Professional Career

NSW Department of Primary Industries

  • Principal Research Scientist 1999 – 2011.

Science & Agriculture, Charles Sturt University/EH Graham

  • Adjunct Professor 2008 – 2011.

International Society for Fat Research, Germany (ISF)

  • President ISF (2007 – 2009), President ISF (2018 – 2020).

Founded in 1954, The International Society for Fat Research (ISF) is a federation of national and regional scientific associations active in the areas of fats, oils, and lipids. Currently, 25 associations comprise the ISF. The ISF mission is to stimulate the exchange of high quality information about fats, oils, lipids, and related materials through global cooperation with fats and oils organizations by: 

enhancing meetings through excellent, thought-provoking programming

attracting larger, more international delegate base to meetings.


The American Oil Chemists’ Society 

  • Fellow AOCS 2014, Emeritus Member AOCS 2019 - present.

AOCS is a global professional scientific society for all individuals and corporations with interest in the fats, oils, surfactants, detergents and related materials fields. The mission of the Society is the driving force behind all educational materials, technical products and services, which are produced with the help of the AOCS Membership.The AOCS Mission: To be a global forum to promote the exchange of ideas, information, and experience, to enhance personal excellence, and to provide high standards of quality among those with a professional interest in the science and technology of fats, oils, surfactants, and related materials.


Australian Section of American Oil Chemists’ Society 

  • Inaugural President AAOCS 1996 – 1998.
  • Member 1996 - present

Groupe Consultatif International de Recherche sur le Colza – GCIRC

  • President. 1997-2001, Executive Board Member 1995 – 2019.

International Consultative Group for Research on Rapeseed. Paris, France.


Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademiens

  • Fellow KSLA.

The task of The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry is, with the support of science and practical experience and in the interest of society, to promote agriculture and forestry and associated activities.


UC Davis Olive Center Davis, California

  • Senior Scientific Advisor 2015 – present.

Australian Oilseed Federation

  • Honorary member 2014 - present.

Australian Olive Association

  • Lifetime member 1998 – present.

International Olive Council – IOC

  • Australian delegate - various years.

Meeting of chemical experts on analytical methods.


Codex Alimentarius

  • Australian Delegate and Technical Expert 1999-2010.

International Standards Organisation

  • Technical Expert and Delegation leader 1999-2020.

ISO/TC 034/SC 02 Oleaginous seeds and fruits and oilseed meals 

TC34 / SC11 "Animal and vegetable fats and oils".