Nerida Kelton

Australian Institute of Packaging, World Packaging Organisation

Executive Director, AIP and Vice President Sustainability & Save Food, World Packaging Organisation

Nerida Kelton is the Vice President Sustainability & Save Food, for the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and the Executive Director for the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP).

She has worked in the Packaging industry for over 26 years, with 24 years working for the AIP; the peak professional body for packaging training and education in Australasia.

As an active lecturer and trainer in the AIP educational portfolio Nerida is committed to helping educate and train packaging professionals in the importance of sustainable and circular packaging design, how to design out waste at the start and believes that it is important to showcase and recognise best practice in these areas. Earlier this year Nerida was awarded her Fellowship for her significant contribution to the packaging industry through training and education across the globe. She is also on the Collective Action Group for APCO, which is an advisory group to the Federal Government on the new mandatory packaging design regulations.

Nerida is also very passionate about educating the industry on the important role that packaging plays in minimising Food Waste and how designing Save Food Packaging can make a difference. She is the lead for the Save Food Packaging Consortium project within the End Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre, is published in this area, the lead for the Packaging Working Group on End Food Waste Australia and was the packaging representative on Australia’s National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee.

She recently joined the lecturing team from the Institute for the Master of Food & Packaging Innovation degree at the University of Melbourne and is also the coordinator of the Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards for Australia and New Zealand.

Nerida a Member of the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO), a Fellow of the AIP and the youngest and first female to have ever received Life Membership to the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Association.