Keynote Speaker - Barry Irvin AM (joining virtually)

Executive Chair, Bega Group
Chairman, Giant Steps Australia
Barry Irvin
Barry Irvin is Executive Chairman of the Bega Group, one of Australia's largest dairy and food companies with revenues exceeding $3 billion. The Bega Group's product portfolio ranges from dairy ingredients to a number of Australia's most iconic brands including Vegemite, Farmers Union, Dare, Dairy Farmers and Daily Juice.

Bega Group began as a co-operative based in the small regional community of Bega. Over the past 15 years the company has grown to now include 19 manufacturing sites across Australia, operates the nation’s largest chilled distribution network and service customers in Australia and more than 40 countries around the world. The Bega Group is an ASX listed company.

Barry grew up on the family dairy farm which his son Andrew now operates, Andrew is the sixth generation to farm in the Bega Valley. The long history with farming has meant that Barry has had a particular interest in sustainable agricultural production and championed a number of environmentally focused projects.

Barry has always believed in giving back to the community and is the long-term Chairman of Giant Steps Australia an organisation that provides services to children and adults with autism.

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