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.

Chair
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.
Director
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.
Director
Dave is the Managing Director of Biofields Pty Ltd and has a passion for developing biological (agro ecological, regenerative) systems for organic food production. 
Director
Brent is Founder and Director, First Batch Coffee Roasters & The Coffee Training Co. Coffee training and education are his true passion.
Director
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.
Director
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.
Director
Tracy has over two decades of experience leading and enabling strategic initiatives within Australia’s research and innovation sector.

FAN Team

CEO
Emma has had more than 20 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, Emma is a translator of ideas into strategies and actions that deliver positive and sustainable outcomes. 
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.
Grants & Business Development Manager
With a career spanning the private, public and community sector, Rowena has established a reputation for building strong collaborations and driving innovation.
Membership Administrator
Rebecca began working with FAN in February 2019, just before Meet the Makers at the Big Pineapple. From the moment she felt the buzz in the room, she knew she had landed with her tribe.
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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