Rod Arenas, FIAL
General Manager Commerical

Lead Food and Agribusiness Industry Growth Centre commercial and market strategies for the country in building capabilities, creating connections and sharing knowledge across Australia and globally.

To deliver national and international projects, sector development improvement, analysis, future modelling, and industry transformation. Provide leadership with a fresh prospective, outside the box thinking and building resilience within the industry, via providing funding to encourage cutting edge innovation, accelerating commercially driven collaboration, opening new market opportunities thus growing the share of Australian food in the global marketplace. Outcome focus, verifiable results in breaking new ground, driven to succeed by leading organisations to transform into the businesses of tomorrow via challenging status quo. Rod believes in thinking differently by removing barriers and having a vision for a better future.

Senior Executive, Rod Arenas has extensive industry knowledge of both the local and international food and agribusiness markets. He has worked in buying and category management with industry heavy weights. He is an expert in emerging trends, brand and product management and product development. He brings a combination of commercial qualifications – postgraduate in international trade focusing on global trading. Rod has a wealth of experience in e-commerce and management in both imports and exports at large FMCG organisations within retail, shipping, international trade documentation and banking including ANL, MSC, JP Morgan and ANZ.