About Us

Our Team

Jodhi Gough

Executive Officer

Jodhi brings with her to SWITCH spaces extensive knowledge and experience having either worked in, owned or operated a broad range of business, government, not-for-profit and community based health care services.

People and community are at the heart of Jodhi’s foundation.  This is why you will hear her in continuous dialogue about the importance of relationship building and connection. It is these very drivers that motivate and guide Jodhi in both her professional and personal life.

Outside of SWITCH Jodhi can been seen enjoying the fabulous landscape that is Tasmania with her family, friends and community.

Vicky Xypteras

Digital Content Coordinator

Skilled as a Management Consultant in Tourism & Hospitality Management, Events, Content & Media/PR, Social Media and Marketing Management, Vicky brings a combined 20 years of qualifications and an experience based skill-set.

Vicky specialises in optimising client experience, business process and development, and creating stellar online client presence, she is always seeking ways to integrate successful implementation of new business management directions and ensures to always support your business brand and message every time.

While also enjoying running her own business, Meraki Management Consultacy, Vicky loves spending quality time with her family and friends and is hoping to venture into owning a BnB on her heritage Greek island and is proudly a “Tasmanian Locavore”!

Our Board

James McCormack


A management consultant with expertise in regional labour markets. James has held senior executive roles within the Australian Government across various portfolios.

Jan Bonde

Jan Bonde

Deputy Chairman

Jan is the Mayor of Central Coast, and also has extensive agribusiness experience.

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Public Officer

A retired solicitor with a long term interest in corporate and organisation governance.

Sandra Ayton

Sandra Ayton

Sandra is the General Manager at Central Coast Council.

Philip Viney

Philip Viney


An experienced CPA, Phil operates his own accountancy practice in Ulverstone.

Anthony Brandsema

Anthony Brandsema


Anthony is a co-owner of the highly regarded agricultural enterprise, J and A Brandsema at Turners Beach.

Daryl Connelly

Daryl Connelly

Cofounding Switch Tasmania in 2011, Daryl served as Deputy Chairman before being offered the paid Executive Officer role in 2013. Daryl currently works as the Chief Executive Officer at the Cradle Coast Authority. He holds a Master of Business and is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program.

Phil na Champassak

Phil owns and manages the acclaimed boutique hotel The Madsen, at Penguin.