• EFWA board chair, John Webster.
    EFWA board chair, John Webster.

End Food Waste Australia (EFWA) welcomed Juanita Hamparsum and Andrew Henderson as new additions to the board, succeeding outgoing board members Robbie Davis and Alain Pillay.

Hamparsum's 17-year journey in agribusiness, spanning strategy, governance, and cutting-edge technologies, and Henderson's influential role in national policy and agricultural reform, mark a strategic leap for EFWA in its mission to halve food waste in Australia by 2030.

Hamparsum's international experience, including roles with Ernst & Young and Goldman Sachs, paired with her leadership at Namoi Cotton Limited, brings a unique perspective.

Meanwhile, Henderson's transformative work in red meat and livestock integrity system reform reflects his commitment to driving innovation in Australia's agricultural landscape.

“Selected through a rigorous merit-based process, both nominees stood out among an impressive pool of candidates, including current and past serving parliamentarians and leaders of industry from agriculture, biodiversity, food security and research,” EFWA said in a statement.

“EFWA expresses heartfelt gratitude for the invaluable contributions of Robbie Davis and Alain Pillay, who have dedicated their time and expertise in serving these roles. Their commitment has been instrumental in shaping the success and impact of EFWA.

“The upcoming participation of Hamparsum and Henderson in their inaugural board meeting at the end of this month marks a pivotal moment for EFWA. Their presence positions the organisation to take substantial steps in enhancing the productivity, sustainability, and resilience of the Australian food system.

“This strategic direction aligns seamlessly with the United Nations' global call to action, with a specific focus on Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which strives to reduce global per capita food waste by half by the year 2030.”

EFWA board chair, John Webster, said the new appointments will bolster the organisation’s mission to combat food waste.

“We are confident that their strategic insights and commitment to sustainability will significantly contribute to advancing our organisations goals and impact,” Webster said.