Mingan is a professor of animal nutrition at the University of New England in Australia.
Academically, Mingan is well-known for his work in carbohydrate chemistry and nutrition, feed enzymes, necrotic enteritis and net energy.
As an industry leader, Mingan led the Australian Poultry Cooperative Research Centre as CEO for 14 years and then was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Relations at the University of New England in 2017.
Mingan has published over 350 articles and supervised many students.
Annie Lane works as one of the Manager, Research for the AgriFutures Australia Chicken Meat program. Annie manages projects which fall under the food safety, environment and consumer needs objectives of the Chicken Meat RD&E Plan 2019-22.
Having grown up on sheep and cattle property near Delungra in Northern NSW she attended Charles Sturt University, (CSU) in Wagga Wagga completing a Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) with her honours project focused on parasitology in freshwater fish.
Annie began working with AgriFutures Australia in late 2018 as Coordinator, Research and worked across a variety of industries including Pasture Seeds, Thoroughbred Horse and Honey Bee and Pollination Programs and more recently Deer, Buffalo, Goat Fibre and Kangaroo Programs.
Noella Powell is the Innovation Engagement Coordinator at Australian Eggs, where she manages R&D projects, runs producer workshops and oversees the running of the egg industry’s QA program. Noella is passionate about delivering research which benefits egg producers, as being able to contribute to the Australian agricultural industry is the realisation of a lifelong dream.