Jack Holden (President) is the Sustainability Manager for Fonterra Australia. He has been closely involved in the development and implementation of Fonterra’s Group Social Responsibility Plan. Fonterra’s sustainability challenges involve closing the gap between consumer and community expectations and the supply chain performance from Fonterra’s 1,200 farm suppliers. This includes a focus on climate impacts, water security and animal welfare. Jack has been with Fonterra since 2012 and prior to this was an Associate Director of KPMG’s Sustainability and Climate Change practice and a sustainability advisor for the Victorian State Government.
Here are the current members of the SAI Platform Australia Committee of Management.
Julia Seddon (Vice President) is General Manager of Corporate Affairs for Inghams Group Limited. Over the last decade Inghams has made sustainability a key business priority. Water is a particular focus. Since receiving the inaugural Prime Minister’s Water Wise Award in 2010, Ingham’s has made a commitment to seeking water stewardship certification for all large water using facilities by 2020 setting a new benchmark for water management in the food industry globally.
Helen Dornom is Dairy Australia's Manager of Sustainability, including Food Safety and Integrity. The work covers sustainability; food safety/public health; industry integrity (consumer, community and market confidence); regulatory and policy frameworks; and issues management. Helen has worked in the dairy industry over a number of years in a variety of areas including R, D &E, industry policy and supply chain integrity. Helen has also worked on export facilitation and market access, industry QA programs and food standards, animal health and welfare. She led a project team for the International Dairy Federation developing the IDF/FAO Guide to Good Dairy Farm Practices and Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents.
Heidi is Sustainability and Certification Manager at Tassal. In her role, Heidi plays a pivotal role in maintaining the companies certification against global standards, and producing the company’s annual Sustainability Report. Tassal maintain an industry leading position in Australian Seafood in terms of corporate, social and environmental reporting and certification, implementing a sustainability focus throughout the company. Tassal strive to achieve operational excellence and protect its core values around quality, community and the environment.
Christine Kelly is a Senior Regulatory Product Manager with Nufarm Australia. In a career in the agricultural chemicals industry spanning 30 years she has gained experience in regulatory affairs, product safety, stewardship and sustainable agriculture. Prior to joining Nufarm Christine worked with the Swiss company Syngenta, holding country-level, regional (Asia Pacific and Europe) and global roles. She has extensive working knowledge and in-depth understanding of agricultural chemical regulations in many countries, including preparation of submissions and liaison with government officials. She has hands-on experience in the safe and responsible use of agricultural chemicals across the globe and is a leader in best-practice implementation of stewardship and sustainable agriculture. She has written and designed training materials, delivered and assisted in training courses and designed and contributed to cross industry projects with government and non-governmental organizations. She has comprehensive knowledge of the benefits of agricultural technology plus the human and environmental impact of agricultural chemicals and their use.