29 September 2020

Glycemic Index Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Board of Glycemic Index Foundation (GIF) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Directors to the Foundation’s Board of Management. Professor Grant Brinkworth, Mark Field and Richard Meagher were appointed to the organisation in September to support the continued growth of the Foundation in its mission ‘to help people lead healthier lives through adopting evidence-based low GI eating principles for better health’.

Chairman of GIF and CEO of Diabetes NSW, ACT & QLD, Sturt Eastwood welcomed the new Directors. It is an exciting time for GIF as it continues to adapt and evolve to meet stakeholder and community needs in what is now our 20th year of making a difference.

“The calibre and experience of our new Directors complements the existing board skill base gives me confidence that we have appropriate cross sectorial representation to drive the continued growth and impact of the Foundation. I congratulate all on their appointment”.

Nutrition, health and medical research leader with the CSIRO, Professor Grant Brinkworth, has over 20 years’ experience leading strategic science research portfolios across a variety of therapeutic, health and wellness areas including obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, ageing and mental and physical performance. He also brings an extensive publication history of peer-reviewed journal articles and 5 commercial book publications.

Senior food and retail industry technical and commercial executive Mark Field, will bring over 25 years’ experience across international food manufacturing and retail. Mark previously headed the Coles Brand team where he was responsible for attaining increased market share through Innovation, product development and technical standards.

Richard Meagher a well-respected and experienced senior business leader in the food industry, has over 25 years in B2B and B2C across ANZ and Asia. Richard recently held a Non-Executive Director Role of Paintback Limited. Prior to this Richard was the CEO of Tip Top Baking, where he was a trusted counsel to many of Australia’s most iconic baking brands.

Glycemic Index Foundation is the world authority on glycemic index (GI), its health benefits and how it can be used to guide healthier food choices. Since being founded in 2001 the organisation has pioneered the translation of the science of Glycemic Index into real world solutions. This includes working with government and regulatory agencies in setting GI labelling standards and administers the world’s first and only Low GI Symbol Certification program.

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