OUR PATRON AND BOARD
Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania
Simon joined the Board to help drive processes to encourage Tasmanians to eat more fruits and vegetables, along with other key food groups, as part of a healthy eating plan.
Simon has worked in community and regional development for over 25 years. He has expertise in sustainable natural resource management and the environment. His work has included working with all levels of government in a range of projects and key research organisations.
He worked as an advisor to the Minister David Llewellyn. This advisory work extended into his past role as CEO with the Cherry Growers Australia where he provided advice on agriculture, trade and regional development to State and Federal Ministers.
Since mid-2017 his consultancy, Boughey and Associates, has worked on a number of local and national regional development projects.
Jamie is a Director of Southern Food Service, a group of companies that wholesale to the Tasmania Hospitality Sector.
Jamie joined the Board in 2017 and brings significant expertise regarding supply chains and the hospitality sector.
He is a keen supporter of Tasmanian growers and producers, procuring and wholesaling fresh and value-added food products through his group of businesses.
Kate is a Finance Executive with over a decade experience working in a variety of industries including private practice, metals manufacturing and technology. Kate is the Chief Financial Officer of the Collective Intelligence Group, a global company providing software and improving safety standards to manufacturing equipment.
Kate completed the Tasmanian Leaders program in 2017 and is passionate about ensuring Tasmania and its residents can continue to thrive in a sustainable way. She is an independent director of Landcare Tasmania and uses her corporate leadership and financial skills to support the growth of this local not- for- profit.
Joining the Eat Well Tas Board as Treasurer in 2019, Kate’s passion for educating communities about eating well, sustainably and seasonally will help support Eat Well’s vision and futuresuccess.
Caroline is a Barrister with Michael Kirby Chambers in Hobart and practises in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Protection, Coronial law and general litigation and appears regularly in the Magistrates Court and Supreme Court of Tasmania.
Caroline spent 13 years with Tasmania Police in numerous roles and as a legal policy officer with the Director of Public Health in tobacco control, alcohol and drug policy and public and environmental law, including food safety regulation.
She joined the Board of Eat Well in 2011 with a passion for population health. Tracing her family tree back to the First Fleet and early Tasmania, Caroline maintains a loyalty to fresh Tasmanian produce from our wonderful State.
Abby is the Content Manager for Aurora Energy. In the recent past she worked in the aquaculture sector in Tasmania as a Brand Manager. Abby is an enthusiastic advocate for holistic health and nutrition and lives in the Huon Valley with her husband who is a Farm Manager at Huon Aquaculture.
Both are passionate and proud Tasmanians who enjoy travelling around Tasmania enjoying the beautiful food on offer and learning from our producers and artisans whenever they can. Together with her husband she also runs a small commercial Tasmanian Native Pepper Berry orchard.
Abby has an undergraduate degree in International Business and Marketing from the University of Tasmania and in 2014 was awarded a Nuffield International Farming Scholarship to study food marketing overseas. A report outlining key recommendations for Tasmanian producers wishing to use provenance to market their products was presented in 2016.
Abby is extremely motivated by her role with the Eat Well Tasmania Board and broader network and excited to be part of a great team of like-minded people working together to help influence positive change to the health of all Tasmanians.
Finn joined the Board as he is passionate about promoting healthy eating. Finn believes there are many myths about healthy eating and is pleased to sit on the Board of an organisation that helps people navigate through this.
Finn Dorney is a Private Client Adviser at Shadforth Financial Group. Finn has Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Systems degree from the University of Tasmania, and Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning. Finn also holds the internationally recognised CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® practitioner designation, the highest certification within the financial planning industry.
Finn has worked with Shadforth Financial Group since 2004 and has gained broad experience within the financial advice industry. Finn is passionate about developing and maintaining long term relationships with his clients and enjoys helping people achieve their personal financial goals. Finn also sits on the Board of The Nick Balcombe Foundation Inc.
Ainstie has been the Executive Chef at Government House for many years with her first stint starting in that position in 1987 as the first female Executive Chef and the youngest at 24. She has left a few times to explore other work and to refresh her skills.
This is her fourth time back to Government House working in the same capacity but this time including a big involvement in the new community engagement program which includes student work placements, day programmes for veterans, and teacher development.
She is involved with lots of community fundraisers and information sessions with community groups, and numerous school kitchens preparing and serving the food the students have grown and preparing meals for large charity functions.
She is a member of the Rotary Club of Salamanca and is past president of the club where she also served on the board for three years. Ainstie is a strong and ardent supporter of small, local produce suppliers and she constantly promotes and advocates the importance and benefits of eating their food.
She is also deeply interested in making Tasmanian local produce accessible and affordable to all families. Ainstie is super excited to be part of such a dynamic, focused board that is working closely with professionals and the community. Ainstie is also a board member of Volunteering Tasmania
Jane has worked Drysdale for the last 15 years as a teacher in Hospitality. IN the last years she has managed Drysdale across all programs including Cookery, Butchery, Bakery, Event Management, Tourism and Hospitality.
She has strong relationships with peak industry bodies such as Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania, Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Business Events Tasmania and Destinations Southern Tasmania. These relationships have assisted students to gain valuable work experience and opened doors for future employment.
Jane was president for the Women in Tourism and Hospitality Association for three years initiating the inclusion of Hospitality into the group’s name as acknowledgement of the synergies between Tourism and Hospitality. She has been a member of this association for 8 years. She is also a member of Skal Hobart Tasmania, a Tourism networking group who meet monthly.
Keeping a work life balance Jane is keen runner a member of Endure and a regular participant in Parkruns and fun runs. She has just been named in the Run the Bridge Legends Club having completed 9 consecutive years of Running the Bridge.
Jane is passionate about the hospitality and tourism industry. With her knowledge and understanding of this dynamic industry she adds value to the Eat Well Tasmania Board.
Caroline is a part-time teacher and is part of a family-run dairy in South East Tasmania. Caroline’s family has recently released their own brand of milk in the south of the state trading as Bream Creek Dairy. Caroline is passionate about supporting everything local and helping regional producers work together for community events like the Bream Creek Show and Farmer’s Market. Caroline is keen to see greater development in local events where regional producers work together to showcase their goods.
Working as a teacher for 30 years, she has seen the power that positive eating education, school veggie patches, healthy cooking, especially with school grown produce and promoting nude lunch boxes, can do, but she worries that the learning is not often carried into adulthood.
Caroline has recently become a Wedding Celebrant and especially enjoys meeting a wide range of joyful people and sharing the wonderful and diverse stories during the ceremonies. Caroline has held positions on many committees and Eat Well Tasmania is her first position on a Board. She intends to really get her teeth into promoting healthy living for all Tasmanians.
Michelle has a strong interest in healthy eating which has resulted from both her personal and professional experience.
At home, she is raising 2 small children and setting up good eating habits for her family.
Professionally she works for the University of Tasmania as the Acting Associate Director of Marketing. The University believe there’s more than one path to higher education, and that learning is different for every individual. They know that everyone has the capacity to learn, improve, and achieve.
She is an active and motivated Board member with over 20 years in marketing and advertising.
Michelle specialises in client and stakeholder management, high level strategy, people leadership including creative and financial team management, marketing and communications and campaign execution and management.