Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare Board

Jodie Kensington
Jodie Kensington

Jodie brings 29 years’ experience in communications and marketing to the Board. She first became interested in FoodShare in 2014 when she learned it was bi-partisan not-for-profit that acts as an umbrella resource to many agencies, rather than being closely aligned to a few. She is amazed at how far-reaching the service is, and saddened by how great the need. And that need has increased since her time on the Board, not diminished.

Jodie has a BA in Sociology from Charles Sturt University and has worked as a journalist for Prime7 and WIN television in Albury and Wagga Wagga, as a columnist for the Border Mail, and in various roles at the Wangaratta Rural City Council, HotHouse Theatre and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. She spent seven years in UK, working mainly with Haringey Council (London). Jodie’s favourite job though, was that of agent/manager with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Her other favourite job is that of Communications and Development Coordinator with Catholic College Wodonga.

Simon Welsh
Simon Welsh

Simon is a highly experienced research and strategy consultant having worked with organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

He brings expertise in:

  • Research and analysis of complex market, organisational and policy environments
  • Strategy development
  • Stakeholder and government relations
  • Organisational change

For 13 years, he played a key leadership role with Melbourne-based consultancy, Andrews Group, providing strategy, marketing and organisational change services to clients across Australia.  Simon worked closely with senior executive teams and Boards problem analysis, strategy development, marketing and communication, and change management.

Simon left Andrews Group in 2013 to move to Wodonga.  He established Chorus Consulting and operates predominantly in the fields of market and social research, and government relations.

Michael Curtin
Michael Curtin

Michael Curtin is currently the Head of School of Community Health at Charles Sturt University.  He has work in the university sector in both England and Australia.  He is an occupational therapist by profession and has spent his career working with people who have physical, cognitive and/or emotional impairments in Australia and in a number of oversea countries. 

As an occupational therapist he has an interest in working with people who are marginalised and/or discriminated against.  He has a strong belief in social justice and in providing the support to enable individuals and communities to be involved in making decisions that affect their lives.

Stephen Carroll
Stephen Carroll

Stephen Carroll was born in Perth; grew up in New Guinea; attended boarding school in Sydney; and worked for various import/export companies for twelve years.

Stephen moved to Northeast Victoria in 1985 (because it's a great place to be) and has lived at Wangaratta, Corryong, Albury, Wodonga, Howlong and he now calls Beechworth home.

Since moving to the Northeast, Stephen has worked in senior management and executive positions in the Victorian public health and human services sector.

Stephen has held key roles in planning and development for services, organisations and communities across Northeast Victoria.

Stephen sees joining Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare Board as an opportunity to help with the planning and development needed to ensure the on-going sustainability of food security for vulnerable people living in Northeast Victoria.

Outside of work, Stephen likes to spend time with his family and friends, enjoying the many and varied delights Northeast Victoria has to offer.

Kate Wheller
Richard Robertson
Dianne Glen