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Appendix 2 - Food Standards Australia New Zealand Board expertise and experience (2016–2017)

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.

Robyn Kruk AM

(term expires 30 September 2020)

Ms Robyn Kruk [s.116 (1)(a)] was appointed Chair of the FSANZ Board on 2 November 2016.

Ms Kruk graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours). She subsequently completed a Masters of Public Administration.

Ms Kruk began her career in the NSW public sector in 1980. In 1994 she was appointed Director-General of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and in 2002 was appointed Director-General of the NSW Department of Health.

At the end of her NSW public sector career she was Director-General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet. She left the position in late 2008 and was appointed Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (later Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities) in early 2009.

In 2011 Ms Kruk was appointed CEO and Commissioner and set up the newly created National Mental Health Commission.

Following her retirement from the Commission, she undertook program reviews and was appointed to a range of non-executive board and statutory positions. Ms Kruk was the independent Assessor for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (DART) and led international taskforces assessing sustainable development in China. In 2015, she was appointed chair of the eHealth implementation Steering Committee, to oversight delivery of an Australia-wide electronic medical record system. She is a Chair Emerita of the US Milbank Memorial Fund (a philanthropic health research organisation) and has been a judge of the Dubai government’s annual public sector excellence awards since 2013.

Ms Kruk is a member of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission, the Chair of the NSW Ambulance Advisory Council, the Deputy Chair of Mental Health Australia, the Chair of the Victorian Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator interventions, the Chair of the WA Partnership Forum reporting to the Premier on improving community services.

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 WA 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 WA 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 as to how Board level decisions may be perceived and effectively implemented by the food service industry and small business.

Mr Mark Booth (Chief Executive Officer)

(term expires 5 March 2021)

Mr Mark Booth [s.116(1)(b)] has worked extensively in health policy across most areas of the health sector in Australia, the UK and New Zealand and was a 2006–07 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at Brown University in the USA.

Mr Booth’s original background is as a health economist and he has post graduate qualifications in health economics, public administration and public health.

Mr Booth holds an Adjunct Professor appointment at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in the Centre for Health Economics and Research Evaluation (CHERE) and is a visiting Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU).

Professor Martin Cole

(term expires 30 June 2017)

Professor Martin Cole [116(1)(f)] is the Director of CSIRO Flagship of Food, Nutrition and Bioproducts at Australia’s 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 (NCFST), one of the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Centres for Excellence and Research and Professor of Biology at Illinois institute of Technology (IIT), 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 (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 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 and Technology. Professor Cole currently chairs the international Commission on the Microbiological Specifications for Food and serves on the board of the institute of Food Technology.

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)

Emeritus Professor Daniels [116(1)(e)] is an academic dietitian with 40 years of experience and a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia. She was Head of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) from 2012–2016. Professor Daniels held a research capacity building chair in the QUT institute Health and Biomedical innovation from 2006–2011. 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 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 led the NHMRC-funded NOURISH project that evaluated an early feeding intervention to prevent childhood obesity and the Queensland Government funded TRIM Kids project that delivered PEACHTM, a weight management program for moderately obese primary school aged children and their families across Queensland.

Ms Jane Lancaster

(term expires 30 June 2019)

Ms Jane Lancaster [s.116(1)(ca)] has significant regulatory and food industry experience with a professional background in science and technology. She has experience in a broad range of governance roles over 15 years, from SOEs to the private sector and voluntary boards. Ms Lancaster’s professional training is in biochemistry and biotechnology in plant and food science. She has been a professional member of the New Zealand institute of Food Science and Technology since 1998. She has authored over 75 publications in refereed scientific journals, written two book chapters and has one biotechnology patent. This research background provides an evidence-based framework for risk assessment and decision making. In 2006, in recognition of Ms Lancaster’s leading role in commercialising science and technology with a wide range of companies, she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. in the not for profit voluntary sector Ms Lancaster is interested in advocacy and support for the well-being of children and vulnerable children in particular.

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 expired 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 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.

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 holding positions such as 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; 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 APEC Business Advisory Council since 2007.

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