About Us

The Infant Nutrition Council Ltd was established in 2009 and is an amalgamation of the Infant Formula Manufacturers’ Association of Australia (IFMAA) and the New Zealand Infant Formula Marketers’ Association (NZIFMA).
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INC represents the major manufacturers, marketers and ingredient suppliers of infant formula and toddler milk in Australia and New Zealand as well as local manufacturers who are producing product for export.

 

As the trusted voice of the Australian and New Zealand infant formula and toddler milk industry, INC promotes optimal infant nutrition, including  supporting the proper use of breast milk substitutes and toddler milk drinks.

Board Directors

Board Director – Chair and Associate Member Representative

Hamish Reid

Hamish is the Executive General Manager at Bega Nutritionals, a division of Bega Cheese Limited.

Hamish is the Executive General Manager Nutritionals, Bega Nutritionals. A division of Bega Cheese Limited

Hamish worked in technical and product development roles within Fonterra, holding the position of Global New Product Development Manager – Dairy Foods, before moving to Taiwan on assignment. In Taiwan and then later in the Philippines Hamish held senior FMCG marketing roles developing a range of categories including adult nutritionals and growing up milk products as well as more mainstream cheese, butter and UHT milk ranges. Following completion of his assignment Hamish joined Tatura Milk Industries, a Bega Cheese Limited company.

Hamish gained a MSc in Environmental Microbiology from Canterbury University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology from Massey University and has completed the Stanford University Executive Program in the Silicon Valley.

Hamish was elected as a Director to the Board of the Infant Nutrition Council on 10 November 2015, representing the Associate members.

He was elected as Board Chair in February 2018.

Board Director – Deputy Chair

Victoria Landells

Victoria is the Director of Functional Nutrition for Fonterra Australia.

Victoria is the Director of Functional Nutrition for Fonterra Australia. In this role her team is responsible for supporting the local and global Fonterra strategy for sports and active lifestyle, paediatrics and medical nutrition.

From a dietetics background, previous to her current role Victoria was the Global Head of Regulatory Affairs for Fonterra responsible for regulatory support of all of Fonterra multi-market New Product Development, global advocacy and regulatory systems and compliance. Before joining Fonterra in 2007 Victoria had a diverse ranges of experiences including community dietitian, Food Service Manager and Senior Nutrition roles with in the Australian government.

Victoria has been an active member of the Infant Nutrition Council for over 10 years and in Feb 2018 was elected as Deputy Chair of the Board.

Board Director

Dandan Chen

Dandan is the Head of Group Quality & Regulatory Affairs at The a2 Milk Company.

Board Director

David Spurway

David is the General Manager and Director at Sanulac Oceania Pty Ltd.

General Manager Sanulac Nutrition Australasia, CEO NZ New Milk Limited and Director of New Milk China.

David has more than 25-years’ experience in the Dairy sector, began his career as a Graduate Chemical Engineer in Bay Milk Products (now part of Fonterra).

David complemented his Dairy experience with business development skills to successfully launch a dairy engineering company in China, growing this into ‘design and build’ for three large China dairy projects. In 2010 David co-founded NZ New Milk, an export dairy company manufacturing infant formula and consumer ready dairy products. Now spanning both New Zealand and China, with more than 250 staff, this continues to expand and explore new markets.

NZ New Milk Limited has recently been acquired by Lactalis Group a privately owned French dairy conglomerate. David has been appointed as the General Manager for Australia and New Zealand Sanulac Nutrition. Our dedicated sales and marketing team of approximately 50 staff in Australia are committed to providing the best specialty ad infant products.

David lives with his wife and daughter in Auckland, New Zealand.

Board Director

Xavier Payrard

Xavier is the Business Executive Officer Nestle Infant Nutrition Australia / New Zealand.

Xavier is currently the Business Executive Officer Nestle Infant Nutrition Australia / New Zealand.
He has been in this category for over 10 years inclusive of previous postings in Europe and Asia.
Board Director

Nick Hammond

Nick is the Chief Operating Officer at Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Nick is the Chief Operating Officer at Spring Sheep Milk Co. He joined the INC Board as an Associate member representative in September 2019.
Board Director

Andrew Simson

Andrew is the General Manager for Quality at Bellamy's Organic.

Board Director

Rodrigo Lima

Rodrigo is the Managing Director Nutricia Oceania at Danone.

Rodrigo is the Managing Director of Danone Nutricia in Oceania. He started his career in 1999 as a pharmaceutical sales representative and since then has accumulated a diverse range of experiences moving across different functions (Finance, Sales, Marketing and General Management) in Pharma and FMCG. During this period, he has also had the opportunity to work in 6 different countries in local or global roles.
Rodrigo has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Brasilia, Brazil and an MBA from Michigan State University, USA.
Board Director

Suzan Horst

Suzan is the Director of Quality, Regulatory and Laboratory Services at Synlait Milk Ltd.

