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Our Vision

A sustainable and prosperous future for rural and regional Tasmania.

Our Mission

To develop and deliver services and projects within the rural and small business sector to foster viable resilient and sustainable development for Tasmanians.

Our Story

Established in 1986, Rural Business Tasmania Inc is a not-for-profit association that primarily offers financial counselling and business support expertise to rural and regional communities.
Rural Business Tasmania’s key objective is to help rural families, businesses, and the community manage the ever-evolving demands and challenges facing the primary industry sector.
Rural Business Tasmania has assisted many hundreds of Tasmanian’s to find pathways to sustainable futures. It has extensive networks that connect quickly and deeply into rural and regional communities. Our services help clients to gain a better understanding of their financial position and identify financial and business risk and opportunities.
We assist clients to negotiate with lenders and creditors where necessary and refer to specialist service providers including accountants, family mediation and health and well being counsellors.

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About: Meet the Team

Rural Business Tasmania’s key objective is to help rural families, businesses, and the community manage the ever-evolving demands and challenges facing the primary industry sector.

Board Members

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Left to Right: Rebecca Duffy, Michal Frydrych, Geoff Fader, Christopher Bishop, Belinda Hazell, Tony Barker, Sophie Milic
Absent: Keith Rice, Karen Robinson

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Michal Frydrych

Chair

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Keith Rice

Treasurer

Tony Barker 2022

Tony Barker

Director

Belinda Hazell 2022

Belinda Hazell

Director

Christopher Bishop 2022

Christopher Bishop

Director

Rebecca Duffy 2022

Rebecca Duffy

Director

Sophie Milic 2022

Sophie Milic

Director

Karen Robinson 2022

Karen Robinson

Associate Director

Our Team

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First Row: Elizabeth Skirving, Chantal Filgate
Second Row: Michelle Williams, Roly Chugg, Steve Hansen, Joanne McCullagh
Third Row: Tania Cornwall, Andrew van Rooyen, Kate Cox, Rhett McKenzie-Edwards, Linda Groombridge
Back Row: Peter Aitchison, Lovisa Stagoll, Karen Hinds, Tim Hickey
Absent: John Dunbar

Executive

Elizabeth Skirving 2022

Elizabeth Skirving

Chief Executive Officer

Chantal Filgate 2022

Chantal Filgate

Chief Operating Officer

Steve Hansen 2022

Steve Hansen

Client Support Leader
Financial Counsellor

Financial Counsellors

Roly Chugg 2022

Roly Chugg

Financial Counsellor (Northern Region)

Peter Aitchison 2022

Peter Aitchison

Financial Counsellor (Southern Region)

Andrew van Rooyen 2022

Andrew van Rooyen

Financial Counsellor (Northern Region)

Associate Financial Counsellors

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Linda Groombridge

Associate Financial Counsellor (Southern Region)

Business Programs

Rhett MCkenzie-Edwards 2022

Rhett McKenzie-Edwards

Business Development Officer

Support Services

Michelle Williams 2022

Michelle Williams

Senior Finance Officer

Tania Cornwall 2022

Tania Cornwall

Payroll Officer
Marketing

Kate Cox 2022

Kate Cox

Support Officer
Marketing

Karen Hinds 2022

Karen Hinds

Compliance Officer

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