Nathan Calman is the Brewery Manager at J. Boag and Son Brewing in Launceston. Prior to this he worked in a number of roles within the broader Lion business in NSW and TAS over the past 13 years. Nathan brings experience in the fields of Food Science, Lean Manufacturing, Governance and Strategy. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Adelaide, the Master Brewer Qualification from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in the UK, a Master of Business Administration from UniSA and has graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.
Karen’s current role is the CEO of Rural Youth which is responsible for Tasmania’s premier rural event – Agfest. Agfest attracts over 60,000 visitors during the three days to visit the sites of over 700 exhibitors. Before joining Rural Youth five years ago, Karen worked in the not for profit sector in a training and business development role for TL3. This followed an extensive career in banking and managing a range of commercial enterprises in Launceston. Karen will bring her skills in critical thinking and strategic planning to the work of the Board.
Honni joined the Board in November 2018 and immediately stepped into the role of Treasurer. Honni brings 20 years of experience in the finance sector, including roles as an auditor, corporate financial accountant and financial controller. Honni joined St Giles as its Chief Financial Officer in October 2020. Honni is a passionate motoring enthusiast and has served on Boards such as the Launceston Chamber of Commerce and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.
Genevieve Cother is Business Development Manager for The Action Learning Institute, an Ed-tech Startup and registered training organisation. Her areas of interest include sustainability, design and workplace learning. Genevieve holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design, a Masters of Sustainable Design and has worked in a variety of manufacturing settings, designing consumer products and business management systems prior to going into business.
Kim is the weekday news anchor for 7 News Tasmania and also a communications specialist running Kim Millar Communication. She brings her extensive experience as a media, marketing, public relations and corporate affairs professional with 25+ years as a journalist/ presenter/producer to her role on the Board. She is also a yoga teacher, mother of two and passionate about creating a more inclusive community. She holds a BA in Journalism/Political Science and was raised in Deloraine, northern Tasmania.
Dr Joey Crawford is an Academic at the University of Tasmania by day, and a serial entrepreneur by night. He is currently Managing Director of carbon negative gin distillery, Negat-ve Distillery, and has been recognised locally, nationally, and internationally for his innovative research and development. He holds a PhD, Bachelor of Business (First Class Honours), and Bachelor of Education (Professional Honours) from the University of Tasmania. Through managerial roles and employment within the private education industry, Joey developed a well-grounded understanding of strategic challenges in management and leadership that has led to ground-breaking educational and leadership development research being implemented locally and across the globe.
Dani is the Community Manager at The Van Diemen Project, supporting Tasmanians in the pursuit of self-employment, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. Prior to this Dani worked in the Disability sector as a Support Coordinator. In her spare time Dani volunteers as a senior leader within Toastmasters, supporting members across three Australian States to improve their personal communication and leadership skills through this experiential education program. With a lived experience of disability, Dani is passionate about building a society with a culture of genuine inclusivity.
Lauren served as a police officer for twenty years in areas including drug and criminal investigation, prosecution and executive administration roles before transitioning to the business unit of the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (DPFEM). She was responsible for the development of strategic policy and departmental responses to vulnerable community groups, including people with disability. Lauren is now the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the DPFEM. Lauren holds a Bachelors Degree (Prof Hons) in Public Sector Leadership and Management and a Bachelor of Social Science from UTAS.