Short Bio Kris Lloyd AM 2021
Kris Lloyd is Director and Head cheesemaker of Woodside Cheese Wrights, established in1994, a specialist cheese maker of goat, cow and buffalo cheeses, based in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. Kris is self-taught and is supported by a passionate team of cheesemakers.
Kris has pioneered a style of cheese making in Australia that creative and innovative. Her recent interests include the incorporation Indigenous Australian Ingredients in her cheeses including Native Australian Green Ants.
Kris founded CheeseFest&FERMENT Festival in 2006, a festival designed to raise awareness of specialty cheese and local food and beverage businesses in the State.
Woodside Cheese Wrights has won numerous cheese awards including Grand Dairy Award in 2004 and 2011.
In 2016 Kris’s Anthill Cheese topped with Native Australian Green Ants scored number 11 from 3021 other entries at the World Cheese Awards, judged in San Sebastian, Spain. Kris is an International Cheese Judge and local wine and food Judge.
In 2010 Kris won the Telstra Business Women’s National Award for Business Innovation.
2012 Kris was inducted into the prestigious International Cheesemakers Guilde des Fromagers, in France.
Kris was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2020 Queens Birthday Honours list
Kris is one of the South Australia’s Food and Wine Ambassadors and is a fervent supporter of the Industry as a whole.
Role and hopes for ILF
The main focus of the ILF is something that I am very passionate about, and that is “leadership.” Good leaders show great respect for others, they are fearless, good listeners, visionaries, excellent communicators and supporters of their community. The ILF assists leaders to realise and reach their full potential by providing funding for further leadership development.
Through this assistance the ILF has seen many scholars reach the next level in their careers and leadership journey.
My hopes are that we continue this good work of uncovering and discovering future leaders that are progressive and passionate individuals that will grow the prosperity of our great State South Australia.
Leadership is a never-ending journey, having the skills to deal with the disruptive nature of our times has never been more important and relevant. It is so incredibly important to stay fresh and alive as leaders always.
I commend the ILF in providing this opportunity for so many scholars in the past and for those to come in the future.