Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Reference Committee

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The Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to food processing and manufacturing, beverage manufacturing, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical manufacturing.

These qualifications are included in the Food Processing Training Package.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.

Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.

The Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Skills Impact. For more information visit Skills Impact.

Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.

The AISC has approved the following members for the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type Jurisdiction
Employee Association Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) Ian Curry Deputy Chair SA
Employer/Enterprise Carlton and United Breweries Graham Ellis Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise Bega Cheese Limited Liz Newlan Member VIC
Industry Expert - Baking Uncle Bob's Bakery   Brett Noy Member QLD
Industry Expert - Pet and Stockfeed Stock Feed Manufacturers’ Council of Australia Duncan Rowland Member ACT
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) Geoffrey Annison Member ACT
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Sugar Milling Council Daniel Shipard Member QLD
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Technical Millers Association Dean Swindells Member QLD
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. South Australian Wine Industry Association Henrik Wallgren Member SA
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Independent Brewers Association  Richard Adamson Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Beverages Council Cathy Cook Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Ltd (AIFST) Fiona Fleming Chair  NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Industry Group (AiGroup) Vasuki Paul Member VIC