Professor Robert Van Barneveld
Robert van Barneveld is Group CEO and Managing Director of the Sunpork Group of Companies which includes SunPork Farms (farming approximately 40,000 sows across Australia), PIC Australia, Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory and SunPork Fresh Foods.
In addition to his work with SunPork, Prof van Barneveld is also a Director of the Pork CRC Ltd and the Australasian Pig Research Institute Ltd, Chairman of the Autism CRC Ltd, a Director of PIC New Zealand Ltd, and is a Non-Executive Director of the ASX-listed Ridley Corporation (Australia’s largest stockfeed manufacturer). He was formerly a Director of Australian Pork Ltd, Roseworthy Piggery Pty Ltd, Porkscan Pty Ltd and Social Skills Training Pty Ltd.
In addition to his corporate roles, Robert has extensive experience as a scientist and nutritionist for pigs and poultry in Australia and overseas and specializes in the characterization and understanding of feed ingredients. He has worked widely with feedmills and livestock producers in Asia over the past 25 years and has a PhD in amino acid nutrition of monogastrics.
Robert is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australasian Pig Science Association, a Life Member of Autism Queensland, is a Registered Animal Nutritionist and is an Adjunct Professor within the School of Environmental and Rural Science at the University of New England.