We are pleased to announce the speaker programme for the Half Yearly Meeting and AGM

 Keynote Speaker - Procter & Gamble MD


FGC is delighted to announce that Procter & Gamble Australia/New Zealand Managing Director Maile Carnegie has agreed to be our keynote speaker. Maile will offer some important and unique insights from her mountain-top view of FMCG in Australasia and her success at the top of the industry. Maile has lived and worked in Australia, Asia and the USA,
managing people and brands in more than 30 countries. Immediately before taking up her current role, she was based in Singapore with dual responsibility for leading P&G’s biggest developing market beauty business (operations in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America) and  General Manager Asia Marketing.

jpegMaile is a director on the board of the Australia Food & Grocery Council as well as on the advisory board of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).  She has a history of supporting children-related causes, having spent many years on not-for-profit boards and as a patron of education programmes. She has a degree in Business Administration in Finance, Economics and Marketing from UTS. She is married and has two sons.

ANZ Chief Economist

Cameron Bagrie, will give an update on the current financial situation as well as his take on the world outlook and how he expects the New Zealand economy to perform. Cameron has worked as an economist in New Zealand for the past 15 years and has become a familiar face as a media commentator. At ANZ he leads a team of economists and strategists working in the bank’s financial markets operation. The responsibilities of the team include the forecasting of the New
Zealand economy, analysis of monetary policy and the forecasting and strategy work associated with fixed income research. On top of that he providesjpeg considerable strategic input to clients and the bank. Cameron travels extensively, providing economic and financial advice to ANZ's customers in New Zealand and overseas. Cameron has previously held posts at the National Bank and the Treasury. He gained a BCom from Otago University and a MCom from Canterbury University.

The Man behind THE Blog

jpegPrepare to be outraged, enlightened and
challenged! Cameron Slater is New Zealand’s most notorious blogger, media commentator, and
editor.  He is best known for publishing
New Zealand’s most-read blog, Whale Oil Beef Hooked, which now attracts more than one million readers each month. In October last year he was appointed Editor of newspaper The New Zealand Truth.
jpegThe topic of his speech is "Trust me I'm Lyin' - An insider’s view into media, politics, manipulation, blogging and corporate warfare."  For those interested in the conundrum of how to maintain a postive reputation in a world increasingly defined by social media, Cameron will offer some rare insights into the world of the hard-hitting blogger and his take on how companies can do better. 


Working Group Updates

Pierre van Heerden, will deliver his first Chairman’s address, as well as the Chairmen of the following working groups: Membership Services (Scott MacKay of Design Print Ltd), Industry Relations (Gerry Lynch of Mars) and Health & Technical (Veronique Cremades of Nestlé).  They will be updating members on work on a range of industry issues from health and safety, pallet heights, retailer relationships to health claims and front of pack labelling. 


Registrations are open now.  The event will run from 12-5:30pm followed by a chance to catch up with your industry peers in a networking and cocktail function.

As in previous years the space at Villa Maria is limited so an early registration is advised.

To register


Terms and Conditions:

The FGC Half Yearly Meeting is only open to attendees from current FGC member