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Dairy Australia’s Manager Sustainability including Food Safety & Integrity, Helen Dornom, has been recognised by the International Dairy Federation (IDF) for her outstanding contribution to progress in dairying worldwide.

The award was presented yesterday at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2019 in Istanbul.

Helen has a long history in the dairy industry and joined Dairy Australia when it was formed in 2003, having been CEO of the Australian Dairy Industry Council and Executive Director of Australian Dairy Products Federation. She also previously worked for CSIRO.

During her career Helen has focused on sustainability, research and development, issues management, supply chain, regulatory standards, policy frameworks and export facilitation.

She works with the Global Dairy Sustainability Framework and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative and has developed guides for the IDF and Food and Agriculture Organization on good dairy farm practices and prudent use of antimicrobial agents.

Commenting on international recognition of Helen’s service to the industry, Dairy Australia Managing Director Dr David Nation said:

“We are delighted that Helen’s many years of work with the International Dairy Federation has been recognised with this award. Through her role in helping to co-ordinate the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework, she continues to make a significant contribution to the sustainability of dairy farming in Australia.”

Media enquiries:

Alex Evans

03 9694 3829 I 0475 409 084 I alex.evans@dairyaustralia.com.au

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