Our board

Chair – (currently vacant)


We would like to acknowledge the passion and commitment our departing Chair, Hannah Martin has made over the last 3 years while being a board member of Sprout, and later the Chair of the Board.  Hannah's driven and impactful approach has rubbed off on all our volunteers, and Sprout is a more efficient and effective organisation thanks to her skills and capacity in communication and business.  Hannah, you will be missed there is no doubt about that, but we know you are going to achieve great things in your new role with the State Government and know that we will always have cheese left on the table at our field days now that you're gone! :)

In the interim, Tony Scherer will lead the board as our President, and we will be updating our supporters as to the make-up of the board shortly.


Public Officer - Alistair Primrose


Alistair is Scottish born, and came to Tasmania in 1977 intending to stay for 2 years in a teaching position, and never left. Alistair has worked in the education sector in many capacities including curriculum development on both state and national levels, teaching, training and management. Alistair has a Grad Dip in Agriculture and Horticulture as well as sustainability and dairy farming certificates. Alistair has been a board member of the Carpet Wool Breeders Association of Tas, National Executive of Australian Agriculture Educators Association and National Technology Federation of Australia and brings with him great experience. On a personal level, Alistair is passionate about sustainability, food preservation, organic gardening, alternative energy and bushwalking.

Secretary - Barbara Cox


Barbara has more than 25 years’ experience as a successful communications manager and media specialist. Her public relations expertise crosses corporate, government, membership and not-for-profit organisations across Australia.

Tassie born and bred, Barb is a familiar face from many years presenting ABC news. After five years living and working in Brisbane, the Cox family was lured home to rejoin Tasmania’s thriving community. Barb is a passionate supporter of the local food and wine sectors – largely, as a consumer!


Board member - Michaela Lamprey

Having been recently elected as a new Sprout board member - Michaela's bio is coming soon!


Treasurer – (TBA)


Tony Scherer, Co-Founder of Sprout also sits on the Board as President.


We would like to thank our past Board Members, who have contributed to where Sprout is today from our inception in 2011:

Alice Percy

Ian Locke

Tanya Dalton

Natalia Urosevic

Luke Burgess

Nick Haddow

Emma Terry

Joanne Smith

Courtney Drew

Cameron Johns

Amanda Woollams

Hannah Martin

Rob Batten

Deanne de Leeuw

Genevieve Koning

Simon Stubbs