We are a not-for-profit think tank and industry accelerator creating the ecosystem for a more healthy and sustainable food future. Our work is driven by a dynamic team of professionals, advisors, fellows and interns, all committed to achieving a healthier, more sustainable food supply. Meet some of them here!
EXECUTIVE TEAM & BOARD
Founder, CEO & Board Director
Thomas has spent almost a decade driving impact initiatives across five continents, leading to him being named Young Australian of the Year (VIC) in 2015. At age 13, he launched a global campaign to protect rainforests in Southeast Asia, which became the world’s highest viewed website on the topic. Thomas has since represented Australia in a climate change film with IMAX in the Arctic, helped direct a campaign that raised $1.6 million to alleviate poverty in Cambodia, and led other environmental, animal protection and global development projects around the world. After realising the major contribution of industrial livestock production across all these fields, Thomas founded Food Frontier to grow the ecosystem for healthier, more sustainable proteins.
Director of Operations
David brings 30 years’ experience in the business, non-profit and government sectors to his role at Food Frontier. David led successful businesses in the property, training and consulting, and was in the Senior Executive Service of the Queensland Government, up to the role of acting Deputy Director-General. For the last five years, David was Managing Director at Children’s Ground, a national NGO working with First Nations communities. David is thrilled to contribute his wealth of experience and expertise in operations management and strategy development to help Food Frontier’s create a better future.
Terence is an environmental and sustainability specialist with over 25 years’ experience advising governments and corporations. In 2005, Engineers Australia named him amongst top 10 most influential young engineers in Australia. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Queensland’s Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development. Terence holds a degree in Environmental Engineering (UWA), is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia. He is a Lead Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner. Terence founded Net Balance and Net Balance Foundation in 2006, growing the firm to Australia's largest standalone sustainability and climate change practice, twice rated by BRW as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Australia.
Kat Dunn is the CEO Australia and Group Deputy CEO of Grameen Australia. Grameen Australia helps the world’s most disadvantaged, especially women, gain access to financial services, life changing information and unique business opportunities. Kat started her career as a lawyer at Clayton Utz, was on the senior leadership team and Diversity Council at Perpetual Limited and most recently served as COO of tech media company, Ideapod. She is the creator of F-OFF: Fear of Failure Forum, and publicly advocates the need to overcome our national fear of failure in order to innovate. She is on the expert panel of new media disrupter Cockatoo Co. Lab, which showcases innovation and entrepreneurship from rural Australia. Kat is passionate about empowering humans, regardless of socio-economic status, to grow their potential.
For over 12 years, David has worked for the world's leading aerospace companies including Boeing and Airbus across Switzerland, Malaysia, Australia and Germany. As a project manager, aerospace engineer and previous business owner, Dave has a wealth of expertise in systems, operational strategy and project management. He is a graduate of RMIT University with First Class Honors, holding Bachelor degrees in both Applied Science (Aviation Operations) and Engineering (Aerospace Engineering). In addition to this he has certifications in Food Legislation, Management Systems Auditing and Quality Audits. His entrepreneurial spirit and drive led him to found Hemple, a business start-up in hospitality industry. Dave holds an Australian Commercial Pilot Licence for aeroplanes.
HRH Prince Khaled Bin Alwaleed
CEO, KBW Ventures
CEO, Food Innovation Centre
Food Systems Specialist
Molecular Biologist & Patent Attorney
Director, The Good Food Institute
Michael Pellman Rowland
Partner at Alpenrose Wealth Management Intl
Dr Despina Handolias MBBS, FRACP
Cell-based Meat Scientist
Government Relations & Start-Up Strategist
Meet our CEO, Thomas King
Food Frontier CEO, Thomas King, presenting at Seeds&Chips 2018 in Milan - ‘the world’s largest food innovation event’ (view speech at 14:07 - 19:29)