OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Brianna Casey

Chief Executive Officer – Foodbank Australia

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Brianna joined Foodbank Australia in July 2016, following her successful three-year term as Chief Executive Officer of Australian Childcare Alliance New South Wales. Previously, she’d spent 14 years in agri-politics, both in NSW and Queensland. She is passionate about social justice issues as well as sustainability and was recently awarded a Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 Award.


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Sarah Pennell

General Manager & Company Secretary – Foodbank Australia

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Sarah manages the governance of Foodbank Australia, the Leadership Team and Board and is the driving force behind the statistics and research portfolio which includes Foodbank’s annual Hunger Report. She came to Foodbank from a long career in the food industry focussing on supporting and promoting primary producers and their products. She was General Manager – Professional Services at Horticulture Australia overseeing the delivery of a $70m annual R&D and marketing program for the fresh produce and nursery and garden industries.


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Angus Laing
B.A. (Hons)

General Manager - Information Management – Foodbank Australia

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Angus is responsible for the direction and execution of national IT projects at Foodbank, ensuring that IT delivers the best return on investment for Foodbank, and can respond to the unique challenges that the Foodbank food ‘surprise chain’. Angus has recently been the driving force behind Foodbank’s new look and feel website.


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Michael Davidson

General Manager – National Food Chain – Foodbank Australia

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Michael heads up the Supply Chain team– representatives from Foodbank’s State and Territory offices to work on National Food Donors, agri programs, and globally unique collaborative Supply Programs. Michael works with our food partners through their supply chain, to identify sustainable ongoing solutions to capture products from the farm through to the retailers, always with the aim to keep the donations process simple for all parties.


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Ian Laing

General Manager - Strategic Partnerships - Foodbank Australia

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Ian joined Foodbank in April 2019, with nearly 20 years of experience in corporate partnerships.

He is excited about working closely with our valued financial donors to invest into Foodbank programs designed to help Australians in need.


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Jacqui Payne
B.Fin & IBM

National Program Manager – Agriculture – Foodbank Australia

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Jacqui has a background in agriculture and international trade having worked at Elders in their breeding livestock export business for 7 years. Prior to that, she worked for Consolidated Pastoral Company in the Northern Territory.
Jacqui is responsible for actively engaging with Foodbank’s valued National Donor organisations and supply chain partners, supporting the facilitation of the Key Staples Program, along with implementing and improving a variety of innovative food programs and collaborative supply programs such as the meat and grain programs.


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Kate Snailham

National Partnership Manager - Supply Chain - Foodbank Australia

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Having worked across business operations, fundraising and marketing at Foodbank Australia, Kate now manages our relationships with existing and prospective national food and grocery partners. With a background in partnerships and project management for local, national and international for-purpose organisations, Kate works to maximise shared value opportunities to build sustainable, impactful partnerships that help fight hunger in Australia.


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Rebecca Collins

Marketing and Communications Manager – Foodbank Australia

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Rebecca joined Foodbank Australia in July 2018, with over 15 years’ experience in public relations agencies.
At Foodbank, Rebecca manages social media platforms, media engagement, oversees the website, creates brand assets such as newsletters, brochures, flyers and is the campaign lead on the launch of the Foodbank Hunger Report.


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Helen Bell
B.A. (Hons)

National Partnerships Manager - Funds - Foodbank Australia

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Helen joined Foodbank in July 2019 from a corporate fundraising background in the UK.

At Foodbank Helen is responsible for the ongoing management of national corporate partnerships as well as developing new relationships that share Foodbank’s vision to end hunger in Australia.


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Sindy Dupagunta

National Partnerships Executive - Foodbank Australia

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Sindy joined Foodbank in March 2020 from a background in research and development and maintaining donor relations for an international charity.

She is excited about working with corporate Australia to end hunger and to ensure vulnerable communities achieve improved food, nutrition and livelihoods.


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Alisha Williams

Marketing and Communications Coordinator - Foodbank Australia

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Alisha has experience creating marketing and communications material for not-for-profits, social enterprises, councils, small businesses, and large corporate companies. 

Alisha joined the Foodbank Australia family in May 2021 and is excited to use her communications and marketing skills to help fight food insecurity in Australia.


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Polly Kasif

Research and Data Analyst - Foodbank Australia

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Polly joined Foodbank Australia in December 2018.

Her first role at Foodbank Australia was Admin Coordinator and has moved into research and data working on projects such as the annual Foodbank Hunger Report.


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Isabella Kartabani

Procurement Officer - Foodbank Australia

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Isabella joined the Foodbank team in 2020 as the team’s Administration Co-ordinator, she has now moved into the role of National Procurement Officer and cannot wait to work with all our Donors to help end hunger in Australia and ensure those in vulnerable communities receive improved food and nutrition.


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Nathan Cox

Administration Co-ordinator - Foodbank Australia

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Nathan has joined Foodbank Australia after four years working as an Assistant Pastor for a local church in Darlinghurst. He is responsible for all things Administration and is excited to be part of a team that are continuing to be on the front foot to source food relief for all Australians in need.


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