Our highly experienced staff combine extensive relevant professional experience with proven skills in a wide range of sectors.

They are known and respected for their dedication to leadership development in Tasmania and helping our State be the best in can be.

Angela Driver


Angela, a highly trained leadership development expert, has been General Manager of Tasmanian Leaders since 2011. Prior to that she enjoyed a successful career in arts as an administrator, event manager, theatre director and community cultural developer. She also established the Junction Arts Festival after completing a Churchill Fellowship into performance events for social change. 0417 379 703

Simone Hackett

Business Manager

Simone is an established business leader with sound business development and management skills. She is co-owner of eco-tourism venture RiverFly 1864, a member of the Inland Fisheries Advisory Council, a director of Visit Northern Tasmania and a founding member of the Just Like Jack organisation which enables children with disabilities to get the most out of life.

Magdalena Lane

Relationship Manager

Magdalena is driven by the belief that philanthropy and partnerships are powerful enablers, stimulating a shared vision of the future and developing the imagined into tangible outcomes. With over fifteen years' experience in the private, not-for-profit and commercial sectors, including medical research, banking, education and cultural development, she connects communities to realise their aspirations.

Jess Robbins

Network and Future Impact Coordinator

Jess is driven to help Tasmania be a global sustainability leader. She is a big picture thinker, natural connector and passionate about what makes her island home special. With over ten years working globally on island sustainability and partnerships, Jessica is focused on how to nurture greater collaboration in Tasmania – from the community to private sector and government – to work together toward common goals and a unified vision.