CCA TEAM

DARYL CONNELLY

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Daryl was appointed as CEO of the Cradle Coast Authority in December 2019, to oversee a period of organisational reform, including a renewed focus on economic development and Council collaboration. Prior to that, he was Co-founder and Executive Officer at Switch Tasmania, a not for profit established in 2011 to support people with a business or business idea, where he remains on the board. Other committee roles include the Tasmanian Libraries Advisory Board, the RDA Tasmania Committee and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Tasmania). Daryl holds a Master of Business from the University of Tasmania and is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program. He is Cradle Coast born and bred and lives at Forth with his wife and two daughters.

CONTACT DARYL

CLAIRE SMITH

DIRECTOR STRATEGIC SERVICES

Claire joined CCA in 2015 and is currently the Director Strategic Services. Prior to that, she held senior finance roles in the resource and recruitment sectors. Claire holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program. She sits on the CPA Tasmania Divisional Council, is President of the CPA Regional Member Network and in 2017 received the CPA Tasmania Divisional President’s Award for Excellence (Young Leader) for her work establishing ‘The Coasters’ – a highly regarded network that provides young people with career development and networking opportunities across the Cradle Coast.

EMAIL csmith@cradlecoast.com

SPENCER GIBBS

REGIONAL NRM MANAGER

Spencer joined the Cradle Coast Authority in 2011, delivering sustainable agriculture programs for the Cradle Coast farming community. He has since become the Operations Manager and more recently the Regional NRM Manager, overseeing the NRM team and a suite of important environmental and agricultural projects. Spencer has a Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) and a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Manager as well as many years’ experience in management in both the travel and food industry.

EMAIL sgibbs@cradlecoast.com

JEMMA O’NEILL

CORPORATE SERVICES COORDINATOR

Jemma O’Neill joined the Cradle Coast Authority in 2015 and looks after HR, payroll, finance and WHS. She has a passion for efficiency and sets up many organisational processes and procedures. Jemma was previously a successful senior Media Sales Consultant for 11 years, achieving several national Advertising Awards. Jemma has a Diploma in Human Resource Management, Certificate IV Competitive Systems and Practices (LEAN), Certificate IV International Travel Consultant and Certificate III Business to Business Sales.

EMAIL joneill@cradlecoast.com

CAROL BRACKEN

PROGRAM MANAGER –  REGIONAL FUTURES PLAN

The Regional Futures Plan is a program to build economic development through community collaboration. Carol started in this newly created position in July 2019 and brings over 10 years experience in project and program management in the Department of Defence, 10 years experience running her own orchard and nursery business and 8 years as a Councillor on the West Tamar Council. Carol has a Masters in Information Technology and an Honours Degree in Science (Biochemistry). She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

EMAIL cbracken@cradlecoast.com

ALI DUGAND

AGRICULTURE PROJECT COORDINATOR

With a background in Natural Resource Management Ali originally joined the CCA team as Biodiversity Coordinator in 2009. In 2014 Ali moved directly into the local agricultural production landscape as a Field Agronomist for highly specialised pyrethrum, returning to CCA as Agriculture Project Coordinator in 2019 as part of the Protecting our Productive Soils project. Ali is qualified in many aspects of Natural Resource Management and Ornithology with an active interest in precision agriculture and the biodiversity values that improve the production system on farms.

EMAIL adugand@cradlecoast.com

CAROLYN WATSON-PAUL

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (EMPLOYMENT)

Carolyn joined Cradle Coast Authority in 2019 to manage the Regional Employment Trials (RET) which involved training and mentoring job seekers and placing them in work experience with Member Councils. Carolyn studied design at Griffith University and has worked in creative design and project management. In 2011 Carolyn and partner started a small business, Henry’s Ginger Beer, which has become an iconic brand associated with this region. In 2018 Carolyn stepped away from the business to join the Ten Days on the Island team to help deliver their extraordinary bi-annual festival throughout Tasmania. In 2018 she completed the Tasmanian Leaders Program as a valedictorian for that year. Carolyn’s skills include design thinking, agile project management and creative facilitation.

