Australian Pork Ltd is proud to deliver a curation of conversations on the future of food. This podcast will feature some incredible people across the entire food industry, and explore their perspectives on the innovations that will challenge the world of food as we know it.
Christmas Episode feat. Charlotte Gilbert, GM Meat, Coles
Well, we made it! A season wrapped and with the end of 2020 in our sights – what a year it’s been! In this special Christmas episode of Next on the Menu we have a chat to Charlotte Gilbert, General Manager Meat at Coles to find out more about their approaches to the pork category, sustainability and alternative proteins.
After this our co-hosts, Andrew ‘Billy’ Baxter and Mitch Edwards, recap season one and share the key outtakes from each episode. If you haven’t tuned in yet, or missed some episodes, we’d encourage you to give this section a listen, as Billy and Mitch give you a little inspiration as to what episodes may be the most relevant to you – just in time for those New Year road-trips or, if you’re restricted, for listening while relaxing on the beach! Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for your support this year.
Phil Morle, Future of Protein
Phil Morle is a Partner at the CSIRO's venture capital fund - Main Sequence Ventures. They invest in deep tech founders who are building unimaginable new companies with a strong connection to research. Prior to this, Phil was the founder of Australia’s first Silicon Valley style incubator, Pollenizer. Here, Phil played an instrumental role in developing the startup ecosystem across Asia Pacific and advised some of the world’s biggest organisations on practical ways to deliver new growth and the cultural change that is required to get there. Phil shares the latest on Australia's alternative protein developments and where he believes the future of agriculture is heading.
Dilhan F. Fernando - It's about legacy
Not only is Dilhan F. Fernando responsible for the success of the world’s most renowned tea company, Dilmah Tea, Dilhan has huge aspirations for himself and the organisation in the sustainability and social license space. Dilhan is the son of Dilmah founder, Merrill J. Fernando, and while he continues his father’s work with Dilmah, he also is trustee of the Merrill J Fernando Foundation, Sri Lanka’s largest private humanitarian organisation. Dilhan shares with us the importance of legacy, corporate responsibility, ethics and transparency – all significant and relevant to the wider Australian agricultural sector. Scattered with food for thought and uplifting words from Dilhan, this episode aims to evoke sparks of change in how we think about business today.
Tony Lowings, Global CEO, KFC
In this episode we speak to Tony Lowings, Global CEO of a universal family favourite - fast food giant, KFC. Whilst extremely busy managing the $26 billion business that comprises more than 24,000 restaurants in over 147 countries, Tony generously sat down with us to share his thoughts on the future of food. Tony provides insight on the innovation culture at KFC, his predictions for what’s coming next and what he believes sets pork apart. Whilst host Mitch Edwards pushes for Kentucky Fried ‘Pork’ and the best kept secret in history – the Colonel’s 11 herbs and spices recipe – our co-hosts both use this opportunity to extract insights from an incredible thought leader. Do not miss this episode.
Margo Andrae, Australian Pork's bold & audacious ambition
APL has a new strategic five-year plan with a bold and audacious ambition – to make Australian pork the nation's preferred protein and sustainably add $1 billion to farm gate value by 2025. In this episode, Mitch and Billy chat with CEO Margo Andrae to understand the direction and vision for Australian pork and the progressive culture and values she is building at APL. They talk through the actions, the goals and how the organisation will work collaboratively to ensure Australian pork remains affordable for shoppers, safe for workers, responsible to the planet, considerate of the animals, nutritious for consumers and viable for our producers.
Eli Court, Creating Sustainable Change
This week we speak to Eli Court from ClimateWorks. Eli’s professional life is dedicated to helping people transition to a zero emissions future and his expertise lies in making sense of complex technical and social research. Eli builds teams that turn research into effective on the ground projects, which is good news for us! Currently, Eli leads ClimateWorks’ Land Use Futures program, an initiative supporting the shift to sustainable food and land use in Australia.
What drives Eli is making a contribution to leaving behind a better world and he explains meeting the climate challenge also means making people’s lives better in other ways – improving people’s livelihoods, improving people’s resilience, reducing pollution and restoring nature. We’ve got in on good authority that his favourite pork dish is a roast pork Banh Mi after only discovering pork at the rebellious age of 18.