Breaking News on Food Safety & Quality Control

News > R&D

Read more breaking news


News in brief

PwC to help ISO standard compliance

Post a comment

By Joe Whitworth+



PwC has established a specialist food and agribusiness advisory team and food safety assurance offering in Australia.

The business is an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) service provider that will specialise in advisory services related to compliance with ISO standards and training for compliance officers in large businesses.

It will be led by Peter Chandler who has more than 30 years of experience in the food safety industry.

Peter Buchholz, PwC assurance partner, said it can support Australian food and agribusinesses in monitoring and maintaining compliance.

“The complementary skills of training and certification enable PwC to meet the demand for ISO Services and our projections are that training and certification will be significant part of our Australian and regional business within two years,” he said.

“We’re encouraged by the fact that more and more clients are seeking a service provider who not only knows their business but can help assure them about the quality expected from Australian food products into our largest markets in Asia.”

PwC recently acquired an Australian ISO Training Organisation, the Auditor Training Centre, which continues to be led by Carrie Jones and Andrew Barham.

Meanwhile, the advisory team will be led by Greg Quinn, Ben Craw and Tim Lee who will help Australian farmers, investors and agribusiness clients.

Troy Porter, PwC deals leader said the food and agribusiness sector is a key future driver of economic growth for Australia.

“The sector’s growth potential is enormous. By 2050 it has been estimated that Australia has an opportunity to capture an additional $0.7tn to $1.7tn in agricultural exports,” he said.

“Our new dedicated partners bring more than 45 years combined experience and significantly boost our knowledge and advisory capabilities. They will work alongside the 400 plus staff we have who already work with food and agribusinesses clients as part of their portfolios.”

The specialist advisory service includes financial and commercial advisory, accounting and audit and tax and legal advice.

Post a comment

Comment title *
Your comment *
Your name *
Your email *

We will not publish your email on the site

I agree to Terms and Conditions

These comments have not been moderated. You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment. Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments. If you wish to complain about a comment please use the "REPORT ABUSE" button or contact the editors.

Related products

Related suppliers

Key Industry Events


Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...

Promotional Features