Meet Jennifer - our new General Manager
Jennifer Robinson has recently joined the Sprout Tasmania team, as our General Manager. We invited her to tell us a bit about herself and why she is passionate about being involved with Sprout.
I have had a whirlwind few months since starting my role as General Manager at Sprout Tasmania. When people ask me whether I am enjoying my new job, I unreservedly say YES! I am blown away by the people I have met; the producers, our volunteers and our board members. The commitment, passion, knowledge and sheer doggedness of everyone involved with this organisation and the food industry in a wider sense, is incredible.
I was born in Tasmania and grew up in Cambridge with my parents and my older brother and sister. My parents are originally from central NSW farming communities (Molong and Dunedoo to be precise) and so we had an understanding of life on the land from the stories they would tell us. After finishing my ARTS degree here at UTAS, I moved to Sydney to spend some time with my relatives and to extend myself and my career outside the shores of this beautiful island. I gained experience in the private and higher education sectors in roles covering operations and people management, with my final position being at UNSW as School of Psychiatry Executive Officer.
Having been away, and now returning with my husband and two beautiful children, I have a greater appreciation of how lucky we are here in Tasmania. We have such a wonderful community, with access to the best and freshest produce in the country. I am so excited to be able to connect with the producers behind this produce through my role at Sprout, and to support them to be the best they can be!
Things I love...
Doing silly dances in the lounge room with my children
Seeing the excitement on my daughter's face when our first strawberries appear on the plant.
Getting to know people and finding out what makes them 'tick'
Learning about what is going on in my community and feeling connected with my neighbours
Excel spreadsheets (I know...I'm just a nerd, but they are incredible!)
Helping businesses to achieve great things through being effective and efficient
Here is a photo from the Producer Tour - Jen meeting one of the 'leaders' of Big River Highland Beef