Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Reference Committee

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:

Organisation Type or Category Organisation or Area of Expertise Representative Coverage
Employer / Enterprise Australian Sugar Milling Council Mr Scott Young National
Australian Technical Millers Association Mr Dean Swindells National
Bega Cheese Limited Ms Liz Newlan NSW and VIC
Australian Food and Grocery Council Dr Geoffrey Annison National
South Australian Wine Industry Assoc. Mr Henrik Wallgren SA
Carlton and United Brewers        Ms Nicole Lam National
CSL Behring

* Currently positioned on Pharmaceutical Manufacturing IRC

Mr James Thomas VIC
Independent Brewers Association Ms Alexis Roitman National
Australian Beverages Council Ms Melanie Puaga National
Employee Association Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Mr Ian Curry

(Deputy Chair)

Peak/Advisory/Association Australian Industry Group Ms Carolyn Macgill National
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Ltd Ms Fiona Fleming


Sector Expertise Expertise in food processing and manufacturing  Vacant  
Expertise in food processing and manufacturing Mr Brett Noy National
Expertise in livestock and pet feed manufacturing Vacant  
Expertise in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical product manufacturing

* Currently positioned on Pharmaceutical Manufacturing IRC

Mr Paul MacLeman National