NICK GODDARD

PRESIDENT

Nick has been a public servant for 39 years, including 25 years in senior roles within the Department of Health and Human Services. This has included senior management roles in mental health, alcohol and drug services, as well as roles with a focus on strategic planning, policy development, intergovernmental relations, resource allocation and information management.

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ANDREW DUNBABIN

VICE-PRESIDENT & TREASURER

Andrew was the past Director of, and is current Consultant to accounting and consulting firm ProAdvice Pty Ltd. He attended Friends Quaker School in Hobart, followed by a Diploma in Farm Management at Glenormiston Agricultural College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Deakin University. Andrew completed post-graduate studies as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and advanced to a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1996.

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Thomas Windsor 2020 TAS Local Hero

Thomas Windsor

VICE-PRESIDENT

Thomas is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for major health issues affecting men, including depression and prostate cancer. He has spent over a decade fundraising for men's health organisations, by getting his friends together to compete in running events, including a gruelling half-marathon 1,300 metres up Mt Wellington.

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ROBIN THOMPSON

SECRETARY

Robin is our Secretary and Government representative, alongside his current role as Manager of Game Services for the Tasmanian Government. Robin is an Agricultural Scientist with experience in research, development, extension, policy and regulation.

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VIRGINIA MUDIE

PUBLIC OFFICER & WELLBEING OFFICER

Virginia brings to the board significant experience across various sectors including general and corporate aviation industry; teaching; micropropagation business owner; Employer Association – CEO of Small Business Traineeship; Senior Executive Commonwealth Government – Centrelink; Family and Community Services; Antarctic Division; General Manager New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ and Air Traffic Controllers Association.

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DIANNE FOWLER

BOARD MEMBER

Dianne is a Founding Board Member of RAW, with an invaluable knowledge of farming, the lifestyle and the challenges, her background offers a snapshot of her experience. Dianne holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

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ANNE DOWNIE

BOARD MEMBER

Anne has lived and worked in the Central Highlands of Tasmania since 1980 and understands many of the issues facing rural communities. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education at the University of Tasmania. In 2004, Anne completed a graduate certificate in counselling and has trained in family facilitation with particular focus on rural farming families.

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IAN MCMICHAEL - OAM

BOARD MEMBER

Ian has over 48 years' experience in rural management and education across Australia. Among his qualifications: Ian graduated with a Diploma of Farm Management (Hons); is an Honorary BBus; was a past Council Member and Director of Marcus Oldham College in Geelong VIC, Australia's Oldest Private Tertiary Institution; and was Chairman of the Planning and Development Committee for 20 years.

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DR ROB WALTERS

BOARD MEMBER

Dr Rob Walters joined the Board of RAW in 2011, and has been a practising GP in Hobart for 34 years, graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1979. He is also a medico-legal adviser and case manager for the Medical Indemnity Protection Society (MIPS) in Tasmania and sits as a part-time member on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). Between 2002 and 2005, Rob was Chair of the Australian Divisions of General Practice (ADGP now AGPN).

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LYNN MASON

BOARD MEMBER

Lynn is currently Deputy Chairman of the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia, Deputy Chairman of Crime Stoppers Tasmania, a member of the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Business Advisory Council, and a member of Tasmania’s local government Code of Conduct Panels.

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JOHN JONES - OAM

FOUNDING AMBASSADOR

John was born in Oatlands as a sixth generation Tasmanian and is the founding member of RAW. He established the organisation in 2008, when he was successful in receiving a funding grant from the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Health & Ageing. This journey began in 2006 when John convened several community forums in Oatlands exploring the issue of suicide prevention. He was concerned about the health and well-being of rural communities recovering from severe droughts, and the lack of early intervention mental health support for rural people.

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LEONIE YOUNG MAICD

RAW AMBASSADOR

Leonie has been working in the public and not-for-profit sectors for 30 years. She has implemented and led Australia-wide health, mental health and primary care reform strategies as a successful CEO, Board Director, Non-Government Organisation leader, State Manager and public sector executive.  Leonie was CEO and Board Director of Beyond Blue from 2003 to 2010.

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