Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources

Dr Mirjana Prica (Chair)

Dr Mirjana Prica

A trained scientist with a doctorate in physical chemistry, Dr Prica has a wide-range of national and international experience in research and executive roles working with private enterprise, not-for-profit and research institutions.

Now Managing Director of Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), a not-for-profit organisation established under the Federal Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative, Dr Prica previously worked with multi-national organisations including George Weston Foods, Associated British Foods and CSIRO.

In her current position, Dr Prica is responsible for identifying, developing and leading the strategic vision for the Australian food and agribusiness industry to facilitate sector growth, build capability and foster connections and collaborations between stakeholders.

In 2016, in celebration of the innovations occurring across the industry, Dr Prica published a book that profiled 50 Australian companies that had launched new products within the sector in 2014.