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Juice Australia Committee

The Juice Australia Committee (JAC) is comprised of juice Members of the Australian Beverages Council. JAC has proactively addressed relevant nutrition and health information relating to juice including the development of various position papers, fact sheets and the commissioning of peer-reviewed scientific papers. Further work is constantly being planned to address nutrition and health communications, along with a program to address misinformation on the place of fruit juice in the diet.

Juice Australia Committee Members

  • Peter Gates (Chair), Directus
  • Maree Winther, Coca-Cola South Pacific
  • Sachin Rajpal, KraftHeinz
  • Brian Cutajar, Monde Nissin
  • Sam Lentini, East Coast Beverages
  • Chantal Vassallo, East Coast Beverages
  • Dick Estens, Grove Juice
  • Nathan Hancock, Citrus Australia

Public Affairs Committee


The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) of the Australian Beverages Council:

  • Provides strong, effective representation on public affairs and government relations issues to Members of the Council including its divisions – Juice Australia (JA) and the Australasian Bottled Water Institute (ABWI).
  • Acts as a liaison between industry, government and the public, providing consumer-friendly messaging and education.

Public Affairs Committee Members

  • Luke Cohen (Chair), RedBull
  • Merima Baralic, PepsiCo
  • Tracey Berkeley, Parmalat
  • Russell Mahoney, Coca-Cola South Pacific (CCSP)
  • Frier Bentley, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA)
  • Jenny Yee Collinson, Frucor Suntory
  • Emma Carter, Frucor Suntory
  • Robyn Newman, Asahi Beverages

Technical & Regulatory Affairs Committee


The Technical & Regulatory Affairs Committee (TRAC) of the Australian Beverages Council:

  • Provides strong, effective representation on technical, regulatory and scientific issues to Members of the Council including its divisions – JA and ABWI.
  • Is recognised by FSANZ, regulators and the scientific community as the leaders in technical, regulatory and scientific issues for the non-alcoholic beverage industry.

Technical & Regulatory Affairs Committee Members

  • Rob Cumming. Chair, PepsiCo
  • Simon Brooke Taylor, Brooke Taylor
  • Isabel Buerschgens, NZBC
  • Luke Cohen, Red Bull
  • Bobbie Crothers, CCSP
  • Christina Hayes, Heinz
  • Adriana Hincapie, Parmalat
  • Michael Liddell, TruBlu Beverages
  • Glen Rogers, Asahi
  • Jenny Yee Collinson, Frucor Suntory

Australasian Bottled Water Institute Committee

The Australasian Bottled Water Institute Committee (ABWIC) is comprised of Members of the Australian Beverages Council who extract and bottle water.


The ABWIC reinforces ABWI’s primary objectives in its activities, particularly to:

  • Ensure the standards of water products, bottled by Members, exceed current regulations
  • Promote the benefits of bottled water to consumers that include safety, consistency and convenience
  • Expand the awareness and the use of bottled water while ensuring consumers enjoy safe, high quality, and great tasting products
  • Represents Members’ interests to government, regulators and the media
  • Communicate with other international bottled water industry groups, and monitor trends and developments in overseas markets.

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Australasian Bottled Water Institute Committee Members

  • Tim Carey, Black Mountain Spring Water
  • Alexandra Arvantis, Coca-Cola Amatil
  • Daniel O’Donoghue, Asahi Beverages
  • Brian Vel, Coca-Cola South Pacific
  • Bruce Taylor, National Technical Manager
  • Darrel Hobby, Coca-Cola Amatil Neverfail
  • Dave Raj, 100% Bottling Company
  • Maree Winther, Coca-Cola South Pacific
  • Geoff Parker, Australian Beverages Council
  • Melanie Pauga, Australian Beverages Council
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