Dr Hazel MacTavish-West

Food & Plant Scientist, Innovator, Entrepreneur, Communicator, 2017 Churchill Fellow.

Qualifications:  BscAgric (Hons, Syd), PhD (Tas).

Experience: 25 years of innovative near-market solutions, new concept product development & creative brand strategies for food & farming enterprises in Australia & the UK.  Scientifically, Hazel specialises in flavour, colour & health benefits of crops & foods: optimising quality, functionality & the consumer experience.  An independent consultant since 2003, with a wealth of experience & a diverse portfolio of commercial & research projects, Hazel is highly regarded by the food & farming industries in both the UK & Australia.

Darren West

Electronics and Software Designer, Technology Evangelist, Entrepreneur.

Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MPhil CEng MIET MIEAust CPEng

Experience:  Darren is an electronic engineer, scientist and business entrepreneur with key skills in design and prototyping of complex audio visual and computer hardware. Electronic, software, or FPGA contract design services.

Key clients include Microsoft and Pixel Power.  With a keen interest in sustainable engineering and a creative mind which knows no bounds.