Our Team

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 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 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.
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.
Tracy has over two decades of experience leading and enabling strategic initiatives within Australia’s research and innovation sector.
Jeanette Jifkins is the Principal Lawyer of Onyx Legal, a boutique corporate and commercial (business law) law firm based in North Lakes. Together with her husband Tony, Jeanette is on a journey of learning to grow their 10 acre property in Moorina into a syntropic farm, with a view to supporting local businesses with farm to plate produce and becoming involved in the Moreton Bay agri-tourism ecosystem.
David is an experienced company director, board member, Chairman and formerly a CEO and MD of major businesses in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and US. He lives on the Sunshine Coast and is currently helping to establish a new Biotech business as well as running a Tech media company across ANZ.
Glin is a seasoned commercial leader, CPA-qualified, with over 17 years of experience in commercial finance at some of the world's foremost blue-chip companies. Her primary focus is on developing enterprise leaders to enhance performance and generate value for their organisations, as well as for themselves, through improved negotiation skills.

FAN Team

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.
Membership Administrator
Rebecca began working with FAN in February 2019, just before Meet the Makers at the Big Pineapple.
Member Coordinator - Sunshine Coast
Anna is a country girl at heart, originally from the beautiful food basket, Orange, NSW. With media and cultural studies completed from CSU in Bathurst she headed to Sydney to start an eclectic mix of roles, in a variety of industries, across Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane.
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.
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.
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