EMAIL cwatsonpaul@cradlecoast.com

TANYA DENISON

FUTURE ENERGY FACILITATOR

Tanya joined CCA in January 2020 to bring together the opportunities in the growing renewable energy sector with the Future Energy Hub. Prior to joining CCA, Tanya was an Alderman with the City of Hobart for five years. Tanya’s professional background is in the mining and construction industries and small business, and previously held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Contractors Federation. Tanya is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Australia, holding the credential of EngExec. Tanya holds a Masters degree in Disaster Resilience and Sustainability and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

EMAIL tdenison@cradlecoast.com

ANNA WIND

ENVIRONMENT PROJECT COORDINATOR

Anna first joined Tasmania’s West North West Councils, which later became the Cradle Coast Authority, in 1996 as a Coastcare Facilitator, establishing Coastcare groups. Anna re-joined CCA in 2006 as a Coastal Facilitator, then Facilitator Team Leader supporting community Coastcare, Landcare and Friends of groups. As Coastal Coordinator, Anna worked closely with community groups, councils, and the Parks and Wildlife Service on project implementation in the region and managed the Community Skills, Knowledge and Engagement, and the Coastal Programs. Anna currently works part-time and is still working in the areas she is most passionate about, the coast and the community, to deliver coastal saltmarsh protection and Rice Grass projects. Anna holds diplomas in Community Services and Management and has years of experience in coastal management.

EMAIL awind@cradlecoast.com

MATTHEW DICKSON

COUNCIL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Matthew joined the Strategic Services unit of CCA in January 2020 to manage the Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA) Program. He is also the Architect and Co-founder of WorkBox Safety (cloud-based safety software) and continues to work as a Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems Consultant, a Lean Practitioner and Elphinstone Simulated Work Environment Facilitator. His expertise was gained in the Civil Construction Industry where in his various Systems and Business Development roles he positioned businesses to grow amidst increasing compliance. Matthew has a Master of Business Administration (UTAS), Diploma in Competitive Systems and Practices (UTAS), Graduate Certificate in Human Factors and Safety Management Systems (USouthAust), Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies with Honours (UTAS), and a Bachelor of Science (Geography and Mathematics) (UTAS).

EMAIL mdickson@cradlecoast.com

MARGOT OOREBEEK

REGIONAL CAT MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Margot joined the Cradle Coast Authority in November 2019 as a regional coordinator for the Tasmanian Cat Management Project. Prior to joining the CCA, Margot had worked for eight years as a senior zoologist for an environmental consultancy and wildlife research company conducting fauna management for the mining, gas and construction industry as well as undertaking vertebrate pest management for local government. Her specialty is ornithology and she has conducted research projects in the Netherlands, the Arctic, the Kalahari and across Australia. Margot holds a Cert III in vertebrate pest management, a Master’s degree in behavioural ecology and a PhD in ornithology.

EMAIL moorebeek@cradlecoast.com

Iona Flett
MERI Coordinator

EMAIL
iflett@cradlecoast.com

 
Tom O’Malley
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

EMAIL
tomalley@cradlecoast.com

Mary Roddy
Regional Economic Development Officer (Coastal Pathway)

EMAIL
mroddy@cradlecoast.com

Hannah Sadler
NRM Project Officer

EMAIL
hsadler@cradlecoast.com

Sophie Wright
Executive Assistant to the CEO

EMAIL
swright@cradlecoast.com

Katrina Sayer
Administration Support Officer

EMAIL
ksayer@cradlecoast.com

 
Fiona Marshall
Agriculture Project Coordinator

EMAIL
fmarshall@cradlecoast.com

Deanna Hutchinson
PhD Candidate, Swinburne University of Technology

EMAIL
dhutchinson@cradlecoast.com

Sarah Walton
School Based Apprentice

EMAIL
swalton@cradlecoast.com