Dr Geoffrey Annison

Deputy Chief Executive and Director, Health, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs, Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)

Dr Geoffrey Annison joined the AFGC in October 2007. He has wide experience in food regulation and innovation, having held a number of senior technical and management roles in industry in Australia and overseas, in academia, and in public policy.

His career has spanned a number of sectors including the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector with Goodman Fielder and the AFGC, the rural sector with organisations such as Australian Pork Ltd and AWB Ltd. and research providers such as Massey University in New Zealand and the CSIRO in Australia. This has provided him with an extensive knowledge of current industry issues, particularly in the technical challenges in food science, nutrition and health. He has authored 40 peer-reviewed research papers, holds a patent for functional food and has written a number of book chapters in nutrition.

Dr Annison has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Food Technology and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of New South Wales. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is on the Board of the Poultry Cooperative Research Centre.

Dr Annison is also an Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland.