Vice President Sustainability and Save Food: Mrs. Nerida KeltonNerida is the Executive Director for the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), Vice President Sustainability & Save Food and the ANZ Board member for the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
She has worked in the Packaging industry for over 23 years, is the lead for the Save Food Packaging Consortium project within the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and was the packaging representative on the Department of Environment and Energy's National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee.
Nerida is passionate about educating the industry on the important role that packaging plays in minimising Food Waste and how designing Save Food Packaging can make a difference. She is also one of the creators of the annual Christmas Foodbank hamper program which is designed to help those who are vulnerable and in need. The volunteer program has packed over 12,000 hampers to the value of over AU$1 million over the last 10 years.
Nerida is also committed to helping educate and train packaging professionals in the importance of sustainable and circular packaging design
and recognising best practice in this area.
Nerida Kelton is a qualified public relations practitioner with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Double Major in Japanese), a Bachelor of Business in Public Relations and a Postgraduate Degree in Public Relations and Communications.
Nerida is also a full member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA), a Member of the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO), a full member of the Australian Institute of Packaging and is the youngest and first female to have ever received Life Membership to the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia for her significant contribution to the association and the wider industry. Her articles are published in an extensive range of publications across Australasia on a regular basis.
With over 27 years' experience in Association & Event Management and Public Relations Nerida has spent the majority of her career working with non-profit industry-based educational organisations and has extensive experience in working with volunteer driven associations.