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.

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.
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.
Tracy has over two decades of experience leading and enabling strategic initiatives within Australia’s research and innovation sector.
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.
Lucy is the founder of Lucy Lockets Golden Milk, an organic, nourishing turmeric paste for drinking at cafes and at home. She is also a bee keeper and yoga teacher.
Attie has over fifteen years of experience as a leader, consultant and marketer launching and growing brands in the food and agribusiness sector. She has strong skills in strategy, planning and a well developed financial acumen.

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.
Digital Coordinator
Rebecca began working with FAN in February 2019, just before Meet the Makers at the Big Pineapple. Rebecca's early introduction to FAN left a lasting impact, inspiring her to capture the special atmosphere during member gatherings. She seeks to infuse this positive energy into her work, nurturing meaningful connections and positive outcomes for our members.
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 seasons, geography, animals and plants. After 20 years living in almost every port city in Australia, The Hinchey's came first to the Mary Valley, and then to Mt Mee to raise their children and get their 'toes in the grass'.   Jacki's “Blue Dog Farm” produces “Really Fancy Salad” and “Bloody Good Beef”, nutritious well grown food for her local community.
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