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Board & Management Team

TasFood’s Board and 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.


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.


JOHN MURPHY

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

John has over 35 years’ experience in the Australian and International Beverage, Food, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Packaging Industries.

He has held a range of leadership roles in large multinational organisations including Managing Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Australia; the CEO of Visy Industries paper, packaging and recycling business; and the Managing Director of Carlton & United Breweries Australian beer business after an extensive career with the company.

John has served on the boards of both public and private companies and is currently the Chairman of Tribe Breweries (craft beverages) and a start-up founder of the Turner Stillhouse craft distillery in Tasmania.

John has previously served as Deputy Chairman of Bellamy’s Organic, Non Executive Chairman of PFD Foods Australia and Chairman of the Lantern Hotel Group.  He has also had a long association with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation focused on keeping children safe today and into the future.


JOHN O’HARA

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

John is a highly accomplished Executive and Non-Executive Director with a track record of substantive contribution to strategic development and growth, cultural reform, value creation, building reputation and stakeholder relationships.

John’s Director experience spans across large private entities, corporations, and Not For Profit.  His executive roles have encompassed ASX organisations, Co-Operatives and large private companies with national and international operations. 

John spent the last 18 years with Sunny Queen Australia, the last 8 as CEO & Managing Director.  Prior to that he has held roles in both Dairy Farmers Cooperative and National Foods.  He is currently the Chairman of Mulgowie Faming Company and the Advisory Board Chairman for Morgan’s Pastoral Company and Priestley’s Gourmet Delights.


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.


MARTA BUTTON

COMPANY SECRETARY

Marta is an experienced governance, investor relations and financial strategy professional, with over 15 years’ experience in ASX listed organisations. Marta holds a Masters in Applied Finance, is a graduate member of the Governance Institute of Australia and is a Chartered Secretary. She is currently the Company Secretary for a number of Not-For-Profit Organisations.

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 Bachelor 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 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor 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.