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Board of Directors

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
Director / Vice Chairperson

Paul Roberts-Thomson

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

Tony Campbell
Director

Tony Campbell

Business Experience

  • Senior management experience in Meat Processing in King Island and Tasmania. Commercial Real Estate in North West Tasmania

Board Experience

  • Board Member of Port of Burnie 10+ years
  • Braddon Business Centre

Board Qualifications

  • Small Business Mentors course (2014)

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)

Phillip Gale
Director

Business Experience

  • Business Owner/Manager Pharmacist 6 years

Board Experience

  • BBC Board, 5 years
  • CH Children’s Services Board, 4 years
  • Building Better Boards - Board Governance Training (Day Course)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bach Pharmacy

Ian Jones
Director

Ian Jones

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

  • Secretary and Vice President, Burnie Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2014 - Current)
  • Founding Director and Secretary, Australian Chamber of Commerce, Shenzhen, China (2007 - 2012)

Devon Cruickshank
Director

Devon Cruickshanks

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, 1 month
  • The Northwest School, Seattle, (1990 - 1994)

Board Qualifications

  • Institute of Company Directors Member (2015 - current)

Academic Qualifications

  • BA Political Science, Economics - University of Washington, Seattle

Brad Pilgrim
Treasurer

Brad Pilgrim

Business Experience

  • 20 years business and management experience in a range of sectors including healthcare, employment services, training, recruitment, retailing and manufacturing in government, non-government and private business contexts.
  • Mentor UTAS students through the UTAS Career Mentor Program.

Board Experience

  • Braddon Business Centre (current)
  • Burnie Primary School Association (2013 – 2017)
  • Western Schools Soccer Association - J-League (2015 – 2017)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business – Accounting UTAS (2014)
  • Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training (BSZ40198) (2006)
  • Associate Member of CPA Australia (2015-2017)