CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Daryl was appointed as CEO of the CCA 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, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Tasmania) and the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, where he is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer, supporting a number of PhD and Honours students. 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, has two amazing daughters and lives at Forth.
DIRECTOR STRATEGIC SERVICES
Claire joined CCA in 2015 and is currently the Director Strategic Services. Prior, she held senior finance roles in the resource and recruitment sectors. Claire holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and a graduate of the 2019 Tasmanian Leaders Program. Claire is also a Councillor 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 providing young people with career development and networking opportunities across the Cradle Coast.
REGIONAL NRM MANAGER
Spencer joined the CCA 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.
CORPORATE SERVICES COORDINATOR
Jemma O’Neill joined the CCA 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) and Certificate III Business to Business Sales.
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 eight 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.
NRM PLANNING AND MERI COORDINATOR
Iona joined CCA in 2017 and is responsible for CCA’s Three Hummock Island project (protecting Hooded Plovers from feral cats), coordinating NRM Planning, and the monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and improvement (MERI) work required for our Regional Land Partnerships projects. Iona has been working in science and natural resource management since 2002. In Queensland, she worked on several large waterway restoration projects, managed water quality monitoring activities across the region, delivered an update to the region’s Water Quality Improvement Plan, and coordinated stakeholder engagement groups. Iona has a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, Master of Resource Management (Coastal and Marine Management), a Cert IV in Project Management, and experience in the public service, academia, and a consultancy.
COUNCIL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Matthew joined the Strategic Services business 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).
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.
PhD Candidate, Centre of Social Impact – Swinburne Unversity of Technology
Deanna started with CCA in November 2019 as a PhD Candidate with Swinburne University. Her research looks at strengthening support for entrepreneurs. She has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and has worked in innovation since about 2000, starting on national eLearning projects in the early days, moving into international simulation and VR, launching a world first risk management game in the mining industry and later a magazine. Her last role was as CEO of a business association in the spatial industry, where a big focus was business working with governments on digitising property information and climate and resilience matters. Common to all of these is a quest to improve people’s lives and livelihoods through innovation, and a drive to disrupt systems that are in the way. Deanna admires the Tasmanian way of innovating and her research is exploring what we can learn about supporting local entrepreneurs. She grew up in regional Queensland and moved to Longford from Brisbane in 2017.
NRM ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
Hannah Sadler has been at the CCA since September 2019 and has recently taken on the role of NRM Engagement Officer. She has previously worked at the CCA as an NRM Facilitator and Land Coordinator. Hannah has worked in natural resource management, agriculture, and local government in Western Australia and around Tasmania. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies and a Certificate III in Digital Media. She has extensive experience in working with local government, industry, farmers, volunteers, and school groups. She has a passion for this region, its community, and natural resources.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO
Sophie started at CCA in August 2019 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. She is an energetic and proud Tasmanian and while ambitious, she is also humbled by the opportunities that present. She is currently studying a Diploma in Human Resource Management and is an elected member of the Premier’s Youth Advisory Council. Sophie is also the CCA representative and social media coordinator for The Coasters. The Coasters is a group of like-minded aspiration young people who live and work on the Cradle Coast influencing the region’s future. The Coasters was established in 2017, is managed by a group of passionate volunteers and hosted by CCA.
REGIONAL AGRICULTURE LANDCARE FACILITATOR
Tom has been working for CCA since 2014. Tom coordinates the small landholder property management planning programs including facilitating workshops for farmers and on their properties. Tom is qualified to deliver agricultural subjects in University, including soil health management and pasture identification. Tom was previously a microbiologist in the dairy industry, has an in-depth understanding of food-borne pathogens, and pathogens in pyrethrum. Tom has a Bachelor of Applied Horticultural Science, Bachelor of Applied Agricultural Science with Honors, and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Agriculture, Plant, Pathology). He has experience in whole farm planning (property management), soil health and pasture identification (for animal nutrition), natural fertilizer application (compost teas and extracts), agricultural research (designing and managing research projects in field, glasshouse, laboratory techniques, DNA/RNA extraction, virus testing), microbiology/mycology (microscopic and biochemical identification and detection of numerous microorganisms pathogenic to both plants and animals and teaching agricultural science.
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (COASTAL PATHWAY)
Mary joined CCA in April 2019 to fill a new role in project managing the delivery of 21km of Coastal Pathway across three municipal areas. Mary has a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and has previously worked in the construction sector delivering the construction of bridges, piling project, and marine projects.
ENVIRONMENT PROJECT COORDINATOR
Anna first joined Tasmania’s West North West Councils, which later became the CCA, 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.
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (EMPLOYMENT)
Carolyn joined CCA 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.
REGIONAL CAT MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Margot joined the CCA 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.
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.
AGRICULTURE PROJECT COORDINATOR
Fiona joined CCA in September 2019 as an Agriculture Project Coordinator, to deliver environmental improvement programs for the Giant Freshwater Crayfish in targeted North West rivers and protecting and enhancing saltmarsh communities in the Circular Head region. Fiona has over 30 years’ experience in the natural resource management field at both operational and management levels. She has had extensive on ground experience in soil erosion, river management, and river erosion works, property planning, and community engagement. Fiona has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Physical Geography and a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.