Our people

Our work is driven by a dynamic and passionate team of talented staff, interns, board directors and advisors. Meet them here!


Our founder, Thomas King, heads up a committed Board of Directors, most of whom have been with the organisation since day one.
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Thomas King
Founder, Executive Director and Chair
Thomas King is a founder, international speaker and future food specialist who has been recognised as one of Australia’s most accomplished...
David Bucca
Non-Executive Director
For the first 13 years of his career, David worked in the aerospace industry for Boeing, Airbus and Pilatus Aircraft,...
Kat Dunn
Non-Executive Director
Kat is a humanitarian capitalist and the former CEO of Grameen Australia, a social business inspired by the work of...
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Allison Gibson
Non-Executive Director
Allison is a businesswoman, an entrepreneur and humanitarian who has supported and empowered some of the most vulnerable citizens and...
Terence Jeyaretnam
Non-Executive Director
Terence is a Partner at EY and an environmental and sustainability specialist with over 25 years’ experience advising governments and...

Operational team

Our team includes food, agriculture, research, public health and policy professionals who are passionate about driving positive change in our food system.
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Jane Sydenham-Clarke
Chief Executive Officer
Jane Sydenham-Clarke is a strategic and hands-on leader, with an extensive career driving societal change through thought leadership, stakeholder engagement...
Hannah Andersen
Head of Strategy and Operations
Hannah works across the team to help bring Food Frontier’s impactful vision to life through our programmatic work. Knowing that...
Klara Kalocsay
Research Manager
Klara’s work at Food Frontier focuses on synthesising the literature surrounding alternative proteins – including the food system, the environment...
Susie O’Neill
Head of Industry Engagement
Susie engages with Food Frontier’s stakeholders across the alt proteins value chain, sharing knowledge and networks to advance the industry....
Jennifer Weber
Head of Communications
Jennifer leads Food Frontier’s communications strategy, including the development of thought leadership and stakeholder communications. Her role is to amplify...
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Advisory council

Our advisors bring extensive expertise across food systems, policy, agriculture, nutrition, product innovation, exports and much more, providing considered guidance for key projects and initiatives.
Dr Angeline Achariya
Executive Director, Simplot Australia
Angeline is a recognised industry leader and innovation practitioner renowned for her strong business acumen. She serves on government, academic,...
Rob Cairns
Public Affairs Expert
For more than 20 years Rob has navigated complex challenges facing numerous high-profile global NGOs and corporations. With a passion...
Bruce Friedrich
Founder and CEO, The Good Food Institute
Bruce is ounder and CEO of the Good Food Institute, a global network of nonprofit organizations, with affiliates in the...
Rob Hulme
Agribusiness Specialist
Rob is a global agribusiness executive who is passionate about our food system and still likes to get his hands...
Teri Lichtenstein
Accredited Practising Dietitian
As a dietitian and nutritionist, Teri knows that food plays a critical role in overall health and she also believes...
Sarah Nolet
Food Systems Specialist
Sarah is an internationally recognized food systems innovation expert and co-founder of Tenacious Ventures, a high-support, high conviction, sector-specific venture...

Interested in joining our team?

As a small organisation, opportunities are limited, so we encourage you to follow us on LinkedIn for new hiring announcements.

Want to contribute to our next research publications, forums and events, or ongoing engagement with industry and policymakers as a volunteer, intern or fellow?

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How we move the needle

Driving dialogue with data

Critical research to drive informed, widespread engagement

Supporting food producers

Advice, introductions and resources for companies, start-ups and farmers

Advising policymakers

Insights for governments and peak bodies to inform policy decisions

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