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Fight Food Waste Limited is seeking two Board Directors to support our work to halve Australia’s food waste by 2030.

The food waste challenge:

Food waste is a global challenge with losses valued at $1.6 trillion p.a. Much of the developed world has now committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, to halve per capita global food loss and waste by 2030. Fight Food Waste Limited (FFWL) is the lead agency in Australia dedicated to achieving this target. FFWL operates two divisions, the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and Stop Food Waste Australia.

About FFWL:

We have a vision of an Australia without food waste. FFWL is a nonprofit organisation which operates two divisions, the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre, which is supported by the Department of Industry, Science and Resource CRC Program and 75 participants, and Stop Food Waste Australia, whish is supported by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water and 33 partner organisations.

About the roles:

The Fight Food Waste Limited Board is composed of seven (7) skills-based Directors, the majority of which must be independent of the participants. Current Directors are listed at: The Board holds six meetings a year in addition to a strategy day and a Participants’ Meeting and Annual General Meeting. The majority of meetings are preferred to be held in-person in Adelaide (headquarters), Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.

The Board is supported by four Board Committees and an advisory group:

  • Industry Impact Committee
  • Research and Commercialisation Committee
  • Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Remuneration and Nomination Committee
  • Stop Food Waste Australia Partnership Advisory Committee

Board members sit on at least two committees, which generally each hold four meetings a year. Committee meetings are generally held virtually. Directors are appointed for a 3-year term with the possibility of renewal and no maximum term.

Key skills:

  • Finance – qualified and practicing accountant preferably from a commercial food industry background and capable of chairing the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
  • Advocacy and Policy – capability in successfully delivering policy change in government and a background in working in Policy led environments.

Nomination process:

Further information can be accessed online at (briefing document and further information) and  (Application and skills matrix).

For detailed information about the nomination process and to apply visit the Morton Phillips website only:

Confidential enquiries can be made to Katherine Myers-Scott and Mina Jafari at Morton Philips on (08) 8210 8510. Applications and Expression of Interest close on Thursday 21st September 2023 at 5pm ACST.