AFGC appoints interim CEO

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 22nd March 2012

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) Board has appointed Dr Geoffrey Annison as interim Chief Executive Officer, to take over from Kate Carnell, who finishes as Chief Executive tomorrow (23 March 2012).

Dr Annison is currently the AFGC’s Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health Nutrition and Scientific Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of New South Wales.

Announcing the appointment today in a media statement, the AFGC said that Dr Annison’s priority would be to provide continuity and direction for the organisation.

Dr Annison, who has worked for the AFGC for more than four-and-half years said, “I looking forward to working with AFGC’s strong and dedicated team within the Secretariat who will continue to carry on their work in representing industry, which employs more than 312,000 Australians. It will be business as usual at AFGC.”

Dr Annison will remain as interim Chief Executive until the current recruitment process is finalised.

Ms Carnell has accepted the position of CEO at Beyond Blue, an Australian non-profit organisation which aims to increase awareness and improve the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and related mental disorders.