Mr Geoffrey Starr

Specialist Director

G.A Hons, Business Studies, Marketing Major, GAICD


Mr Starr has a wealth of experience in international branded foods and is a well-known figure in Australia’s agriculture and food industry.

Mr Starr has worked for Unilever and been CEO for Mars Inc. Companies internationally, particularly in the animal nutrition and health industry and CEO of George Weston Foods.

Mr Starr was Chair of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, Australia’s first industry advocate to government, and was a Director of Foodbank. Mr Starr is currently a Director of:

  • Australian Pork Ltd
  • Food Innovation Australia Ltd
  • Birch & Waite Foods
  • CRC for Fight Food Waste.
  • Auscann Holdings

Mr Starr was formerly Chair of Cannpal Therapeutics Ltd.

In his role on the APL Board, Mr Starr is Chair of the Market Development Committee and also a member of the People and Culture Committee and Investment Committee.