Foodbank Australia announces new CEO

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April 14, 2014
New CEO Jason Hincks

New CEO Jason Hincks

Foodbank Australia today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jason Hincks as Chief Executive Officer effective 28 April. Jason will replace outgoing CEO, John Webster, who is retiring after five years at the helm of Australia’s largest food relief agency.

“Under John’s stewardship we’ve achieved unprecedented growth,” said Enzo Allara, Foodbank Australia’s Chairman. “John has worked tirelessly to increase Foodbank’s volumes and enhance our capability to deliver the key staple foods that are the lifeblood of our supply to charities. His legacy will underpin our future expansion as we strive to ensure that no Australian in crisis goes hungry.”

Hincks joins Foodbank Australia from the highly successful men’s health charity Movember, where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to moving into the not-for-profit space, he developed his marketing, management and strategic skills in organisations both in Australia and the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Business and an MBA, with a speciality in International Business and Strategy.

“We are seeing the number of food insecure people in Australia increase at an alarming rate,” Allara said. “In response we’ve set ourselves a target of doubling our volumes just as traditional food rescue channels are plateauing. We’ve developed a strategy to address this and we’re well placed for Jason to bring to bear his wealth of experience in the area of rapid growth management and fundraising coming, as he does, from an organisation that in 10 years has spread to 21 countries and raised $576 million in aid of men’s health programs.”

Retiring CEO John Webster

Retiring CEO John Webster

“Foodbank is making a real difference in the lives of the millions of Australians who are doing it tough,” said Hincks. “I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to work with the passionate people in this organisation to build on its incredible success and lead Foodbank Australia into an exciting new phase.”

“On behalf of the Foodbank Australia Board and I’m sure our many partners, I would like to thank John Webster for his outstanding contribution and wish him well in his retirement,” Allara said.

Media enquiries:

Natasha Carroll
Foodbank Media Relations
Red Agency
Ph: 02 9963 7725
Mob: 0412 765 672
natasha.carroll@redagency.com.au

Jackie Holt
Foodbank Media Relations
Red Agency
Ph: 02 9963 7857
Mob: 0422 541 075
Jackie.holt@redagency.com.au