Jason Clarke

JC BEST 01Celebrated author, adventurer, gold medal Olympian and popular TV chef; Jason Clarke is none of these things.

He is, however, one of the most sought-after creative minds in the country, but he thinks of himself a Plumber of the Mind, the guy you go to when your head gets clogged.

As founder of Minds at Work, he’s been helping people ‘think again’ since the end of the last century, working with clients across Australia in virtually every industry and government sector on issues ranging from creativity and trouble shooting to culture change and leadership.

His mission? To help people think.

His vision? A future that works.

He doesn’t know what he’ll be doing in 2020 but he’s open to suggestions.


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Professor David Hughes

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Professor David Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, and Visiting Professor at the Royal Agricultural University, U.K. He is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues, particularly consumer and retail trends. David has lived and worked in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia and has extensive experience as an international advisory board member with food companies and financial service organizations on three continents. For 20 years, he was a Non-Executive Director of Berry Gardens Ltd – a U.K. farmer-owned fresh produce business ($500+ million turnover in 2017). With his American business partner, David established, grew and sold a branded fresh food business which served supermarkets in the USA.

From completing his Ph.D. in meat marketing, Professor Hughes has had a rich professional lifetime of working with protein companies in all the major continents of the world, not least in Australia and New Zealand. He is known to many in the Southern Hemisphere through his 15 years of senior involvement in the Australasian Meat Executive Program. He has worked with meat companies in China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, USA and Canada. His views are sought by individual firms, meat and egg industry associations, the media on global consumer trends in protein (meat and plant-based), retail developments and emerging innovative routes to the retail and food service customer.


 

Jason Strong

Jason Strong HeadshotManaging Director, MAICD                              Appointed 25 March 2019

Mr Strong has more than 30 years’ red meat and livestock experience, knowledge and connections from the farm through to the end consumer in both domestic and international markets. He is a well-recognised and respected senior executive with extensive skills in commercial and industry business management and administration, supply chain development, meat science and grading, genetics and marketing as well as on-farm experience. Mr Strong is Managing Director of Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd and is a director of Integrity Systems Company Limited, MLA Donor Company Limited, AUS-MEAT Limited and Red Meat Traceability Systems Pty Ltd, and Chair of the EU and UK Red Meat Market Access Taskforce.

Previous roles:
CEO, Smithfield Cattle Company, Managing Director AA Co, MLA’s regional manager in Europe and Russia, Pfizer (now Zoetis), past Chair of the Australian Beef Industry Foundation. Manager and coach of the Australian Inter Collegiate Meat Judging Team and councillor and NSW Chairman and National Vice President of Cattlemen’s Union of Australia.


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