Food industry expert appointed Chair of Go Grains

Posted by James Ferre on 7th December 2009

Dr Michele Allan has been appointed as Chair of Go Grains Health & Nutrition – the nutrition advisory group dedicated to communicating the health benefits of grains and legumes in the Australian diet.

With strong leadership and corporate governance experience, Dr Allan is currently on the board of FSANZ, President of William Angliss Institute and a non-executive director of CaroMel Ocean Limited.

Go Grains Health & Nutrition Executive Manager Trish Griffiths said the appointment of Dr Allan as Chair was a very exciting one for the future of Go Grains.

“Michele’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we enter a new phase of development expanding our industry relationships, further supporting our members and ultimately increasing the value of grains in the Australian diet,” she said. “We look forward to working closely with Michele and building on the solid foundation established for Go Grains under the guidance of our outgoing Chair Christine Hawkins.”

“On that note, we’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our Christine for her support, stewardship and contribution to the establishment and development of Go Grains. We wish her all the best in her new endeavours.”

Dr Michele Allan will take up the role as Chair of the Board of Directors from January 1, 2010.

She has previously held senior executive positions with Johnson & Johnson, ICI, Kraft Foods Limited, Bonlac Foods Limited, Amcor Limited and was CEO of Patties Foods Limited.