Keynote Speaker

Sarah Saxton

Agribusiness and Food Facilitator, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Currently Agribusiness and Food Facilitator for the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Sarah Saxton has her roots in rural Australia having grown up in country NSW.

Sarah spent several years working in the Dairy industry before moving to Mornington to pursue her passion for building local food systems, implementing the regions local food strategy with a Food Industry Advisory Body (FIAB), working with the Shires’ planning department to support Green Wedge planning decisions, advocacy on regional food issues and individual business support to a range of Agricultural and Food businesses in the region.

Sarah also runs a small winery with her husband Tom McCarthy.