OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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 was recently awarded a Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 Award.


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Sarah Pennell

General Manager & Company Secretary – 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)

Chief Information Officer – 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 that the Foodbank food ‘surprise chain’. Angus has recently been the driving force behind Foodbank’s new look and feel website.


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Michael Davidson

General Manager – National Food Chain – Foodbank Australia

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Michael heads up the Supply Chain team– representatives from Foodbank’s State and Territory offices to work on National Food Donors, agri programs, and globally unique collaborative Supply Programs. Michael works with our food partners through their supply chain, to identify sustainable ongoing solutions to capture products from the farm through to the retailers, always with the aim to keep the donations process simple for all parties.


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Ian Laing

General Manager - Strategic Partnerships- Foodbank Australia

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

He is excited about working closely with our valued financial donors to invest into Foodbank programs designed to help Australians in need.


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Jacqui Payne
B.Fin & IBM

National Program Manager – Agriculture – Foodbank Australia

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Jacqui has a background in agriculture and international trade having worked at Elders in their breeding livestock export business for 7 years. Prior to that, she worked for Consolidated Pastoral Company in the Northern Territory.
Jacqui is responsible for actively engaging with Foodbank’s valued National Donor organisations and supply chain partners, supporting the facilitation of the Key Staples Program, along with implementing and improving a variety of innovative food programs and collaborative supply programs such as the meat and grain programs.


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TJ Lim

National Program Manager - FMCG - Foodbank Australia

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TJ truly loves his role that embodies 18 years of work experience gathered across multiple disciplines including marketing, account and hospitality management, and community service. Prior to joining Foodbank Australia, he worked at Foodbank Victoria for 5 years managing food donor relationships. He is responsible for engaging with valued national donors to help raise greater awareness across departments within organizations and developing new relationships, along with supporting the facilitation of the Key Staples Program and sourcing new products.


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Rebecca Collins

Marketing and Communications Executive – Foodbank Australia

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Rebecca joined Foodbank Australia in July 2018, with over 15 years’ experience in public relations agencies.
At Foodbank, Rebecca manages social media platforms, media engagement, oversees the website, creates brand assets such as newsletters, brochures, flyers and is the campaign lead on the launch of Foodbank Hunger Report.


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Sarah Coggles

Partnerships Manager - Foodbank Australia

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Sarah joined Foodbank Australia in December 2018, with over 14 years’ experience in media and entertainment.

At Foodbank, Sarah is responsible for the ongoing management of national corporate partnerships, as well as fostering and executing new relationships that share in Foodbank’s vision to achieve an Australia without hunger.


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Helen Bell
B.A. (Hons)

Corporate Partnerships Executive - Foodbank Australia

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Helen joined Foodbank in July 2019 from a corporate fundraising background in the UK.

At Foodbank Helen is responsible for the ongoing management of national corporate partnerships as well as developing new relationships that share Foodbank’s vision to end hunger in Australia.


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Polly Kasif

Admin Coordinator - Foodbank Australia

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Polly joined Foodbank Australia in December 2018. She is responsible for all administrative duties at Foodbank Australia.

This is her first role as an admin coordinator and she is enjoying working with Foodbank.


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OUR BOARD

Tony Froggatt
LLB MBA Hons

Independent Non-Executive Director. Chair of the Foodbank Australia Board

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Tony has over 40 years’ experience in the international food and beverage sector including business and brand development, marketing and distribution in mature and developing markets. He is also a director of Brambles Ltd.


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Peter Kelly

Member (NSW & ACT) Non-Executive Director Foodbank Australia Board

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Peter has over 40 years’ senior executive experience in the food and beverage manufacturing industry at Nestle. He was leader of the Corporate Affairs function and responsible for Nestle Oceania’s external media, government relations, consumer services and legal team. Peter is now an independent management consultant.


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Peter Mansell
B.Com LLB HDip Tax

Member (WA) Appointed Non-Executive Director Foodbank Australia Board

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Peter has 36 years as partner in law firms practicing commercial and resources law and on the boards of directors of a number of ASX listed public companies predominantly in the resources sector. He is Chair of Foodbank Western Australia and also Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, CQ Select Pty Ltd and the Cancer Research Fund Pty Ltd. He is a Director of Z-Filter Pty Ltd.


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Terry O’Brien

Independent Non-Executive Director Foodbank Australia Board

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Terry has over 40 years’ experience in the food industry. He was Managing Director of Simplot Australia from 2001 prior to which he was Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. He is also chair of AG Thompson (Kookaburra Sport) and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and director of Food Innovation Australia Limited and former chair of the Australian Food and Grocery Council.


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Simon Schrapel

Member (SA) Appointed Non-Executive Director Foodbank Australia Board

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Simon is Chief Executive of Uniting Communities. He has over 30 years experience in the social and community services field in the UK, Sri Lanka and Australia involving positions in local government, State Government and non-government organisations. He is director of the Australian Council of Social Service and Families Australia.


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Tanya Barden

Independent Non-Executive Director Foodbank Australia Board

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Tanya is CEO of the Australia Food and Grocery Council. She has significant experience at senior executive levels in both the public and private sectors as well as experience in the food and grocery sector. She was AFGC Director of Economics, Trade and Sustainability and prior to that worked in various roles at the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission and the energy retailer ActewAGL.


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Dorothy Coombe

Board Member (Victoria) Non-Executive Director Foodbank Australia Board

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Dorothy has significant experience in marketing including ownership of Coombe Telephone Marketing Pty Ltd. She is Chair of Foodbank Victoria, Chair of the Country Women’s Association and former board member of the Australian Telemarketing Association.


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Bob Newey
GAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director Foodbank Australia Board

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Bob has 35 years of experience in the food sector as a retail advisor with private equity investment firms and as a member of the senior manager group with leadership of a national retail division within Woolworths Ltd. He is a non-executive director on a number of ASX- listed and public companies.


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Anthony Gregorio
Dip Vis Com ISP Dip Adv Mark Cert

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Anthony has over 25 years’ experience in the UK and Australia in the fields of advertising and marketing both in agencies and inhouse. He was with Havas Worldwide Australia for 15 years, the last six as Group CEO. He is currently CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi.


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Linda Venables
BSc (Hons), FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director Foodbank Australia Board

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Linda has over thirty years business experience across the UK, Europe and Australia in manufacturing, enterprise systems deployment and supply chain, driving large scale transformational programs, with a keen focus on safety, the customer and change management


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