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Our Board

David Pease

David Pease

Chairperson

Business Experience

  • 20 years retailing experience as Manager/Director in both single and multi-store operations

Board Experience (BBC and other)

  • Board Member/Chairman, Citylink
  • Board Member/President, Footwear Retailers Association of Tasmania
  • Board Member, National Footwear Retailers Association

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) UTAS
  • Certificate IV in Business Management
Paul Roberts-Thomson

Paul Roberts-Thomson

Director / Vice Chairperson

Business Experience

  • 35 years as farmer at Table Cape including 30 years as Managing Director of Van Diemen Quality Bulbs

Board Experience (BBC and other)

  • TFGA Vegetable Council 1983-1988
  • NW College of TAFE Council 1983-1987
  • Flower Industry Association of Tasmania – various positions
  • Flower Industry Association of Australia – Inaugural Secretary/Treasurer 1993/1994
  • Director TAFE Tasmania 1998-2000, acting chairman (6 months)
  • TIAR, Board Member 2000-2006
  • Director Skills Tasmania 2008-2010, Chair Service Provider Committee

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) 1976
Melanie Bartlett

Melanie Bartlett

Director

Business Experience

  • 40 years as a lawyer, with business experience as the managing partner in a private legal firm for a number of years
  • Approximately 10 years as a Magistrate with the Magistrates Court of Tasmania

Board Experience (BBC and other)

  • Previously President and Committee member of the Law Society of Tasmania
  • Previously a member of the Board of Relationships Australia, Tasmania Branch
  • Current Member of the Board of Legal Education
  • Current President and Board member of the Australian Lace Guild (Public Company Limited by guarantee)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (UTAS 1976)
Ian Jones

Ian Jones

Director

Business Experience

  • Extensive office equipment and POS background in Australia and overseas
  • 10 years in the office equipment industry in Hobart
  • 15 years of senior management roles in the IT industry in Sydney specialising in retail systems with industry leaders, Toshiba, Siemens Nixdorf and NCR
  • 5 years in Asia Pacific regional management roles for leading retail software companies Triversity and Oracle based in Hong Kong
  • 10 years operating bars and restaurants plus an expatriate relocation business in Shenzhen, southern China (2006 - Current)

Board Experience

  • President, Business Northwest (2018-2022)
  • Founding Director and Secretary, Australian Chamber of Commerce, Shenzhen, China (2007 - 2012)
Devon Cruickshank

Devon Cruickshank

Director

Business Experience
30 years’ experience as Financial Planner, including:

  • 20 years as a Financial Planner, of which 16 years were as a Business Owner-Director of a boutique Financial Planning group on the NW Coast of Tasmania (1997 - 2017)
  • 10 years’ experience as a Financial Planner and Fixed Interest Specialist with Wells Fargo and Merrill Lynch in the USA (1987 - 1997)
  • 5 years working with the Washington State Senate (1982 - 1987)

Board Experience

  • BBC Board (2017 – current)
    • Risk and audit committee member
  • Ten Days on the Island (June 2019 – April 2021)
  • The Northwest School, Seattle, (1990 - 1994)

Board Qualifications

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors, MAICD (2003 - current)

Academic Qualifications

  • BA Political Science, Economics - University of Washington, Seattle
  • Wine & Spirits Education Trust I, II, III (2019)
  • Court of Sommeliers I Certification (2019)
Brad Pilgrim

Brad Pilgrim

Treasurer

Business Experience

  • 20 years business, accounting and management experience in a range of sectors including local government, healthcare, employment services, training, recruitment, retailing and manufacturing in government, not for profit and private business contexts.
  • Mentor Associate member of CPA Australia.

Board Experience

  • Braddon Business Centre (2017 - current)
  • CPA Australia, Tasmania Division, North West Regional Network Committee (2018 – current)
  • Treasurer Burnie Primary School Association and Parents and Friends Committee (2013 – 2018)
  • Western Schools Soccer Association – J-League (2015 -2018)

Academic Qualifications

  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) at CPA Australia (2017)
  • Bachelor of Business – Accounting UTAS (2014)
  • Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training (BSZ40198) (2006)
Tom Wootton

Tom Wootton

Director

Business Experience

  • 20 years of brand and marketing experience across professional services, FMCG (inc. RedBull and Coca-Cola) and tourism.
  • Expertise in tourism development, marketing and management having helped launch Pumphouse Point in 2015, MACq 01 Hotel in 2017, Evolve Spirits Bar in 2018; and managing a sales and marketing portfolio that also included Saffire Freycinet, Henry Jones Art Hotel and their associated bars and restaurants.
  • Launched a new state-funded regional tourism organisation for Tasmania’s west, northwest and King Island, as its inaugural CEO.

Board Experience

  • Four years on the board of Destination Southern Tasmania, two as Deputy Chair.

Board Qualifications

  • Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (combined), 2006
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2009

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