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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 Board

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 is committed to undertaking good governance practices that encompasses appropriate compliance to regulation, Board, Management and business activities.

Board Members

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Michal Frydrych

Chair

Christopher Bishop 2022

Christopher Bishop

Treasurer

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Keith Rice

Director

Belinda Hazell 2022

Belinda Hazell

Director

Sophie Milic 2022

Sophie Milic

Director

Tony Barker 2022

Tony Barker

Director

Rebecca Duffy 2022

Rebecca Duffy

Director

Karen Robinson 2022

Karen Robinson

Associate Director

Our Team

Executive

Executive Management

Tania Cornwall 2022

Tania Cornwall

Executive Assistant

Recovery Services

Roly Chugg 2022

Roly Chugg

Head of Recovery Services

Elizabeth Skirving 2022

Elizabeth Skirving

Chief Executive Officer

Chantal Filgate 2022

Chantal Filgate

Chief Operating Officer

Peter Aitchison 2022

Peter Aitchison

Financial Counsellor (Southern Region)

Andrew van Rooyen 2022

Andrew van Rooyen

Financial Counsellor (Northern Region)

Business Projects

Steve Hansen 2022

Steve Hansen

Head of Business Projects

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Linda Groombridge

Financial Counsellor (Southern Region)

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Jo Davidson

Financial Counsellor (Northern Region)

Finance and Admin Services

Michelle Williams 2022

Michelle Williams

Head of Finance and Admin

Karen Hinds 2022

Karen Hinds

Finance Officer

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Sarah Hickling 

Reception Admin and Marketing Officer 

About: Meet the Team
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