The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) presents: Who’s Responsible?

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 2nd September 2015

Do you know what you need to do within an FMCG company to manage risk, compliance and enforcement? Do you understand your corporate/company versus individual governance responsibilities?

On Tuesday 8 September, AIFST and the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) will hold a one-day seminar in Sydney for managers, directors and officers of FMCG companies to better understand their risk, obligations and requirements as part of the AIFST Continuing Professional Development Program.

Attendees will hear from key industry and regulatory bodies and associations including the AFGC, NSW Food Authority, Suncorp Bank, the ACCC and AIFST providing practical and applicable advice to those in senior positions or directors and board members.obligations

CEO of AIFST Georgie Aley said the seminar program has been designed to provide managers, directors and officers of FMCG companies the crucial information they need to better manage business risks.

“From compliance and governance through to brand and reputation, knowing your risks and how to navigate them as a senior food industry leader is essential to business success and sound governance. During this one-day seminar, Australian food industry leaders will share their insights and give practical advice to help senior executives and directors navigate their requirements, obligations and liabilities.

“Importantly, the seminar will provide attendees with the information they need to develop and implement plans to mitigate personal and business risks. It will also be a great opportunity to network with other business leaders and share experiences,” said Ms Aley.

About the speakers:

Greg d’Arville is an educator, journalist and marketer with over 25 years of compliance, governance and risk management experience. He delivers training, audit and consultancy services to board members, executives and their direct reports through his Melbourne-based company, CRGessentials.

Previously holding senior positions with the ACCC and Australian Tax Office, Mr d’Arville will explore the methods of high-impact governance, risk and compliance training to ensure you are aware of your responsibilities in the face of risk.

Katherine Teh-White’s pioneering problem-solving approach can make organisations more successful in the current era of fast-changing community expectations. Her approach integrates public policy, public affairs, risk communication, foresight, a strong grounding in change management and an appreciation of science.

As Managing Director of Futureye, Ms Teh-White will outline the proven agents of change that have helped her clients evolve for many years.

Who’s Responsible? will be held in Sydney on Tuesday 8 September 2015 at the Stamford Grand Plaza at Sydney Domestic Airport. The seminar will run from 8.30am – 5pm and will be followed by cocktails.

For more information and to register, please visit or contact AIFST CPD Coordinator, Bronwyn Graham on 0438 017 197 or