After almost four years with the Future Food Systems CRC as our Research Program 3 Deputy lead, Murdoch University’s Mike Ridout is stepping down from his role with FFS to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation. David Doepel will take on the position of RP3 Deputy lead.
Mike played a huge role in helping to coordinate Program 3 research and activities and, as research lead for our flagship ‘Food Technology Facility’ project, did the all-important groundwork required to ensure the success of the multi-million-dollar Facility and associated FFS projects.
On behalf of the Board, the FFS Executive team and all our participants, we welcome David Doepel to the team and thank Mike for his hard work, constructive input, energy and enthusiasm, wishing him all the best for his next adventure.
Lead image: The FTF Project Management Group and FFSCRC farewell to Mike Ridout
(l-r) Kim Antonio (Manager, Food Industry innovation, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD)), David Doepel (incoming Program 3 Deputy Lead, FFSCRC), Stuart Johnson (CEO, Food Technology Facility (FTF)), Liam O’Connell (Executive Director, Agribusiness, Food & Trade, Industry & Economic Development, DPIRD), Dr Natasha Teakle (Chair, FTF Project Management Group), Mike Ridout (exiting Program 3 Delegated Lead, FFSCRC), Peter Davies (Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Murdoch), Tony Cull (Director, FFSCRC), Dr James Krahe (CEO, FFSCRC)