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Michael, Andrew and Chris Waring lead a team of food industry experts who are passionate in their commitment to be the best source of safe food.

Michael formed MWT Foods in 1990. He is CEO of the Waring Group, which includes investments in Australia, Vietnam and USA. He is chairman of MWT Foods USA and Laurel Foods USA (based in Oregon). Michael contributes to a number of industry organisations. He is chairman of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Foundation Council (INC). He is a former deputy chairman of the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) board and continues to provide direct support. Michael is also a founding member of ‘Nuts for Life Australia', a nutrition and health education initiative.

Michael Waring

Chairman and Managing Director

Andrew leads our global purchasing and sales, including key market and product development. He spends many months a year abroad, sourcing new products, auditing suppliers and meeting with customers. Having studied in Switzerland and lived in Germany, Andrew's respectful understanding of different cultures allows him to build strong partnerships with buyers and suppliers around the world. He is a committee member of the Australian Cashew Association (ACA) and a member of the INC's business integrity committee. 

Andrew Waring

Director and Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Marketing

Chris heads up our farm leasing and management programs. Alongside our MWT Macadamia General Manager Greg Ellis, he works closely with macadamia growers and farm owners. MWT Agri's experienced and dedicated team provides farm management services and production systems. Chris is passionate about supporting farmers and growing the future of the macadamia industry. He spent his early working life as a jackaroo, then managed the Waring family’s former properties Bulgary Station, west of Wagga Wagga, and Tinana Creek Plantations in South East Queensland. Chris has an Associate Diploma in Farm Management and Agricultural Science.

Chris Waring

Director and Manager, MWT Agri

Greg manages our macadamia division, working between our Melbourne office and Alstonville, in the heart of Australia's macadamia farming country. His role covers everything from the farm gate to the point of delivery, including procurement, grower liaison, production, transport and storage. Greg also manages local and international logistics for MWT Foods. He has extensive food industry experience, particularly in warehousing and logistics. Greg's qualifications include a Bachelor of Business in Accounting.

Greg Ellis

General Manager, MWT Macadamia

Working closely with all areas of our business, Rachael oversees our quality assurance program with absolute care and commitment. After developing MWT Foods' Approved Supplier Program, Rachael continues to drive quality innovation in the food industry in partnership with our customers and suppliers. Her passion for safe, wholesome food led MWT Foods to achieve Organic Certification and the successful development of several Certified Organic products. Rachael's qualifications include a Diploma in Quality Management Systems, Food Safety Management Systems Auditor Certification, Lead Auditing and a Bachelor of Communication.

Rachel Smith

Manager, Food Safety, Quality and Organic Program

 

Nhung oversees our nut-processing facilities in Vietnam and works closely with Rachael Smith to deliver our quality assurance program there. Nhung was educated in Singapore and has a degree in Marketing.

Nhung Pham

Vietnam Operations

Andreas works with Andrew Waring to deliver excellent service and communication to our customers, while also playing an important role in our logistics team. He joined MWT Foods as a graduate after completing an International Business Degree at RMIT University (Melbourne).

Andreas Pasek

Trade Assistant

Glenda manages our logistics team, running domestic and international logistics for all MWT Foods programs. Her expertise supports Andrew Waring and his team to maintain our exceptional standards of customer service. Glenda began her career with MWT Foods in 2004, gaining experience across all areas of the business before taking on this key role.

Glenda Smyrnis

International and Domestic Shipping Manager

 

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