Michael Anderson is President of SAI Platform Australia and is Head of Sustainability at Graincorp. Previously he spent 11 years with Goodman Fielder where he held sustainability and environmental management roles. He is an adaptable problem solver and passionate sustainability leader focused on making a difference. Previously, he worked with EPA Victoria, Meat and Livestock Australia and was a waste management consultant. He enjoys driving impact by combining a genuine interest in working with others to find a better way with enough technical and commercial nous to understand the opportunities.
Here are the current members of the SAI Platform Australia Committee of Management.
Edwina Clowes is the Vice President of SAI Platform Australia. She is Manager of Sustainability Frameworks and Stakeholders with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the Australian red meat & livestock industry’s research, development and marketing service provider, focused on demonstrating industry’s sustainability commitments and progress to all stakeholders. Prior to this Edwina led rural women leadership development and stakeholder engagement as National Co-ordinator of AgriFuture’s Australian Rural Women’s Award. Prior to this, she worked as a reporter and broadcaster to ABC Radio’s Country Hour programs.
Heidi Smith is the SAI Platform Australia's Treasurer and is the Projects and Coordination Manager – Responsible Business at Tassal. Her role involves coordination and development of shared platforms and projects that deliver inclusive and engaged actions. 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.
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.
Jack Holden served as President of the Australian Chapter of SAI Platform from 2018-2022. He is currently the General Manager Sustainability – Global Markets for Fontera and has been with the co-operative since 2012. Prior to this he was with KPMG’s Sustainability and Climate Change practice. He worked for the Victorian Government as an analyst in the Greenhouse Policy Unit and was a sustainable agriculture and forests advisor in Western Victoria. He also was the initial Co-ordinator of the Southern Otway Landcare Network. Jack is a Board Director of Greenfleet and is a member of Victorian Agriculture and Climate Change Council.