Wayne Dredge has joined Emerging ag Inc in the role of Special Advisor.
Based in Australia, Wayne is the Managing Director and owner of Piscari Industries Pty Ltd, a small commercial fishing company, that he began in 2010. Piscari Industries operates multiple vessels across four separate state and national fisheries. He remains actively engaged in the commercial fishing industry as a board member of two industry associations, Seafood Industries Victoria and Southern Rock Lobster Ltd, as well as being a member of Victoria’s multi-stakeholder Rock Lobster Resource Assessment Group which is a scientific advisory body to the Rock Lobster sector in Victoria.
In 2014 Wayne was awarded an Australian Nuffield Scholarship which focussed on Innovation and Accountability in Commercial Fisheries. While undertaking his scholarship he travelled to over thirty countries researching different production practices and management structures across multiple food system sectors.
Upon completing his scholarship Wayne took on a voluntary role with Nuffield International which saw him planning and running agribusiness tours across south and east Africa as well as coordinating groups of farmers and small to medium agricultural enterprises to engage with UN policy processes at the UN Committee on Food Security and FAO symposium’s.
In 2022 Wayne led the negotiation team for the Private Sector Mechanism to the UN Committee on Food Security’s policy guidelines on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems.