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Gerry Andersen – Chief Executive Officer

Gerry Andersen CEO Foodbank NSW & ACT

Gerry Andersen, CEO

Gerry Andersen is a highly qualified and experienced leader in the Australian Food Industry whose technical knowledge, management skills, marketing acumen and networks, including media, have earned him a stellar reputation in the food industry. He was the Chief Executive of Chisholm Manufacturing from 1986 – 2000, the manufacturing Division of Woolworths Limited. In June 2000 he was Managing Director and Shareholder in AAB Holdings Pty Ltd who purchased the Printing & Packaging Division of Chisholm when Woolworths sold this Division. In another capacity his role as a Councilor of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW has seen him Chair the Cheese & Dairy Produce Committee. In August 2009 he took on the CEO role at Foodbank NSW & ACT Limited. During his time the Volume of food supplied to NSW & ACT Charities has increased from 2,900 Tonnes in 2009 to 6,542 Tonnes in 2015-2016.



Tony Gatt – Stakeholder & Fundraising Manager

Tony Gatt, Stakeholder & Engagement Manager Foodbank NSW & ACT

Tony Gatt, Stakeholder & Engagement Manager

Tony has over 25 years experience of senior management, marketing, sales & business development roles in the consumer goods & IT services industries, working with blue chip multi nationals across the Asia Pacific region; living in Asia for several years. Tony has a background in business management, strategy development, marketing, & stakeholder engagement. His main field of endeavour is to build a viable fundraising platform with the government and corporate sector.





Tinnie Chiem – Financial Controller

Tinnie Chiem Financial Controller Foodbank NSW & ACT

Tinnie Chiem, Financial Controller

Tinnie has been part of the Foodbank NSW & ACT Team since the beginning of her career and have positively contributed to the growth and development of the organisation to what it is today. 8 years ago Tinnie started as a volunteer at Foodbank during the final year of her studies. Since then, she has taken on a variety of roles in the organisation and provides assistance in administration, customer service, accounting and IT support. Tinnie successfully supported Foodbank through its major business management software change as well as developed improvements in reporting, processes and policies.



Rick Michael – Supply Chain Manager

Rick Michael, Supply Chain Manager Foodbank NSW & ACT

Rick Michael, Supply Chain Manager

Rick is an operations, logistics and supply chain professional with broad skills and experience in management of multi-site manufacturing and distribution networks. This experience covers chemicals, food and pharmaceutical products distributed to diverse charity, industrial, food and healthcare customers. Rick has a background in engineering, branch management, sales, marketing and computer programming.


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