The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) today announced the appointment of Ms Kate Carnell to the position of Chief Executive. AFGC Chair Mr Geoff Starr said that Ms Carnell would bring a wealth of political, health and industry experience to the position.
“Kate’s career spans both the public and private sectors and she had a long history of active
involvement in industry associations. The Board is confident she will use her qualifications and leadership abilities to continue the development and operation of the AFGC,” he said.
Ms Carnell is currently the CEO at the Australian General Practice Network and prior to this she
held the position of Executive Director at the National Association of Forest Industries. She has
been a practising pharmacist in Canberra, owning and developing a number of independent
Ms Carnell is well known in Canberra through her previous role as Chief Minister of the ACT Government from 1995 to 2000.
“I am looking forward to bringing a focus on preventative health to the AFGC,” Ms Carnell said.
Ms Carnell will commence with AFGC on 7 July 2008. She replaces outgoing Chief Executive Mr Dick Wells, who had previously advised the AFGC Board that he did not wish to renew his contact beyond his current term, which ends in July after six years with the AFGC.