Change of Leadership for Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

03/04/23 11:19 AM Comment(s) By FIAL

Emeritus Professor Roy Green Appointed as Chair of FIAL

Dr Michele Allan, AO, has stepped down as Chair from the Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre (trading as FIAL) to pursue other Board opportunities, after serving four years as Chair and three years as a Non-Executive Director on the Board.

During this time, Dr Allan has provided invaluable leadership in ensuring FIAL’s activities remained focused on catalysing the growth of the Australia’s Food and Agribusiness sector. One of her greatest legacies at FIAL is the inception and delivery of Project 2030 – the A$200 billion opportunity for the Australian food and agribusiness sector.

Dr Allan’s extensive knowledge of the sector, together with her commercial and innovation experience, has provided the system leadership to unlock the sector’s growth potential, whilst highlighting the critical linkages between agricultural inputs and food and beverage manufacturing. The continued support of the collaborative ecosystem of clusters during Dr Allan’s term is enabling hundreds of businesses to turn their bright ideas into a business reality to create jobs and value for the sector.

Emeritus Professor Roy Green

FIAL recognises the support, guidance, and leadership Dr Allan has offered FIAL and wishes her the very best in her future endeavours.

Dr Allan will be replaced by Emeritus Professor Roy Green, highly regarded for his leadership in innovation, manufacturing and regional growth and diversification.  With Professor Green’s strong track record in business-university collaboration, particularly around science, technology and innovation, and the development of competitive and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems, he is well placed to support FIAL’s transition to the next phase of continuing to drive sector growth. A particular focus will be on leveraging the cluster ecosystem to unlock the potential of Project 2030 for the Food and Agribusiness Sector.

Professor Green said, “I am delighted to be appointed Chair of FIAL during the company’s transition into the next phase of growth. My background and understanding of competitive ecosystems will help support FIAL as they leverage the cluster ecosystem to unlock the potential of Project 2030, and drive export growth for the sector.”


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