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FIAL catalyses growth for businesses operating across the agri-food value chain. 

FIAL Board

Dr Mirjana Prica
​Chair & Managing Director

Dr Mirjana Prica, is an enthusiastic visionary who focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation to deliver commercial value. Mirjana sits on boards and advisory groups for cooperative research centres, universities, research and industry organisations and businesses, where she leverages her 20+ years of research and commercial experience in food and agribusiness, including advanced materials and minerals. Currently, Mirjana is leading FIAL, a national and industry-led organisation, established by the Department of Industry to drive innovation and business growth for the ~180,000 firms in the food and agribusiness sector.

Ashley Arnott
​Company Secretary

Ashley has a strong background in business consulting and advisory services to a range of SMEs and startups. Previously, Ashley was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of The Environmental Group Ltd and has also been employed as interim Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Cytopia Ltd.

Irini Agollari
​Board Director

Irini Agollari is a lawyer by training, with extensive experience as a risk and compliance executive. She has built and led scalable foundations for high-growth private and public organisations in Australia and overseas. 

Irini is passionate about cultural inclusion, gender equality and sustainability.

She is currently a Risk Director with NAB, and a Lead on NAB’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Irini is also the Chair of the Girl Guides Risk Committee and a Director on their Board.

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Who is FIAL?

We started out as the Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre established by the Australian Government. As an industry-led not-for-profit, we are still your trusted partner, more than a decade on. 

Helping Businesses Export

We work closely with agencies to help businesses export. We help Australian suppliers understand new market opportunities and the steps required to start an export journey.  

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2021-22

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Annual Report 2020-21

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Annual Report 2019-20
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Annual Report 2018-19
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Annual Report 2017-18
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