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At Food Futures Company we strongly believe that the global food system must undergo significant and transformational change.   

We are a business with a clear purpose to work on the key challenges required to transform the global agrifood system. 

Learn more about our mission and the team that makes us tick.​

OUR

AWESOME

TEAM

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Dr Christine Pitt

Co-Founder, CEO

Food Futures Company founder, Dr Christine Pitt is a globally recognised thought leader, investor and entrepreneur in the ag+food tech ecosystem. She has a particular interest in building globally networked agrifood ecosystems and supporting disruptors who use innovation across the value chain.

As co-founder of Food Futures Company, Christine is passionate about growing the native food sector to ensure an ethical supply chain and a sustainable future for Australia.

When she isn’t dialing in to connect with her Australian counterparts at Food Futures Company or Farmers2Founders, Christine is making waves as co-founder of GROW. Grow is a fund-backed accelerator and is a joint venture partnership with US and Singapore based venture capital firm AgFunder.

Skye Raward

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Food Futures Company co-founder, Skye Raward has gained a holistic knowledge of the agri+food industry. For over 18 years, Skye has worked in a variety of different creative and managerial roles within the hospitality, food and larger corporate food manufacturing sectors. Skye holds a Bachelor of Business, a Masters in Marketing and she is a fully qualified chef. 

 

Skye brings specialised capabilities in the design, delivery and facilitation of pre-accelerator and accelerator programs for start ups and scale ups; dedicated business coaching for start ups in different stages of growth; and the implementation of food innovation networks that build strong partnerships and collaborations.

Skye possesses a unique combination of academic and research skills; creative flair; and hands-on business experience in hospitality, food manufacturing and startup life as co-founder. She is passionate about food and the food industry and the opportunity to make a difference.

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Anna Phillips

Program Manager, Food & Beverage Innovation

Anna is a self-starter with the drive to do good in the world. This attitude has taken Anna across the globe supporting clients in the Food & Bev, Retail,Tourism, Property, Insurance, Banking and NFPs sectors.

 

Anna’s strategic approach and flair for building relationships has seen her play an integral role in the growth of two Advertising Agencies and more recently leading a Production Agency through the transition to operating within an Advertising Agency model.

 

Anna thrives in stimulating and progressive environments with commercial experience across operations, recruitment, business development, marketing, design, creative ideation and production. Anna is passionate about improving the global food systems and supporting Australian Agrifood businesses to help shift the dial.

Blaire Burke

Program Co-ordinator, Food Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Blaire is committed to nurturing strong working relationships, supported by her dedication to maintaining respectful and transparent communication. Guided by a growth mindset, she thrives on embracing challenges with inventive problem-solving and a strong inclination for collaboration. Blaire has focussed and is enthusiastic for food science and innovation, particularly within food safety and waste reduction domains, Blaire's academic background further strengthens her skills. With a Bachelor of Medical and Health Science and a Postgraduate in Environmental Health Practice, Blaire's expertise spans human health intricacies and environmental dynamics. 

 

Whilst in Local Government, as an Environmental Health Officer, Blaire specialised in the Food Sector, she seamlessly imparts invaluable professional insights, navigating the intricacies of Acts and Regulations while simultaneously fostering community engagement through education and guidance. Driven by a passion to empower the community, Blaire thrives on support and collaboration, actively driving the growth and expansion of innovative ideas within the food domain to enhance food systems.

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Sibilla Foxton

Program Manager, Indigenous Women STEM & Entrepreneurship Pathways Project

A ‘country girl’ originally from Central Queensland (Baradha Country), Sibilla’s project management and community engagement career can be described as ‘multifaceted’. From pulling together global launch events all over Europe, small business consulting in Ireland, running marketing workshops and training in the Philippines, and most recently setting up a successful hospitality business in Yamba, Sibilla is a dynamic, strategic and process-led project director. 

 

Also a self-proclaimed foodie, Sibilla is happiest baking homemade sourdough bread, fermenting bottles of ginger kombucha, whilst whipping up batches of pesto from her garden greens. This passion for food, and knowledge of business management and growth, has culminated in her perfect role here with us at Food Futures. 

Anastasia Vickers

Program Intern, Indigenous Women STEM & Entrepreneurship Pathways Project

Passionate in cooking, science and native Ingredients, Anastasia is currently studying at Western Sydney University to complete a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Nutrition and Food Science). She works part time incorporating Aboriginal Education, a Bushtucker garden and recipes to students at a local high school on Dharug and Gundungurra Country in the Blue Mountains. 

 

As a Proud First Nations Ngadjuri woman, she is inspired to prop up Elders, Children and local communities across country. In order to ensure a culturally safe workspace, Anastasia brings experience from being a First Nations woman with a strong Aboriginal identity through art, dance and local community connections. As a young person in the community she is passionate about learning and connecting with other first nations students, Elders and community. She recognises the diversity of Countries across unceded Australia in order to prioritise the self determination of First Nations Peoples.

 

Anastasia contributes industry experience from various work at global Food Science companies and is excited to expand her knowledge to Native Ingredients. Connecting and contributing to First Nations students and entrepreneurs experiences in the Native Agricultural and Food science industry is her motivation, as well as the sustainability of native foods. 

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Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury

Project Designer, Indigenous Women STEM & Entrepreneurship Pathways Project

Lenni has 25 years of experience in learning design and facilitation, project management, digital technology implementation and design, in the tertiary, secondary and adult education, health and ICT sectors.  She specialises in critical design approaches that centre around community, collaboration, cocreation and codesign (social learning), as well as, empowering learners  agency via designing for accessibility, inclusivity and participation.


Lenni’s motto is design… make… grow.. become. She is motivated by authenticity, empathy, compassion, creativity and innovation. She thrives in translating complex or ambiguous concepts and ideas into accessible  programs and learning,  and  loves analysing design issues to cocreate solutions for social and environmental challenges. Through relational, critical design practice and her creative practice she aims to create space and opportunities for dialogue, connection, compassion, unlearning and positive change.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

We are building a global network of partners and mentors who share our passion to make a difference. If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you.

OUR

MENTORS

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Dr Emma Beckett
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Food Science & Human Nutrition

University of Newcastle

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Chris McLoghlin
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Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Fable Food Co.

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Suzanne Thompson
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Chair

Australian Native Food and Botanicals

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Ricky Chau 
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Founder & CEO

Taste Studios

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Fiona Flemming
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Managing Director

FJ Flemming Food Consulting

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Joshua Gilbert
  • LinkedIn

Senior Manager

PwC's Indigenous Consulting

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Dale Tilbrook
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Native food specialist

Gather Foods

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Tim Wearne
  • LinkedIn

COO

Keeping Company

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Ryan Miller
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CEO

Keeping Company

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Sharon Natoli
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Director

Food & Nutrition Australia

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Tony Sinclair
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Impact Investor & Advisor

Impactor

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Hayley Bleiden
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Founder & Managing Director

The Australian Superfood Co

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Richard Stear
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Marketing Transformation Lead

MARS Food

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Alicia Dudek
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Business Innovator

KPMG

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James Preuss
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Managing Director

Concierge Genetics

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Michael Fox
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Co-Founder & CEO

Fable Food Co

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Juraj Durco
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Co-Founder & Principal Consultant

FAPIC Global

Samantha
May
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Marketing Executive

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