FAN Board

FAN is governed by a board responsible for ensuring that FAN operates in adherence to both the Corporations Act (2001) and the FAN Constitution. The board is also responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organisation, as well as providing general oversight of FAN’s operations including establishment of and adherence to policies and procedures. The board, together with FAN management, is entrusted with ensuring all monies received (including grants, sponsorships and membership fees) are appropriately managed and that FAN remains solvent.

The FAN Board consists of seven volunteer directors, four of whom are Elected Directors and three being Appointed Directors. FAN’s Directors give generously with their time and expertise to ensure that FAN provides consistently high levels of service and opportunities to its members.

Jacqui Price

Jacqui is a passionate marketer with extensive experience in marketing, brand strategy, and new product commercialisation in the food, agribusiness and beverage industries. Jacqui is currently the Marketing Manager for the Australian Macadamia industry, promoting Australian grown macadamias to the world.

Megan Brabant

Megan is a passionate FMCG marketer with over 18 years sales and marketing experience in both the B2C and B2C environments. Megan is currently the marketing director at McCormick Foods Australia, leading consumer portfolio of well known brands including Gourmet Garden, Aeroplane Jelly and McCormick within Australia and New Zealand.

Dave Cohen

Dave is the Managing Director of Biofields Pty Ltd and has a passion for developing biological (agro ecological, regenerative) systems for organic food production. 

Brent Deller

Brent is Founder and Director, First Batch Coffee Roasters & The Coffee Training Co. Coffee training and education are his true passion.

Mick Hay

After more than 12 years in corporate agribusiness in senior management across sales and the supply chain, Mick recognised the need for a specialist recruiter to answer the unique needs of both agribusiness and supply chain companies and candidates.

Mark Peters

Mark has over 30 years experience in business and has held CEO roles in a number of international companies across a diverse range of industries including manufacturing and engineering.

FAN Team

Emma Greenhatch

Emma has had more than 17 year’s experience working in the food and agribusiness industry for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Renowned for her strong networks and leadership skills, Emma is a translator of ideas into strategies and actions that deliver positive and sustainable outcomes.

Nicole McNaughton

Communications Manager
With over 16 years of local and international marketing communication experience, Nicole has developed and implemented internal and external marketing communication strategies for companies in the tourism, FMCG, banking and investment industries.

Tanya Arnold

Member Coordinator - Sunshine Coast
Tanya Arnold is a project management professional with experience working for both the private and public sectors. Tanya commenced her career working in the hotel and tourism industries gaining international experience in London at the world-class Great Eastern Hotel, and closer to home at the Ramada’s Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa as Assistant Manager.

Amy Watson

Member Coordinator - Gympie
Growing up in rural NSW on a traditional sheep and crop farming enterprise, Amy Watson is no stranger to the challenges that face the agriculture industry in Australia. After graduating from UQ Gatton with a Bachelor of Applied Science, Amy gained experience in various roles in the veterinary industry, including animal nutrition.

Jacki Hinchey

Member Coordinator - Moreton Bay
Raised on a sheep and cattle property at Cunnamulla, Jacki Hinchey has always been connected to the land. The seasons, geography, animals and plants imprinted on her early, and drew her back to raise her own children in the Mary Valley in 2004, and then at Mt Mee, since 2008. The “Blue Dog Farm” market garden produces “Really Fancy Salad” and “Bloody Good Beef” – nutritious well grown food for her local community.

Mim McWilliam

Member Coordinator - Noosa
Mim started her career in sales and account management positions in the hospitality service provider’s sector. During this time, she nurtured and optimised business to business partnerships and networking opportunities.

Rebecca Gillingham

Digital Coordinator
Rebecca is a Human Resources professional with over 15 years of local and international experience. Calling the Sunshine Coast home and graduating from USC with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Rebecca began her career locally at Australia Zoo.

FAN Ambassadors

Martin Duncan

FAN Ambassador
Martin is ‘Sunshine Coast Foodie’ with a passion for social media and events. As an ambassador for FAN he helps to spread the word and drive membership. He is also a chef, former restaurateur and connector of people.

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