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.

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Andrew Eves-Brown

Chair
Andrew joined COYO as CEO in 2017. The objective was to take the business from a successful Start-UP company through a Scale-Up phase and establish itself as a strong SME. In the first 12 months the business has moved from servicing the Independent/Health Food market to establishing itself as the Premium Brand in the major retailer sector and has more than doubled in size in the last 12 months.
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Ann Ross

Secretary
Ann is a regionally renowned urban beekeeper based on the Sunshine Coast. Ann’s company, Hive Haven, specialises in producing award-winning products from both Australian stingless bees and European honeybees. Ann attributes much of Hive Haven’s success to the support and encouragement received from the FAN community and has been an active supporter of FAN since its inception.
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Jacqui Price

Director
Jacqui is a passionate marketer with extensive experience in marketing, brand strategy, and new product commercialisation. Jacqui has worked with a diverse range of large, well-respected companies covering retail, foodservice, manufacturing, and business to business and now runs her own marketing consultancy, JP Marketing.
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Craig Agnew

Director
Craig has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 2001 when he and wife Megan moved from New Zealand after a short stint in Melbourne. Craig was the founding CEO of The Botanical Food Company (Gourmet Garden) and developed the strategy and oversaw the launch of the Gourmet Garden brand in the US & Canada which led to the business being recognized as the Queensland & Australian Agribusiness of the year in 2006.
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Sean McGowan

Director
Sean has a keen eye for identifying and building on strategic collaborative partnerships and enjoys networking. Experience in restaurant and venue management, boutique wine retail sales, area management abroad, and sales and marketing management have gifted him broad experiences to assist forecasting business development opportunities.
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Lauren Brisbane

Director
Lauren Brisbane is the Director of QCamel and has worked in agriculture in Queensland for the past 20 years. Lauren and husband Peter funded a study on the development of Queensland’s camel industry in 2009, and are founding members of the Australian Camel Industry Association.

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Emma Greenhatch

General Manager
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.
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Sam McKerrow

Business Manager
With a Degree in Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment and Graduate Certificate in Sustainability, Sam brings a wide variety of skills and experience to FAN. After starting her career as a Geotechnical Engineer in Sydney, Sam moved into the finance sector in an Analyst role with NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp). Building on this experience, Sam spent five years with Goldman Sachs JBWere initially as a Risk Analyst and then Business Manager for a trading group.
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Nicole McNaughton

Marketing & Events 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.
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Adele Laughton

National Relationship Manager
Adele has a background in writing and brand marketing, as well as a decade of experience in sales, negotiations and strategy at a management level.
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Rebecca Gillingham

Administration Coordinator
Rebecca is a Human Resources professional with over 18 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

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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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Petra Hughes

FAN Ambassador
Petra Hughes is the creative and collative mind behind ‘Local Harvest’, the Sunshine Coast and Surrounds Regional Food Directory. She is also an award-winning creative designer, photographer, product developer, author, publisher, reviewer, web designer, small business consultant, ‘major ideas person’ and self-proclaimed dreamer and entrepreneur.

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