TasFood’s Management Team is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Overseeing the company’s operations, the team works closely to ensure that TasFoods meets not only the demands of its shareholders, but provides a positive, innovative, and exciting working environment for employees. To get in touch with any of the Management Team, you can reach them via the contact page.

Board Of Directors

Shane Noble Executive Chair

Shane has over 20 year’s experience operating at either the CEO or Executive Chair level in a diverse range of businesses across the consumer foods and agribusiness sectors. Appointed as a Non Executive Director on 30 November 2017, Shane became Executive Chair as of 1 February 2018. In his most recent prior role Shane was Executive Chairman and CEO of Green’s Foods Holdings for 8 years.

Alexander (Sandy) Beard Non-Executive Director

Sandy has over 20 year’s experience as a Director and investor in assisting the growth of public and private companies. He was previously Managing Director and CEO of CVC Limited and has extensive experience in a broad range of businesses with particular expertise in food manufacturing. He is an experienced Board Director and has played important roles in delivering value to shareholders over the past 20 years across a broad spectrum of industries and stages of company growth. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 13 March 2018.

Roger McBain Non-Executive Director

Roger led a Tasmanian based Chartered Accounting firm as a partner for 25 years ultimately leading the successful merging of the practice into Deloitte in 2010. Continuing as a partner at Deloitte for a further five years, Roger delivered strong results to the Tasmanian practice, through his extensive experience in a broad range of businesses with particular expertise in FMCG, agribusiness and mining services. Roger currently pursues a number of private business interests including a water remediation technology company, property development, tourism, hospitality and retail investments.

Jane Bennett Managing Director/CEO

Jane has over 20 year’s of experience as a senior executive in vertically integrated dairy businesses in Tasmania and the UK. She has extensive past experience in regional provenance branding as Chair of the Tasmanian Food Industry Council, Board Member of the Brand Tasmania Council and Nuffield Scholar studying Place of Origin Branding. Jane has previously served on the Boards of Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CSIRO, and Food Innovation Australia Ltd. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jane was named 2010 Tasmanian Telstra Business Woman of the Year and 1997 Australian ABC Rural Woman of the Year.

Janelle O'Reilly Company Secretary & General Counsel

Janelle is an expert in commercial law and corporate governance. She previously held the positions of Company Secretary & General Counsel for ASX listed companies Crane Group Limited and Ruralco Holdings Limited and was the General Manager of Governance for Tasmanian State owned Aurora Energy Pty Ltd.

Executive Team

JANE BENNETT MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO

Jane has over 20 year’s of experience as a senior executive in vertically integrated dairy businesses in Tasmania and the UK. She has extensive past experience in regional provenance branding as Chair of the Tasmanian Food Industry Council, Board Member of the Brand Tasmania Council and Nuffield Scholar studying Place of Origin Branding. Jane has previously served on the Boards of Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CSIRO, and Food Innovation Australia Ltd. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jane was named 2010 Tasmanian Telstra Business Woman of the Year and 1997 Australian ABC Rural Woman of the Year.

DONNA WILSON CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Donna is a qualified finance executive with 20 year’s of experience working within public practice at KPMG, ASX listed companies and at an executive level in statutory government authorities. Donna holds a Masters of Business Administration in Corporate Governance and a Batchelor of Commerce. She is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Donna serves on the Finance Committee of the Scotch Oakburn College School Board.

DAVID BENNETT CHIEF SALES OFFICER

David has extensive experience in national sales, distribution and marketing of fast moving consumer goods, specialising in premium dairy products. David holds a Batchelor of Laws (Honours) and Batchelor of Commerce and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He previously served as Inaugural Chair of the North West Tasmanian Tourism, Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.

CATHY ZEPPIERI CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Cathy Zeppieri joined Tas Foods Limited in 2019. She has extensive marketing and brand building experience coupled with a business mindset and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing). Her career includes Unilever, Frito-Lay (PepsiCo), Ferrero, Campbell-Arnotts, Green’s General Foods and Masterpet (EBOS). Cathy has a passion for building strong brand led business strategies, collaborative team work, customer partnership and insight driven innovation. Cathy is a member of the HORT apple and pear marketing strategic advisory board.