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
- Julian Sheezel (Chair), Asahi
- Tracey Berkeley, Lactalis
- Ash Chaleyer, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Australia
- Luke Cohen, RedBull
- Laura Keith, PepsiCo ANZ
- Sophie Lodge, Frucor Suntory
- Ashley Mawer, Coca-Cola ASEAN South Pacific
- Mike Pretty, Kraft Heinz
Technical, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Committee
The Technical, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Committee (TSRAC) 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, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Committee Members
- Bobbie Crothers (Chair), Coca-Cola ASEAN & South Pacific
- Lianna McGeary, PepsiCo ANZ
- Maria Hoertrich, Monde Nissin ANZ
- Adriana Hincapie, Lactalis
- Andrew Santucci, Red Bull
- Ebony Rigas, Kraft Heinz
- Glen Rogers, Asahi Beverages
- Lesley Stevenson, Frucor Suntory
Beverage Industry Environmental Committee
In response to a strong desire for action on environmental matters, the ABCL formed the Beverages Industry Environmental Committee (BIEC) in 2019. This committee has two working groups focused on areas of particular importance – water source sustainability and packaging.
The two formal working groups drive activity under the Water and Packaging pillars of the BIEC’s Environmental Priorities Plan. The BIEC has already achieved some major progress with changes to improve oversight of water source sustainability and the development of a dedicated BIEC microsite for consumer and other stakeholders.
Over the coming months, the BIEC will focus on further strengthening its position as a leader in environmental responsibility and action.
Beverage Industry Environmental Committee Members
- Natalie Helm, Coca-Cola ASEAN South Pacific (Co-Chair)
- Ash Chaleyer, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Australia (Co-Chair)
- Ian Goldschmidt, Frucor Suntory
- Geoff Giddens, Kraft Heinz
- Tony Hawthorne, Orora
- Ingrid Carluccio, Red Bull
- Marissa Meyers, Monde Nissin
- Lianna McGeary, PepsiCo
- Julian Sidebottom, Asahi
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, sustainably sourced, 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.
ABWI Model Code 2020 v1.1
ABWI Audit Requirements
Australasian Bottled Water Institute Committee Members
- Tim Carey (Chair), Black Mountain Spring Water
- Oscar Broecker, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
- Warwick Pleass, Pleass Global
- Darryl Schulze, Nu-Pure
- April Rose Vito, Asahi Beverages
- Dominic Goldsworthy, Wallaby Water
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