Tasmanian Leaders is a not-for-profit incorporated association governed by an expert Board who volunteer their time to maintain program delivery excellence.

Rob Woolley


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 Clark

Deputy Chair

Bess has held senior roles in utility companies in Tasmania and nationally. She is currently CEO of Marinus Link, progressing a new Bass Strait electricity and telecommunications interconnector to support a clean, affordable and reliable energy future.

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.

Adrian Daniels


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.

John Perry

Board Member

John is the inaugural Tasmanian Coordinator General, whose office is responsible for attracting investment into the State, facilitating major projects and reducing red tape for business. He worked internationally in law, innovation and telecommunications and most recently in the airline industry after completing his MBA at the University of Cambridge. John was the original Chair of Tasmanian Leaders and is also the inaugural Chair of Enterprize Tasmania Ltd.

Katy Cooper

Board Member

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 Evans

Board Member

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

Board Member

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

Board Member

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).