Dr Steven Lapidge is the inaugural CEO of the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). He has spent much of his 20-year career working for or with agribusiness CRC’s, with a strong focus on New Product Development and commercialisation. Steve led the development of the FFW CRC bid and in recent years has represented Australia at G20, OECD and national food waste forums. He is a member of the National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee and a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Steve’s qualifications include a BSc(Hons), PhD and an MBA. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and European Summer School for Advanced Management (Denmark). Steve’s previous research saw him awarded the prestigious Fulbright Professional Business/Industry (Coral Sea) Scholarship in 2010. He has published over 70 scientific papers and reports.