Peter Matthews has been an integral part of the establishment of Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare.
Peter’s consulting business was contracted to write our business plan in 2011, and as the saying goes; “he liked it so much he bought the company”. Well, not quite… he loved the project so much he volunteered his time to help lead the charge and ensure we got off the ground and into action.
We very quickly snapped him up as our manager the minute we secured funds. Why? Well….
Peter has worked in the food industry for over 40 years. He started as a management trainee at Safeway Supermarket. He soon became the manager and then worked in their head office on store design and sales.
Peter then worked for 11 years at a senior level with 7-Eleven and Caltex National Trade Promotions Manager and Ampol as their Merchandise Manager.
Later, Peter successfully ran an independent group of four supermarkets and enjoyed growing their success.
This invaluable experience enabled Peter to successfully establish his consulting business, “Coalface Consulting” in 2000. Since that time Peter has worked for numerous food producers, manufacturers and retailers on such projects as data improvement, customer service strategies, distribution strategies, and product strategies.
He is good with numbers too, with a Diploma of Commerce (Accounting) from Swinburne University.
Peter has an enormous depth of knowledge about the food industry, logistics, systems, and strategy. And he is a super friendly kind of guy that is committed to doing good in our community.
Katrina Pawley, our Fundraising Coordinator, joined us in August 2018.
Katrina has experience in managing sponsorship programs and initiating fundraising activates. She also has a background in marketing and communications strategies and identifying opportunities for business growth.
Katrina would love to hear from you if you are able to assist in any of these areas. She can be contacted on email@example.com
Sue Thornton joined the FoodShare team in September 2020 to take on the vital role of Administration and Volunteer Coordinator.
After running a successful family business for many years, Sue graduated from the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program with a desire for greater community involvement.
Sue started volunteering with FoodShare in November 2019 and is a great believer in sustainability, recycling and equal access.
Sue will support FoodShare by liasing with our network of agencies and local suppliers as well as provide support to FoodShare’s team of incredible volunteers.
Sue can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
With the impacts of the 2020 summer bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic on our local communities, FoodShare introduced a Community Pantry service which enabled the team to provide food hampers directly to those experiencing financial hardship.
We are pleased Nicole Eirth joined the team in October 2020 to support FoodShare in the delivery of the Community Pantry program.
Nicole is a true local and has over 25 years of customer service from an extensive career in TV, radio, hospitality and travel.
Nicole started volunteering with FoodShare in May 2020 and she is very excited to be part of a vital community service.
Find out more about our Community Pantry service or see how you can support FoodShare.
Nicole can be contacted by emailing email@example.com