The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has announced a new partnership with FMCG senior executive search group Touchstone Executive Search.
Under the partnership agreement, the AFGC and Touchstone will work together to help the Australian food and grocery manufacturing industry meet the challenges emerging around growth and profitability, understanding consumer needs and ensuring operations have the right skills and capabilities for the global 21st century marketplace.
AFGC CEO Tanya Barden says the partnership will enhance mentoring and educational opportunities for members and benefit the entire industry.
“Working with a partner who has a long-standing commitment to and understanding of food and grocery manufacturing in Australia provides a great opportunity for AFGC members,” she says.
Touchstone Managing Director Chris Klingbeil says the new partnership brings two close organisations even closer and will create new development opportunities for FMCG executives.
“We’ve sponsored the AFGC since 2006 and we’re thrilled to announce this new, multi-year strategic partnership today,” he says.
“The AFGC and Touchstone are both passionate about positively representing and growing the food and grocery sector and we’re excited to work with Tanya and the AFGC team to help best position this critical industry for the future.”