OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Brianna Casey

Chief Executive Officer – Foodbank Australia

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Brianna joined Foodbank Australia in July 2016, following her successful three-year term as Chief Executive Officer of Australian Childcare Alliance New South Wales. Previously, she’d spent 14 years in agri-politics, both in NSW and Queensland. She is passionate about social justice issues as well as sustainability and has been awarded a Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 Award.


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Sarah Pennell

Chief Operating Officer – Foodbank Australia

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Sarah manages the governance of Foodbank Australia, the Leadership Team and Board and is the driving force behind the statistics and research portfolio which includes Foodbank’s annual Hunger Report. She came to Foodbank from a long career in the food industry focussing on supporting and promoting primary producers and their products. She was General Manager – Professional Services at Horticulture Australia overseeing the delivery of a $70m annual R&D and marketing program for the fresh produce and nursery and garden industries.


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Angus Laing
B.A. (Hons)

General Manager - Information Management – Foodbank Australia

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Angus is responsible for the direction and execution of national IT projects at Foodbank, ensuring that IT delivers the best return on investment for Foodbank and can respond to the unique challenges of the food relief sector. Angus has been the driving force behind the look and feel of the Foodbank website.


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Michael Davidson

General Manager – National Supply Chain – Foodbank Australia

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Michael heads up the Supply Chain team and works closely with representatives from Foodbank Members on National Food Donors, Agri programs, and our globally unique Collaborative Supply Programs. Michael works with our food partners through their supply chain, identifying sustainable and ongoing solutions to capture products from the farm through to the retailers with the aim of keeping the donation process simple for all parties.


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Ian Laing

General Manager - Strategic Partnerships - Foodbank Australia

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Ian joined Foodbank Australia in April 2019, with nearly 20 years of experience in corporate partnerships.

He works closely with our valued financial donors to invest into Foodbank programs designed to help Australians in need.


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Rebecca Collins

General Manager – Marketing and Communications – Foodbank Australia

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Rebecca joined Foodbank Australia in July 2018, with over 20 years’ experience in public relations agencies.
Rebecca is passionate about the hunger issue in Australia and how we can normalise asking for help.

Rebecca and her small, yet effective and creative team, work closely with Foodbank Members on projects to raise the Foodbank profile including the management of social media, digital marketing, editorial, cause related marketing campaigns and effective stakeholder management.


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Nikki Reyes

National Partnerships Manager- Foodbank Australia

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Nikki joined Foodbank Australia in July 2022 after a background in accounts management, operations and marketing in the medico-legal and insurance industry, and later in community fundraising within the not-for-profit sector.

Nikki is passionate about providing food relief to everyday Australians in need and committed to tackling Australia’s food waste problem. At Foodbank, Nikki works with corporate partners as they help to end hunger in Australia.


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Julie Lin

National Partnerships Manager - Foodbank Australia

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Julie joined Foodbank Australia in November 2023 after working in corporate partnerships, franchise business development and client management across various fitness organisations in both the APAC and US regions.

Julie is expanding Foodbank’s corporate partnership portfolio, leveraging strategic collaborations to drive growth and innovation. Excitement fuels her commitment to cultivating meaningful connections and fostering mutually beneficial relationships.


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Tayla Field

National Supply Chain Manager – Fresh/Chilled - Foodbank Australia

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Tayla joined Foodbank Australia in November 2022 and has experience across the horticultural supply chain, including on farm, in FMCG manufacturing, account management and commercial sales. Tayla has also been involved in programs sharing the story of agriculture to primary and high school students.

Tayla is proud to be supporting Foodbank’s Agri partners and is responsible for maintaining and expanding Foodbank’s portfolio of fresh food partnerships and programs.


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Hannah Luxford

National Partnerships Manager - Foodbank Australia

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Hannah joined Foodbank Australia in September 2023 after working in corporate partnerships and digital marketing across the international humanitarian aid and sporting sectors.

Hannah works closely with our national partners to support programs that help fight food insecurity, foster sustainability, and reduce food waste


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Lauren Hofer

National Supply Chain Manager – Longlife & Non-Foods - Foodbank Australia

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Lauren joined Foodbank Australia in September 2023 with experience in logistics, and an educational background in public health. Lauren works with our national partners, fostering relationships and programs that contribute to ending hunger in Australia.

Lauren collaborates with new and existing partners, forming lasting solutions that reduce food waste and encourage food security and sustainability.


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Polly Kasif

Accounts Clerk - Foodbank Australia

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Polly joined Foodbank Australia in December 2018.
With experience in Admin and the Research/Data team, Polly has moved into the Accounts Clerk role and is responsible for day-to-day accounts payable and receivable.


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Alisha Williams

Digital Marketing Executive - Foodbank Australia

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Alisha joined Foodbank Australia in May 2021 after working for a Public Relations agency while completing her Bachelor’s degree.
Alisha uses her marketing, graphic design and video editing skills to help spread awareness of Foodbank Australia and break down the stigma of reaching out for help with food relief.


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Kathryn Howard

Accountant - Foodbank Australia

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Kathy has been an Accountant in the Foodbank family since 2016 and looks after most of Foodbank Australia’s finances. She has been in the not for profit sector for over 15 years and during her time at Foodbank has developed an extensive understanding of Foodbank’s specialised needs and important relationships with both suppliers and clients.
In the world of finance, Kathy finds it gratifying to work in a company in which it’s sole purpose is giving.


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Parth Zalawadia

National Purchasing Officer - Foodbank Australia

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Parth joined Foodbank Australia in June 2022, following his educational background in supply chain management.
Parth looks after the purchasing programs for Foodbank Australia and is passionate about identifying prerequisites to deliver the best outcomes for the organisation.


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Daniel Keisler

National Logistics Co-ordinator - Foodbank Australia

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Daniel joined Foodbank Australia in September 2023 with a background in logistics and is proud to utilise his skills to help end hunger in Australia.

Daniel works with Foodbank Members and our logistics partners alongside supporting our national donors and national food programs.


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Alexandra Zhen

Research Analyst - Foodbank Australia

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Alexandra joined Foodbank Australia in October 2023 and has a background in consulting, specialising in market research. Alexandra is a dualist, experienced in both quantitative and qualitative research, previously working with brands such as Ferrero, Unilever, L’Oreal, BOSCH and The Richmond Group.

Alexandra applies her expertise in the not-for-profit space to help Foodbank fight food insecurity, foster sustainability, and reduce food waste through high quality research.


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Nathan Cox

Administration Co-ordinator - Foodbank Australia

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Nathan joined Foodbank Australia after four years working as an Assistant Pastor for a local church in Darlinghurst. He is responsible for all things Administration and is excited to be part of a team that are continuing to be on the front foot to source food relief for all Australians in need.


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Kieran Dennis

Marketing & Communications Coordinator - Foodbank Australia

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Kieran joined Foodbank Australia in January 2024 following a Marketing role in the mental health industry and a Bachelor’s degree in Media.

With an interest in storytelling and content creation, Kieran is utilising his skills to share the stories of those in need and raise awareness of the importance of Foodbank’s work across the country.


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