BEd. As founding company director, Melinda leads Infocus Food Safety's food safety consultancy and training services and oversees the company's food safety management projects. She plays an active research role to continuously improve food safety services and ensure all clients are meeting changing legislative requirements. Melinda also facilitates the development and ongoing management of HACCP Programs for hospitals running cook-chill operations and hotel clients who aim to achieve and maintain HACCP Certification.
As a pioneer provider and adviser in the development of food safety supervisor training in Victoria, Melinda now regularly advises and assists foodservice businesses across Australia to meet their food safety regulatory and training requirements. She also works with large organisations, such as Spotless,to develop and review food safety program templates that have the flexibility to meet the legislative and business requirements of a wide range of foodservice sectors across Australia and New Zealand. In recent years she has gained skills and experience in successfully building and administering Food Safety Programs via online portals.
With qualifications in education, workplace training, HACCP and Safe Quality Food (SQF™) Melinda has developed and facilitated training and professional development programs for Queensland Health (Hospitals), Allity, Bupa Care Services, Sofitel Melbourne, Krispy Kreme and Environmental Health Australia. Melinda is currently completing her MBA with Deakin University.
Memberships: Institute of Managers and Leaders, Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare.
BHSc. As company director, Simon guarantees all client services are scheduled and completed to the highest standard. For multi-site aged care organisations, Simon liaises with hospitality and food services managers to ensure their food safety programs achieve corporate consistency whilst being customised for each facility. He provides regular feedback and updates to clients in relation to managing food related risks and changes to legislation. Simon also works with mangers and chefs at individual facilities to assist and facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of food safety policies, programs and procedures. With qualifications in Health Sciences, Training and Assessment and 10 years’ experience as a food safety consultant, Simon is a knowledgeable and respected trainer and consultant to the aged care sector. Simon uses his personable and lively nature to create an engaging learning environment.
IHHC Healthcare Network Member
BHSc. As a public health professional and leading writer and reviewer of food safety programs for aged care organisations and hospitals, Jaclyn has an intimate knowledge of the food safety training and management requirements for organisations providing food to vulnerable people in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia. With cook-chill expertise and over 14 years' experience as a food safety consultant, trainer and regulatory food safety auditor (Level 4 – High Risk Food), Jaclyn readily responds to our clients' technical food safety requests and queries and will always go the 'extra mile' to resolve issues they may face. She thoroughly enjoys her training role delivering Food Handler, Food Safety Supervisor and Food Hygiene Refresher courses across Australia. She consistently receives excellent feedback from course participants who enjoy her unique personable approach and entertaining case studies.
IHHC Healthcare Network Member
BSc. As a food safety professional, Lian’s most recent experience prior to joining Infocus has been leading and supporting quality assurance teams in the manufacturing industry. Lian has successfully designed and implemented full and partial aspects of complex Quality Management Systems for a number of clients and also has a broad range of experience in foodservice, retail, administration and logistics. She is adept at adapting practical user-friendly platforms and food safety requirements to the needs of an organisation and its workplace processes.
Lian is very passionate in applying safe food handling practices with a hands-on and supportive approach in both her training and consulting work. She encourages strong relationships and open communication with Infocus clientele and is a keen advocate of professional and continuous development.
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology member and HHC Healthcare Network Member
Corporate Administrator/Business Trainer
MMgt. FIML. With tertiary qualifications in business, management and training, Sharen has almost 25 years experience working in senior management and business consulting roles in both national and multinational corporations. She has worked in a range of industry sectors including automotive, building/construction equipment and IT and continues to manage her own successful business enterprises in IT services and consulting. Sharen is currently completing a Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and a Diploma of Training Delivery and Design.