Appointed a director in October 2011 and Chairman in November 2016. Peter is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Foodbank NSW & ACT. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Government and Public Relations Committee. Peter worked with global food company Nestle for 39 years. As a member of the senior management team, he led the Company’s Corporate Affairs function and was responsible for Nestle Oceania’s External Media, Government Relations and Consumer Services, and Legal teams.
Appointed a director in November 2015. Emma is the Chair of the Government and Public Relations Committee of Foodbank NSW & ACT. Emma brings over 16 years of experience across Corporate Affairs, Communications and sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility. She has spent the last 6 years with Unilever Australia & New Zealand as Director of Sustainable Business & Communications. As a member of the leadership team she is responsible for building reputation, advocacy and partnerships to support Unilever’s sustainable growth agenda as well as embedding a purpose driven business model.
Larry Kavanagh GAICD | Director
Appointed a director in June 2017. Larry works for Coles as General Manager of National Meat Processing where he is responsible for developing and managing a sustainable protein supply strategy. Larry has spent his entire career working in the food industry in a variety of senior management roles. Prior to joining Coles, Larry worked for Beak & Johnston in Sydney. Larry and his family emigrated to Australia in 2009 and prior to this Larry worked in various senior roles for the ABP Food Group.
John Hudson FCA | Director
Appointed a director in August 2014. John is the Chair of the Fundraising & Events Committee and also a member of the Audit Committee of Foodbank NSW & ACT. He has been engaged in both the development and investment in real estate for over 30 years. Prior to ceasing full time executive roles, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Thakral Holdings Group, a specialist hotel REIT with ancillary commercial and retail property together with residential development activities. John is currently a Director of a number of companies. He is a Chartered Accountant and practiced with KPMG prior to becoming involved with the property sector.
Appointed a director in February 2015. Paul has worked for over 20 years as an officer of The Salvation Army, where he holds the rank of Major. For 16 years he worked as Director of the Oasis Youth Support Network in inner Sydney, building a highly regarded and effective youth service for homeless and disadvantaged youth. In 2010 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to homeless youth. Paul has also directed the social and community work of The Salvation Army for the Australian Eastern Territory and is currently managing Salvation Army programs in the Auburn area of Western Sydney.
Appointed a director in March 2011. Steve is the Chair of the Safety and Risk Committee. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Fundraising & Events Committee of Foodbank NSW & ACT. Steve provides Foodbank NSW & ACT with over 30 years’ experience in the area of Human Resources and Industrial Relations. Steve was appointed Group Head of Human Resources with Downer Group in February 2015.
Christine Feldmanis BCom, MAppFin, FAICD, SFFin, TFASFA, CPA, AGIA, JP | Director
Appointed a director in October 2016. Christine is the Chair of the Audit Committee of Foodbank NSW & ACT. Christine started her career in a chartered accounting firm and then continued a career in the finance industry for 30+ years. During that time she worked with firms including Elders Finance, Bankers Trust and NSW TCorp – that spanned both the Government and private sectors. Christine now works as a professional non executive director with public & private companies, government organisations and the not for profit sector.