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

Craig Treasure Non-Executive Chair

Craig has had over 35 years experience in business and property development. His most recent executive role was as CEO and Managing Director of ASX listed Villa World Limited (VLW). He is an experienced ASX Director and has had many roles in private and public sectors as a business owner and director. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Urban Development Institute of Australia. He was appointed Non-Executive Chair on 4 June 2020.

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.

Ben Swain Non-Executive Director

Ben is a partner of Tasmanian law firm Murdoch Clarke. His practice areas include corporate advice, transactional mergers and acquisitions, real property and private client matters. Ben is a director of various Pty Ltd companies and trusts including the Elsie Cameron Foundation which has investment in entities including TasFoods Limited. With a passion for Tasmania’s finest foods and produce and the companies that grow and produce them, Ben gets great fulfilment from assisting, in his professional capacity, various Tasmanian food and agriculture business to achieve their goals. He was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 4 June 2020.

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. Janelle is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a Director of not for profit entities Colony 47 and Women’s Health Education Network Inc.

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.