24-25 Jul 2024

Speaker Profile

Barry Cosier

Australian Food And Grocery Council

Barry Cosier has over 30 years’ experience in both the Resource Recovery Industry and in the Food and Grocery Industry. Like many, he started his working career packing shelves in supermarkets while at university. Since then he has worked for multinational grocery companies, was CEO of a privately owned Australian food manufacturing company, and represented small to medium enterprises on the Australian Food and Grocery Council board.

He then moved in to the Resource Recovery industry and was involved in Council contracts, collections, MRF processing and was a member of the NSW EPA Industry Advisory Panel for the China Sword Taskforce.

He is currently the Director of Sustainability at the Australian Food and Grocery Council and a member of the Federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water Resource Recovery Reference Groups. Over recent years he has led the development of a product stewardship scheme for soft plastics.

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