Prof. Martin Cole is Deputy Director for Agriculture and Food at CSIRO. He is an internationally recognised food scientist and accomplished science leader with more than 20 years’ experience across government, academia and industry. Prior to his current role, he was Director of the U.S. National Centre for Food Safety and Technology, based in Chicago, Illinois. Martin has published and presented on many aspects of food science including food safety, novel processing and nutritional food security. He has over 15 years’ experience with the CODEX Food Hygiene Committee and has frequently been called upon as an expert by organizations such the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the US House of Representatives. He is Chair of the International Commission on the Microbiological Specifications for Food and a member of the High Level Panel of Experts to the UN Food Security Committee. He is also a Director with Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Adjunct Professor at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania and a fellow of the International Union of Food Technologies. Martin will address The future of food in Session 11 on Wednesday.