Food South Australia has a dynamic team of staff experienced in, and passionate about, the South Australian food and beverage industry. Our team also includes expert staff based in offices in Japan and China, ready to assist South Australian food and beverage companies targeting growth in these markets.
Catherine’s experience in the food industry, and her leadership of Food South Australia since its inception in 2010, are respected by industry members and key stakeholders alike. As our CEO, Catherine ensures Food South Australia supports members by actively showcasing products and businesses to local, national and international markets. Catherine also works closely with members and the Food South Australia Board to advocate for the industry.
Samara’s experience includes a range of roles in industry and government, including in the seafood sector. At Food South Australia, Samara’s is responsible for the development and delivery of Food South Australia’s range of industry development programs. Contact Samara about current Food South Australia programs, including the Agribusiness Growth Program.
Darren has extensive experience across retail, food service and convenience channels in the food and beverage industry. Contact Darren about opportunities to explore markets, participate in trade shows and membership of Food South Australia and our award-winning consumer-focused culinary tourism program, Eat Local SA.
Karen brings extensive experience as a food technologist and expertise in product development and stage gate systems in the food and beverage industry to her industry liaison role at Food South Australia. Contact Karen about the Business Growth Program and assistance with innovation and new product development opportunities.
Carla draws on her background in marketing for FMCG brands in the UK in her role supporting market and industry development, and membership services for Food South Australia and Eat Local SA. Contact Carla for membership administrative support or to update your Food South Australia or Eat Local SA online directory profile content.
Kathryn has extensive experience in destination marketing and event management having spent over 20 years in Australia’s business events industry. Kathryn manages Food South Australia’s events, sponsorships and the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program. Contact Kathryn about the Awards Program, participation in Food South Australia events or sponsorship packages.
Lee brings her experience in marketing, communications and business writing to her role managing communications projects for Food South Australia, and also assists members with award and grant applications. Contact Lee about communications and marketing, content for Food South Australia ENews, the Eat Local SA program and social media content, or for assistance with grant or award application preparation.
Wendy’s role draws on her previous experience in human resources/recruitment and general administration. Contact Wendy about general or financial administration, including membership payments and renewals.
With a background in in retail, advertising and public relations, Fiona provides support for Food South Australia’s events and the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program. Contact Fiona for assistance with the South Australian Food Awards Program, or to update your subscriptions to Food South Australia News and Eat Like a Local.