Keynote Speaker

Jennifer Alden

Deputy Mayor, City of Greater Bendigo

Dr Jennifer Alden is a Health Broker, bringing people together to activate ideas to improve community health and wellbeing. She runs Growing Change, working to strengthen local health, environmental and social outcomes, and has three decades working in the health sector with a special interest in food policy, as well as chair of the Bendigo Regional Food Alliance.

Her previous role was CEO of urban agriculture not for profit, Cultivating Community. She has been part of consortia that completed feasibility studies for food hub development for Greater Bendigo, Wangaratta and Wyndham Councils and was one of the organisers of the 2017 Australian Community Food Hubs conference.