General Manager Research and Innovation
Ms Heather Channon is currently General Manager – Research and Innovation at Australian Pork Limited. Heather has worked for APL since 2005 in various roles within the Research and Innovation Division. Her areas of responsibility have included the management of R&D programs in food safety, product traceability, processing and product innovation, production, meat science and carcase composition and the implementation of these research outcomes by industry. Heather is currently completing her PhD at The University of Melbourne with her PhD program focused on developing an eating quality system for the Australian pork industry (with support from both the Pork CRC and APL). Prior to this, Heather was a Research Scientist (Meat Science) with the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, Werribee from 1995-2005. In this role, Heather conducted many research projects to understand the impact of processing and post-slaughter factors on pork quality attributes.