ConversatioNZ 4.0 Further National Food Strategy Convo

Joining us are a powerhouse panel who represent significant areas of our food system incuding agribusiness, hospitality and health:

Professor Boyd Swinburn – MBChB, MD, FRACP, FNZCPHM
Boyd Swinburn is Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland. He leads the INFORMAS initiative ( to monitor and benchmark food environments in over 50 countries.

Ian Proudfoot – Global Head of Agribusiness for KPMG International
Ian is considered to be one of the leading strategic thinkers on Agribusiness in New Zealand. He has recently been part of an advisory group working with the Ministry for Primary Industries to develop an overarching strategy roadmap for government investment into primary sector research and development.

Marisa Bidois – CEO of the Restaurant Association of NZ
Marisa leads an organization that provides business assistance, support and advocacy to business owners in the hospitality industry.

Finally they are joined by Nadine Porter who is a Board member of the Welsh Red Meat Promotion Board, was formerly an EU Exit Strategic Communicator. She is a Nuffield Scholar who produced a report titled “Broken Food Systems – Developing a Citizen Centric New Zealand Food Strategy”.


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