Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Foodbank Australia seeks new chief

Foodbank Australia CEO Jason Hincks has resigned and will be leaving the hunger relief organisation at the end of February to take up a CEO role in the private sector.

Director Geoff Starr will be taking on the role of interim CEO while the board recruits a new person for the role. Mr Starr has been a director of Foodbank Australia since 2006. He has a background in the food and grocery industry, most recently as Chief Executive of George Weston Foods. He has also held senior positions with Mars and Unilever Australia. He was a chairman of the Australian Food and Grocery Council and is currently a non-executive director for food and agribusiness boards.

“We are in an exciting and challenging phase as an organisation, so Geoff’s aim will be to ensure continuity and momentum during this transition period,” Foodbank Australia Chair Tony Froggatt said.

Mr Froggatt said Foodbank Australia is sorry to lose Mr Hincks and thanked him for the valuable contribution he has made during his time with the organisation.

“Jason has overseen the introduction of a new, fresh brand identity for Foodbank and also the first ‘Food Fight’ campaign, which has lifted our profile at the same time as generating seven million serves of food,” Mr Froggatt said.

“Jason has also seen food distribution grow to over 166,000 meals per day. On behalf of the Foodbank Australia Board, and I’m sure our many partners, I would like to thank Jason for the part he has played in helping us to achieve our mission of delivering the most food to the most Australians in need.”

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