2022 was a year of new developments and growth for Food Frontier and the ecosystem we proudly serve. Amidst global post-pandemic challenges, our region’s alternative protein sector tackled expected obstacles while harnessing exciting opportunities.
As the lead educator and facilitator in alternative proteins for Australia and New Zealand, Food Frontier was thrilled to continue our support of this diverse and flourishing ecosystem through new events, resources and engagements.
Food Frontier’s 2022 Highlights
- We hosted AltProteins 22, the first major conference dedicated to alt-proteins in Australia and New Zealand, with the sold-out event receiving outstanding feedback from participants and attendees including government officials, industry leaders, researchers and journalists alike.
- We supported new investments across the region with our expertise and data being used to inform a series of major consultations and investment applications, with one securing $378 million to supercharge Australia’s plant protein ingredients industry.
- We enabled the successful transition of the Alternative Proteins Council to become a sustainable, paid industry forum independently managed by the Australian Industry Group with our continued involvement as a member.
- We strengthened our operations, including evolving Food Frontier to bring on new expertise across our team, board and advisory council; updating policies, procedures, processes and planning; and launching a new brand and website.
READ MORE in our 2022 Year in Review
As Food Frontier approached its fifth birthday and founder Thomas King assumed the role of Executive Chair, we welcomed Jane Sydenham-Clarke to the role of CEO. After a year with Food Frontier, Jane has now finished up in the position.
We are incredibly grateful for Jane’s commitment and many contributions to our work and mission during 2022, helping Food Frontier transition out of its start-up phase, and we’re pleased that she will continue as a valued member of our community.
Founder and Executive Chair Thomas King, alongside our exceptional board, are continuing to support the team as the search commences for an Executive Director to lead Food Frontier through its next chapter.
We are also thrilled to be shortly welcoming two new highly skilled and passionate professionals to the team to lead Food Frontier’s Communications and Government Relations portfolios.
The year ahead
With the year ahead posing significant growth opportunities for Australia and New Zealand’s alternative proteins sector, our team is eager to further its work with you in 2023. We can’t wait to share what’s in store, including the launch of our most substantial report to-date on Asian export opportunities and the return of AltProteins 23, this time even bigger and better!
We remain incredibly grateful to our collaborators and supporters who continue to power progress towards a diverse, safe and sustainable protein supply.