About Us

Vision

The Future Food Network aims to build a connected, resilient and progressive food and beverage industry in Western Australia.

Vision

The Future Food Network aims to build a connected, resilient and progressive food and beverage industry in Western Australia.

Values

Leadership

We recognise that the future of the food and beverage industry in Western Australia involves understanding what potential is available, but also also recognising that it is about taking those involved in the industry on a journey towards this potential.

Integrity

We aim to create a connected, progressive, and collaborative food industry in Western Australia. We are not associated with any one sector and aim to benefit the industry as a whole.

sustainability

Sustainability of the environment and sustainability of the food and beverage industry will be prioritised in all that we do. We aspire to be certified as a carbon neutral organisation and run all our events at net zero.

Continuous learning

Continuous Learning Learning and capacity building is encouraged and supported for all Future Food Network members and staff to reach their personal potential. We will deliver the best that we can for our members.

Innovation

We will inspire members to engage with new ideas, technologies and processes. We place significance not only on the ideas, but also the implementation processes that bring those ideas to life.

Values

Leadership

We recognise that the future of the food and beverage industry in Western Australia involves understanding what potential is available, but also also recognising that it is about taking those involved in the industry on a journey towards this potential.

Integrity

We aim to create a connected, progressive, and collaborative food industry in Western Australia. We are not associated with any one sector and aim to benefit the industry as a whole.

sustainability

Sustainability of the environment and sustainability of the food and beverage industry will be prioritised in all that we do. We aspire to be certified as a carbon neutral organisation and run all our events at net zero.

Continuous learning

Continuous Learning Learning and capacity building is encouraged and supported for all Future Food Network members and staff to reach their personal potential. We will deliver the best that we can for our members.

Innovation

We will inspire members to engage with new ideas, technologies and processes. We place significance not only on the ideas, but also the implementation processes that bring those ideas to life.

Objectives

Connect

Bring producers, food and beverage businesses, government, education and supporting services together to connect and lift the value-add potential of primary produce in WA.

Innovate

Create high value collective impact programs and projects that address the needs of our stakeholders. The network will focus on sustainable packaging, reducing waste, carbon offset tools and value-add technologies.

Collaborate

Increase food and beverage value-add manufacturing capability and facilities across all regions of WA.

Objectives

Connect

Bring producers, food and beverage businesses, government, education and supporting services together to connect and lift the value-add potential of primary produce in WA.

Innovate

Create high value collective impact programs and projects that address the needs of our stakeholders. The network will focus on sustainable packaging, reducing waste, carbon offset tools and value-add technologies.

Collaborate

Increase food and beverage value-add manufacturing capability and facilities across all regions of WA.

The Team

Hannah Lalor

chief executive officer

Hannah Lalor is a highly skilled executive leader with 15+ years in events management, education and agrifood sectors. She aims to continue building connections throughout the whole food supply-chain in her new role as CEO of the Future Food Network.

Jessica Bantz

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Jessica Bantz is an accomplished management executive with 15+ years’ experience in IT, events, retail, agribusiness and network development. Jessica’s role supports connectory development and operations for FFN.

Michael Hodgkins

Director - Information, Visual and Web Technologies

Michael is a visual artist, producer, cameraman and IT specialist with 30+ years in web development, television and web video production, drone photography and an Australian landscape artist. Michael supports development of the connectory and produces videos and other specialist resources for the group.

The Team

Hannah Lalor

chief executive officer

Hannah Lalor is a highly skilled executive leader with 15+ years in events management, education and agrifood sectors. She aims to continue building connections throughout the whole food supply-chain in her new role as CEO of the Future Food Network.

Jessica Bantz

Chief operations officer

Jessica Bantz is an accomplished management executive with 15+ years’ experience in IT, events, retail, agribusiness and network development. Jessica’s role supports connectory development and operations for FFN.

Michael Hodgkins

Director - Information, Visual and Web Technologies

Michael is a visual artist, producer, cameraman and IT specialist with 30+ years in web development, television and web video production, drone photography and an Australian landscape artist. Michael supports development of the connectory and produces videos and other specialist resources for the group.

The Board

Tracey Hodgkins

30+ years leadership in the design of products, networks, services, experiences and regional economic development strategies for multiple countries and awarded Telstra Business Woman of the Year. She brings her experience in supply chain business development; investment facilitation; change management, strategy formation and stakeholder engagement to help WA’s agrifood sector work towards a more connected future.  

Barbara Dunnet

Chair of the Future Food Producer Group; 40+ years experience as a Board Director – Edith Cowan University, Future Food Network, Busselton Airport; Chair – Scott River Economic Plan, Former Shire President for Nannup, Farmer and SW regional leader.

Dr Christopher Vas

With over 18 years of experience across Australasia and NZ spanning business, government and academia, Dr Chris Vas currently leads the activation of the Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct (WAFIP).

Our Board

Tracey Hodgkins

30+ years leadership in the design of products, networks, services, experiences and regional economic development strategies for multiple countries and awarded Telstra Business Woman of the Year. She brings her experience in supply chain business development; investment facilitation; change management, strategy formation and stakeholder engagement to help WA’s agrifood sector work towards a more connected future.  

Barbara Dunnet

Chair of the Future Food Producer Group; 40+ years experience as a Board Director – Edith Cowan University, Future Food Network, Busselton Airport; Chair – Scott River Economic Plan, Former Shire President for Nannup, Farmer and SW regional leader.

Dr Christopher Vas

With over 18 years of experience across Australasia and NZ spanning business, government and academia, Dr Chris Vas currently leads the activation of the Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct (WAFIP).