Marg has extensive experience in organic standards development and implementation and in addition to Organic Systems & Solutions, currently serves as the Secretariat of the Organic Industry Standards and Certification Council (OISCC), the body responsible for maintaining the Organic Standard in Australia. Marg is a Member of Standards Australia Committee FT-032, Organic & Biodynamic Products and a Member of the Standards Australia CS-108 for ISO TC217, Cosmetic Definitions – Organic & Natural. Marg is a former General Manager of an Australian Organic Certification body, and has assisted Governments within Australia and overseas in implementing regulations.
Anni is an Organic Industry Pioneer, establishing the first Organic Food Manufacturing facility in Australia. Anni founded the brand OZGANICS, a market leader in organic sauces and spreads, and is currently exporting to 20 countries, in addition to national distribution in Australia. Anni currently is a member of the Organic Industry Association Australia, and has extensive background in regulation across global organic and trade standards.
Parva has more than 8 years extensive experience in the food industry, specialising in new product development, laboratory procedures, marketing and quality assurance. She did her bachelor and her masters in food science and technology. She worked, studied and travelled in different countries. Parva joined the team as our new product development specialist in May 2014.
Mr Soh is an highly experienced trainer and auditor in ISO systems 9001 & 14001 and is currently registered with IRCA UK (International Registered of Certificated Auditors) & IEMA UK. Mr Soh is based in Johor and has a physics degree, in addition to training and provides our services in Malaysia and Singapore.
Marcus is sought after as a strategic advisor with over 30 years of commercial experience and business acumen. A pioneer in using the internet to streamline business processes, and developer of one of the first major B2B ecommerce platforms in Australia. Marcus is also a qualified trainer and assessor in the areas of Business and Management, again developing robust online educational tools and communities of interest. He has a particular skill in simplifying complex issues so that a way forward can be achieved.
Sue has over 20 years experience in small business, training and curriculum design. She has co-owned and managed several family enterprises operating both domestically and offshore. Her area of research interest is food tourism in particular entrepreneurial activities in food tourism within the organic sector. She is a qualified accountant, part time university lecturer with extensive experience teaching and consulting in south east Asia.
Ben Hill is based in Miles, Queensland and is Organic Systems and Solutions’ farming production and meat processing specialist. Ben assists producers to transition to organic, non-GMO and sustainable farming systems
Ben has a wealth of knowledge in the cattle industry. His experience in live cattle and carcase judging was assisted by his placement on the first National Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team which visited the USA in 1994 and winning the Angus Australia University of Illinois Scholarship in 1995. With extensive carcase assessment and processing production knowledge, obtained through work as MSA Grader and Trainer, Qualifications as a Breed Class Structural assessor and a previous role as Northern Developments specialist for Angus Australia.
Kelsie is a social media software and interface guru. Prior to moving to Brisbane and working at OS&S, Kelsie worked in commercial radio for 6 years in Toowoomba and these days continue working with HIT Radio in Brisbane. While working in radio Kelsie discovered her love for marketing, specifically Online Marketing, and through her amazing communication strategies she grew a business Facebook page from a couple of thousand to 100,000 likes in just under a year.
Kelsie thoroughly enjoys seeing the engagement and interactions from people all around the world, that these days where we moving further and further away from printed media, are only available thanks to the internet. She is currently undergoing a Diploma of Social Media Marketing to further her knowledge.
Tammy it is based in Brisbane but originally from Chile, South America and moved to Australia over 10 Years ago. In Chile studied Political Science and Cotemporary Philosophy, even though she worked for a few years in a specialised literature and psychology bookstore with her best friend before moving to Australia. Once in Australia Tammy completed a Diploma of Project Management 5 years ago, and currently completing a Diploma in Marketing. Her hobby is photography and runs Brisbane Local Bands, a local community project with the idea of connecting Brisbane locals through her photography. Tammy speaks English, Spanish, Italian some Portuguese and some Danish. She is hoping to learn Chinese one day.
Tammy has previously worked as a Project Officer with TAFE Queenslad Skillstech, Department of education and Training (DETA), Master Electricians Australia, Australian College or Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and EPSA Caterpillar. Tammy started working at Organic Systems and Solutions 2 years ago, as a Project Officer for the MLA Project, and it is now main point of contact in our office.