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

Chair and Treasurer

Rob is a senior food industry investor. He was a Founder and first Chair of both Bellamy’s Australia, an organic baby food company, and 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 sectors.

John Perry

Deputy Chair

John is the inaugural Tasmanian Coordinator General, whose office is responsible for delivering major projects and attracting investment into the State. 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.

Gillian Biscoe AM


Gillian, a founding Tasmanian Leaders Board member and Order of Australia recipient, has held many senior leadership positions including as head of several government departments and as CEO. She is a consultant to many including the Asian Development Bank, the World Health Organisation and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, sits on a number of Boards and committees, and is Executive Director of the Bellettes Bay Company.

Bess Clark

Board Member

Bess has held senior roles in utility companies in Tasmania and nationally, including most recently as General Manager at TasNetworks on Project Marinus which is progressing a new Bass Strait electricity and telecommunications interconnector.

Adrian Daniels

Board Member

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.

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.