Meet the ANZBake 2024 Judges!

Andrew O'Hara

Andrew has worked in the baking industry for over 40 years. After completing his bread baking apprenticeship in New Zealand, he headed to the UK where he gained invaluable experience at the London City & Guilds Patisserie. Andrew has judged at several international competitions.

Brendan Carter

Growing up in the small Victorian town of Heywood, Brendan spent his afternoons and weekends working shifts at the local bakery.

Brendan worked teaching at William Angliss and doing secondments with the Australian Wheat Board. For the past five years Brendan has been the Bakery Teacher at Ballarat’s Federation University.

Brendan brings a wealth of experience as a judge, judging many national competitions.

Ron Omelvena

Ron brings 55yrs of experience within the NZ baking industry. He once was the youngest to serve on the executive board of Baking NZ and brings a wealth of technical expertise as a judge.

Stewart Latter

Jason Mizzen

Shaun 'Pyney' Pyne

Shaun Pyne ran a successful finance business for more than 20 years before selling up and hitting the road to realise his life’s ambition of visiting every pie vendor and bakery in Australia, bar none.

Carolyn Cameron

Carolyn Cameron is Sector Action Plan Lead for End Food Waste Australia. She has over 40 years’ experience in environmental and strategic planning, working with the mining industry, universities, state and national governments. After leaving the role of Senior Executive with the national Department of Environment in 2015, she has been a strategic consultant on complex environmental management projects, including for the past 5 years focussing on working with industry and governments to reduce food waste.

Tony Smith

Anton Duc

Anton was called to the bar in April 2015. He has a broad practice with a particular focus in employment and family law. Since being called to the bar, Anton has represented a wide variety of clients from corporations and individuals and not for profits. He is the BAA workplace and IR relations barrister.