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duncan mcdonald - managing director

Duncan has had a diverse career resulting in a multi-skilled background (Food Science / Nutrition, Manufacturing / Operations, Marketing / New Products, and Strategy), with a solid financial and cultural performance record stemming from his past Senior Management responsibilities which have covered Australia and overseas markets and operations within blue-chip organizations such as Nestle, Symrise, Goodman Fielder and Burns Philp.

In 2011 he re-engineered Provyda, a food ingredient trading business and found through the course of selling ingredients there was an increasing interest by clients to provide technical and commercial advice. He has done extensive consulting support work which resulted in a number of successful new lines in the areas of protein powders, diabetic cake mixes and involvement in setting National Meal Guidelines for Aged care in Australia.

Duncan has had a strong interest in supporting the food industry which has included: Chairing the organising committee in 2011 of the 44th Annual Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology (AIFST) Convention in Sydney. Between 2005 and 2007, he Chaired the Australian Flavour and Fragrance Association, and in the 1990’s, in addition to active involvement in developing strategies for the AIFST  was a contributing author for the Secondary Schools text book in Food Technology.  His most recent Industry and Federally Funded activity has been on a Steering Committee preparing National Meal Guidelines for Age Care:  ‘A Guide for Service Providers, Caterers and Health Professionals Providing Home Delivered and Centre Based Meal Programs for Older Australians’.