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About AFGC

Tanya Barden

Chief Executive Officer

Tanya Barden is the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Food and Grocery Council. She is honoured to represent members for Australia’s peak body for food and grocery manufacturers and suppliers. To lead a team that delivers services, which offers tangible value to members, Tanya draws on her extensive experience in senior private and public sector roles. She understands member needs having held the position of Director, Economics, Trade and Sustainability with the AFGC for seven years. This gives her deep insights into the types of issues faced by members and the opportunities and challenges they can face in these areas. Her previous work experience for ActewAGL and running her own online food business augment this knowledge. Prior to this, various roles with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission exposed Tanya to the regulatory and economic policy development processes for competition, energy and economics. Tanya is passionate about the success of the industry and individual members and ensures she engages with people on the coal face every week.