires 30 June 2017)

Ms Bentley's [116(1)(g)] passion for food began with a chef apprenticeship in London and although side-tracked by studies in the fields of Business and Accountancy, she returned to her first love of food. She started Western Australian-based Sticky Fingers Gourmet Foods as a home-based business 15 years ago and has been instrumental in its continued growth within Australian and international markets. Ms Bentley has been an active participant in the Food Industry Association of Western Australia as well as the CCIWA Food Industry Advisory Group, and was a member of the team chosen to provide evidence to the Senate Committee for the Australian Food Processing review. As a member of the FSANZ Board, Ms Bentley's experience brings a fresh perspective to how board-level decisions may be perceived and effectively implemented by the food service industry and small business.

Professor Martin Cole
(term expires 30 June 2017)

Professor Martin Cole [116(1)(f)] is the Deputy Director of Agriculture and Food at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Prior to joining CSIRO, Professor Cole was the Director of the US National Centre for Food Safety and Technology, one of the US Federal Drug Administration Centres for Excellence and Research Professor of Biology at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. With many years of experience in food policy and the development of international food safety standards, Professor Cole has frequently been called upon as an expert by organisations such the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, as well as the US House of Representatives. He has received numerous awards including election as a fellow of the International Academy of Food Science & Technology. Professor Cole currently chairs the International Commission on the Microbiological Specifications for Food and serves as the Independent Science Expert on the Governance Board of the New Zealand Food Safety science and Research Centre (NZFSS).

Associate Professor Stephen Corbett (term expires 30 June 2019)

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.

Professor Lynne Daniels
(term expires 30 June 2017)

Professor Daniels [116(1)(e)] is an academic dietitian with over 35 years of experience and a Fellow of the Dietitians Association Australia. She is Head of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). From 2006–11, Professor Daniels held a research capacity building Chair in the QUT Institute Health and Biomedical Innovation. Professor Daniels spent the first 10 years of her career as a clinical paediatric dietitian and during this time completed a research MSc. In 1988 she was appointed to an academic post in the School of Medicine at Flinders University and in 1995 completed her PhD examining the selenium status of preterm infants. At Flinders University, her primary role was coordinator of the nutrition and dietetic education programs. Professor Daniels' research interests include feeding practices in early childhood and the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. She currently leads the NH&MRC-funded NOURISH project that is evaluating an early feeding intervention to prevent childhood obesity and the Queensland Government funded TRIM Kids project that will deliver PEACHTM, a weight management program for moderately obese primary-school-aged children and their families across Queensland.

Ms Jenni Mack
(term expires 30 June 2017)

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 31 December 2016)

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 CEO of FSANZ in October 2007. Prior to his appointment, Mr McCutcheon held a number of senior executive positions in the Commonwealth 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 2018)

Dr Andrew McKenzie [s. 116(1)(c)] is qualified as a veterinarian with post-graduate qualifications in veterinary public health. He 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.

Mr Tony Nowell CNZM
(term expires 30 June 2017)

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 being CEO 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; Chair of the New Zealand Forest Research Institute and Wellington Drive Technologies; and 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 APEC Business Advisory Council since 2007.

Dr David Roberts
(term expired April 2016)

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 CEO and Scientific and Technical Director of the Australian Food and Grocery Council for five 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 (three years), former Chair of the NSW Branch of the Australian Institute of Food Science Technology (one year), former Chair of the inaugural Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (four years), and former member of the Editorial Board of the British Nutrition Foundation (10 years+).

Mr Neil Walker JP
(term expired 30 June 2016)

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, and was the Dairy Chair. 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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