Tasmanian Leaders is a not-for-profit incorporated association governed by an expert Board who volunteer their time to maintain program delivery excellence.
Rob has over the years invested and worked with start up businesses focussed on successful commercialisation. Rob was an early Investor and subsequently Chair of Bellamy’s Australia, an organic baby food company, and the branded food company TasFoods. He was also Chair of Tandou, a water investment and agri-business based on the Murray Darling river system. He has extensive Board experience in both the corporate and government sector.
Bess is a Director of Clark and Clark, leading a start-up Tasmanian renewable energy business. She has held roles in the energy and water sectors over the last 25 years, including CEO of Marinus Link, executive roles at TasNetworks and Transend, and a range of roles at Sydney Water. Bess is a mum of two, supported in life by her husband Paul. She’s a proud Tasmanian, and a member of an entrepreneurial, community-minded and neuro-diverse family with links to farming, retailing, golf, whisky, and tourism.
Adrian is a work health, safety and environment professional with twenty years’ experience in the energy industry. He is experienced at leading whole-of-business and community focussed projects with a passion for influencing behavioural change and cultural development. Adrian is Head of Workplace Health and Safety at Hydro Tasmania.
Gillian Biscoe AM
Gillian, a founding Tasmanian Leaders Board member and Order of Australia recipient, has held many senior leadership positions including Secretary of several government departments & other CEO roles. She is a consultant to many individuals and to organisations such as the Asian Development Bank, the World Health Organisation and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She is Chair or a member of a range of national & international Boards and committees, and is Executive Director of the Bellettes Bay Company.
Katy is both a futurist and a ‘now’ist. In her current role as Director City Futures for Hobart City she is focused on engaging, creating and planning our Island Capitals future stories, it’s strategic plans/urban designs with a stellar team of professional planners, urban designers, curators and placemakers. An evangelical Tasmanian, Katy has worked across industry at home to develop a collection of the potential future stories for our state. She is passionate about helping shape the way we step up to future challenges and collaborate to meet the opportunities of a future where we all thrive.
Kim has been a Head of Agency in Tasmania for nearly twenty years and is currently the Secretary of the Department of State Growth. He has represented the Tasmanian Government on a number of State and national boards and committees and is Chief Executive of the Tasmanian Development Board.
Sally Glaetzer is an award-winning journalist and communications adviser and co-owner of Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers in Hobart. With an extensive background in reporting, including several years with both ABC News and the Mercury (News Ltd), Sally loves working with people to tell their stories. She is passionate about openness and accountability and enjoys helping organisations communicate clearly, concisely and effectively. Sally works as a communications adviser in the health sector and helps run her family’s small wine business, while also helping to promote the wider Tasmanian wine industry.
Dr Ross Lamplugh
Ross is a co-founding owner and Chair of the Ochre Health Group. Ross brings 30 years of clinical and management experience to the company, including 10 years as a GP Anaesthetist in rural and remote Australian communities. He continues his interest in medical education as a voluntary Director of APLS courses. He sits on the RACGP panel that assesses Overseas Trained Medical Practitioners, has been a Director of several not-for-profit Boards, and enjoys mentoring (and being mentored).
Ben Maynard is the Chief Operating Officer of Grange Resources and has worked in the mining industry for 25 years. His extensive experience with the Savage River project covers professional expertise and management responsibilities in geology, information technology, business improvement and technical services. Ben leads operational teams to develop business plans and deliver safe and sustainable production. He is also a Director and President of the Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council, and Committee Chair for the Tasmanian Minerals Emergency Response Committee. Ben is proud to call Tasmania home and is keen to see Tasmania's prosperity supported through innovative and sustainable operations.