Jacqui Wilson-Smith has been driving strategy and innovating in food, drinks and agribusiness, since 1995 when she switched from being an accountant with Ernst & Young into a disruptive innovator.
Today, Jacqui is the Global Innovation Manager at McCormick with HQ in Baltimore USA. McCormick is the parent company of Australian herb & spice brand, Gourmet Garden. Jacqui is also Co-founder and Chair of FAN (Food & Agribusiness Network), Australia’s fastest growing food cluster group, Board Advisor to Perth-based Traveller’s Choice (Australia’s leading network of independent travel companies) and a member of Queensland’s Manufacturing Ministerial Committee providing government advice on strategic matters relating to manufacturing.
In 2017, Jacqui was the Queensland recipient of the AgriFuture’s Rural Woman’s Award for her innovative contributions to food and agriculture spanning 25 years.