Suzan is currently the Director of Quality, Regulatory and Laboratory Services at Synlait Milk Ltd. Her last role was Director Quality Affairs, Business Group EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) for FrieslandCampina.
Board Director

Christine Weaver

Christine Weaver is the Corporate Nutrition Lead ANZ at the Kraft Heinz Company.

Christine Weaver is the Corporate Nutrition Lead ANZ at the Kraft Heinz Company.
Christine has extensive international experience as a food industry nutritionist, with a speciality interest in food regulations and infant and corporate nutrition.

Secretariat

CEO

Jan Carey

Jan Carey is the CEO of the Infant Nutrition Council and is the industry representative on the Ministry of Health’s Compliance Panel in New Zealand and the MAIF Complaints Committee in Australia

Jan Carey is the CEO of the Infant Nutrition Council and was previously the Executive Director of both IFMAA and NZIFMA for the past 2 years, prior to their amalgamation. She is the industry representative on the Ministry of Health’s Compliance Panel in New Zealand. In 2013 Jan was appointed to the Executive of the Governing Board for the International Special Dietary Food Industries Association (ISDI). ISDI is based in Brussels, represents the industry globally at Codex, World Health Assembly meetings and WHO Executive Board meetings.

Prior to her appointment Jan was responsible for driving the work of SIDS and Kids, Australia. She was influential in expanding the SIDS organisations’ research and family services both nationally and internationally into the perinatal area to include stillbirth and neonatal death.

Jan was Chair of SIDS and Kids Scientific Advisory Committee, a member of the Global Strategy Task Force for education and SIDS and Kids’ representative on SIDS International from 2001. She was also an Executive Board member of the International Stillbirth Alliance from 2004 to 2007 and is a cofounder of the Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance (ANZSA).

Jan has presented papers on a number of issues including Indigenous infant mortality, the importance of peer support, safe sleeping for infants and strategies to reduce stillbirth to scientific and other forums including SIDS International, the European Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Death, the International Stillbirth Alliance and the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand.

She has been nominated for and received a number of awards for her work with SIDS and Kids including:

2002 – Finalist in the Telstra Business Women of the Year, Hudson Community and Government Award
2006 – International Women’s Day Award for outstanding contribution to saving babies lives
2006 – SIDS and Kids Award for outstanding contribution in driving the advocacy strategy to reduce perinatal, infant and young child mortality.

Principal Regulatory Advisor

Carole Inkster

Carole is the Principal Regulatory Advsior of the Infant Nutrition Council and also the Consultant Principal Policy Advisor to the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.

Carole is the Principal Regulatory Advsior of the Infant Nutrition Council and also the Consultant Principal Policy Advisor to the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.

Carole has over 25 years experience in government policy, strategy and legal areas in both Australia (in the primary industries/agriculture portfolios) and New Zealand (in the agriculture, health and food portfolios).

Carole’s previous positions include:Consultant Technical Expert, Food Policy with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority; Director, Policy Group with the New Zealand Food Safety Authority; and various positions with the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and Ministry of Health (MoH).

Trade and Market Access Manager

Simon Woolmer

Simon is an experienced executive with an extensive public and private sector background in international business development and government relations.

Simon is an experienced executive with an extensive public and private sector background in international business development and government relations.

Prior to joining the Infant Nutrition Council as Trade and Market Access Manager, Simon was Head of Government Relations for Swisse Wellness (part of the H&H Group), with responsibilities for Australia and New Zealand.

Simon has had an extensive career working in the government sector, at federal, state and territory levels, with business development roles in Australia and offshore.

He was Special Investment Advisor at Austrade for four years, helping to facilitate significant inward investment projects from markets such as China, Japan Western Europe and the US.

Previously, as Executive Director of Invest Victoria, Simon was responsible for leading a range of international development initiatives for the Victorian Government. These included attracting foreign direct investment to the State and facilitating export initiatives such as Super Trade Missions to India and China.

Simon has also held various positions in Canberra, for both the Federal and ACT Governments.

Executive Officer

Kate Davis

Kate joined the team in July 2021

Finance Manager

Kathy Aikins

Kathy is the Finance Manager of the Infant Nutrition Council and is a Registered BAS Agent with 27 years’ experience in finance and finance management.

Kathy is the Finance Manager of the Infant Nutrition Council and is a Registered BAS Agent with 27 years’ experience in finance and finance management.

She joined the Infant Nutrition Council in 2014 and is a specialist in Not-For-Profit and Small to Medium Enterprises with complex tax compliance obligations.

Kathy holds dual accounting qualifications and is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians.

She also holds a degree in Computer Science and has over 12 years’ experience as a Senior Systems Analyst.

Government Relations (NZ) & Communications Manager

Brent Webling

Brent has more than 40 years’ experience in the media.

Brent has a background in writing for and editing newspapers both in New Zealand and Australia.
He has worked as an adviser/media director for a Cabinet Minister in the New Zealand Government, and is now a media consultant and adviser specialising in crisis management.

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