In this webinar Claire Kneller of WRAP and Mark Barthel of the Fight Food Waste CRC offer a progress update on the CRC’s activities and what these programs aim to achieve, as well as how it intends to meet its vision of an Australia without food waste. The webinar will also offer insight into how our essential industry can collaborate and assist the CRC in meeting its vision.
Head of WRAP Asia Pacific
Head of VCP, Stop Food Waste Australia
As Head of the Asia Pacific office, Claire leads on all of WRAP’s work in the region, ranging from sustainable food systems, supporting plastics pacts, and reducing the impact of clothing. All of this is underpinned by helping to develop more sustainable resource management systems and infrastructure, including developing markets for recycled products.
In her role as head of WRAP's Asia Pacific arm Claire also provides input and leadership to Stop Food Waste Australia’s voluntary commitment program.
With over 15 years’ experience in resource efficiency and circular economy, Claire has worked with partners from around the world from Google, United Nations, and World Bank to the Global Food Banking Network, WWF and P4G.
Special Advisor, Fight Food Waste CRC
Chief Operating Officer, Stop Food Waste Australia
Mark joined the Fight Food Waste CRC team as a Special Advisor in August 2019 having moved from the UK to Australia. In his CRC role, he leads the development of innovative food waste reduction and transformation projects; and supports the CRC’s research to gain a better understanding of the most effective interventions to reduce food waste in Australian homes.
In January 2021, Mark was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer at Stop Food Waste Australia, a new organisation partnering with federal, state and local government, peak industry bodies representing the farm to fork food supply chain and the food rescue sector to lead the delivery of Australia’s National Food Waste Strategy target to halve food waste by 2030.
Mark has a successful 25-year track record of driving sustainable innovation and circular thinking in agri-food, injecting fresh thinking, creating new business opportunities and markets, at the same time as improving food chain resilience, intelligence, collaboration and transparency.
Mark has been directly involved in developing the international evidence base for food loss and waste, with over 16 years’ experience of quantifying and preventing food loss and waste in the UK, Europe, North and South America, Africa and Australia.
Mark has also helped establish world-leading voluntary agreements and campaigns to reduce food waste and food insecurity, drive product and packaging innovation, and improve food system resilience and sustainability. This includes the world renowned UK Courtauld Commitment, and the award-winning Love Food Hate Waste campaign, which is being used in a growing number of countries, states and cities, including four Australian States.
Throughout his career, Mark has worked with the senior teams of some of the largest food and grocery businesses in the world, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Cooperative Food, Walmart, Woolworths, Goodman Fielder, Lion, Nestle and Danone.
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