Operations Team

Jodie Clark

Jodie Clark

Jodie has been putting a skip in the step of Switch Tasmania since starting out in administration in 2014. She was promoted to the Executive Officer role in July 2018.

Jodie holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Tasmania, and has a background as a management accountant. Jodie has a solid understanding of small business issues, co-owning an agricultural contracting business with her husband.

Outside of work, Jodie keeps busy at the gym, wrangling her three boys and helping organise Devonport parkrun.

Executive Officer

Martin Brinkman, Business Advisor

Martin has run a project management and coaching business for the past 14 years.  With a civil engineering degree and Masters in Business, Martin has also invested heavily in coaching and mentoring skills with which he actively services Switch Tasmania’s clients.

With expertise in cultural change, collaboration, identifying strategic capabilities and developing individuals and teams, Martin sees his advisor role as a terrific opportunity to share his skills and knowledge with local small business owners.  Martin is passionate about making Tasmania an even better place to live, work and invest.

Martin’s also happy to talk red wine, bushwalking and fitness, but will be more interested in hearing all about your business, and why you do it.

Jess Jansz, Administration Support

Jess JanszSwitch Tasmania would like to introduce you to newest member of the Switch team, Jess Jansz. Jess will be providing administration services at Switch.

Jess is supported by more than 10 years’ experience in Hospitality and Tourism Industry. She is passionate about making a positive difference to local business and currently operates a newly established consulting firm, focusing on People and Organisational development. Jess’s work experience is supported by a range of qualifications including a nearly completed Master’s in Business Administration, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and a Cert IV in Human Resources.

When she is not busy raising three young boys and finishing off her degree, you’ll find Jess on top of a mountain or with a glass of wine in the beautiful Tasmanian sunshine.

Digital Mentors

Julie FosterJulie Foster
ASBAS Facilitator

Julie has a great understanding and practical working knowledge of the current trends in digital marketing including social media website design, ecommerce and payments gateways. She can also help you choose and set up Point of Sale, Accounting and On Line Booking platforms. Julie has built up her knowledge and skills from over 25 years in the corporate financial sector working in Senior Management, Sales, HR and Marketing roles. She is also the co-owner of the surfwear store, Passport Surf, which has been part of the Devonport retail scene for more than 30 years.

Karl Rolfe
ASBAS Facilitator

From an industrial electrical/electronic technical background I have been a power user of office software since 1990 and computers since 1980. I have 7 years experience as a technology trainer and for the past 2½ years have had my own IT consultancy business. My areas of special interest are automation, data handling and cyber security and I am also experienced in website maintenance and social media for business. Seeing computers take care of mundane repetitive tasks and helping users find
solutions to frustrating computer experiences are two things which please me the most.

Corey Speers – Digital Coach

With more than 20 years’ experience in communications, media and community engagement in a range of sectors, Corey is able to use his work experience to help you. Corey has worked in the Local and Federal Government spheres, for newspapers, in private industry and on his own small business.

Corey has experience in design, marketing, communications, social media, media liaison, corporate image, promotions, public relations, pre-press, advertising, writing, editing, journalism, copywriting and research and evaluation.

Corey is a proud Brand Tasmania Partner and a passionate advocate for all things Tasmania. Corey completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Journalism, Media and Communications and Public Policy) in 2007 at the University of Tasmania.

Our Board

The following individuals have come together, driven by a strong belief in the potential of our community. They bring valuable skills to the board, reflecting the region’s diversity including the arts, industry, community and government.

jamesJames 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
Deputy Chairman

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

michaelMichael Walsh
Deputy Chairman

A retired legal practitioner, Michael serves on a number of boards and committees at a local, state and national level.

Philip Viney

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

anthonyAnthony Brandsema

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

Sandra Ayton
Public Officer

Sandra is the General Manager at Central Coast Council.

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 Industry Development Manager at the Cradle Coast Authority. He holds a Master of Business and is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program.

Silhouette_PicPhil na Champassak

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