CEO

James Chapman, CEO

James Chapman, CEO

CEO

James Chapman is the CEO of The Food Centre Inc. Officially appointed to the position in May 2017; James has a long and extensive career in the corporate sector. As General Manager for 24 years in both Australia and Ireland working within the Medical Devices Manufacturing and Distribution Industry.

James upholds the social justice principals that aim at decreasing or eliminating inequity and social exclusion, promoting inclusiveness and establishing unprejudiced environments that are supportive of all people.

During his time James has been a longstanding volunteer and has been a significant contributor to a number of Community serving organisations and held the offices of President, Treasurer and Secretary as well as other non-official roles within these organisations.

In his spare time James enjoys a social round of golf and spending time caravanning around Australia or socialising with his family, friends and numerous pets including their two beagles.

Board Members

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Board Member

Micheal Bell

Micheal Bell has a background in labouring, machining, teaching, counselling, management and mentoring. He is currently a volunteer in a non-for profit organization, lending a hand to those in need.
Micheal’s background highlights a diversity of skills stemming from the variety of jobs he has had in his life, i.e., Numerous labouring jobs, teller in Bank S.A., spot welder Holden’s, car detailer for Holden’s, Press operator for Chryslers, shed builder and manufacturer for Spic’n’span, teacher, mentor, Flexible learning options coordinator, student counsellor.
Michael’s aim in later life is to help those in need with any assistance they require to make life a happier and rewarding experience.

Board Member

Stacie Walker

Stacie Walker is the Director of Philanthropy for The Food Centre, and a recent addition to the board of directors. Stacie contributes expertise and guidance to identify funding opportunities to support growth of the Food Centre’s services available to Australians in need. Stacie currently provides assistance to establish new development projects, and collate tenders and grants across of a range of areas in the social industry. Stacie holds a Bachelor Degree in Visual Communication and has undertaken additional courses in Marketing, Tender Writing and Project Management.

Board Member

Tom Colyer

Tom Colyer is the Independent Chairman of The Food Centre Inc and is responsible for presiding over all board meetings; ensuring business is conducted in an orderly fashion, and strategy and direction are set that stretches the organisation to continue to grow. Tom was previously the State Chair of the Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association and is currently a Board Member of the Institute of Managers and Leaders’ Emerging Leaders Board. Tom is also currently serving as His Excellency’s, The Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le AC, Aide-de-camp. These various roles across public and private sectors have given Tom experience in working in, and with many teams and is skilled at helping organisations achieve better outcomes through smarter policy. Currently studying an MBA, Tom also finds time to enjoy other things in life, such as spending time with his wife and enjoying chicken wings from his favourite eatery.

Board Member

Dorothy Turner

Dorothy Turner is a member of the Board and is also a volunteer in the Op Shop.
Having professional qualifications in Education and Graphic Design, Dorothy has worked as a Primary School Teacher and Art Teacher, and as a Graphic Designer in two education-related businesses. Interested in the disadvantaged, she has also worked part-time as a church pastoral assistant.
Voluntary work has included graphic design for Social and Church groups, teaching English to new arrivals and telephone counseling for Teen Challenge. She is currently a member of Eldercare College Green Social Committee.

Board Member

Michael Peachey

Michael Peachey is the Board Secretary for The Food Centre Inc, and is responsible for the board meeting it’s legal requirements, governance practices, and maintenance of records. Prior to commencing at TFC, Michael was the CEO of W&L Mobile Healthcare Services, and is currently an Executive Director. This has provided experience in working with organisations in the private, not-for-profit, and Government sectors especially in the areas of national operations, corporate governance, risk management, establishing board structures and functions, due diligence, and acquisitions. Michael has completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA), AICD Company Directors Course, and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He is a Justice of the Peace for South Australia, and a serving Officer in the Army Reserves.

Board Member

Georgia Lee

Georgia Lee is the Director, Marketing for The Food Centre Inc. Georgia heads up the marketing sub-committee, which is responsible for the public relations, marketing and communication activities for the organisation.
In addition to this work with TFC, Georgia works for the SA Government in Communications and Engagement. With over 25 years marketing experience in the private and public sectors Georgia’s skills include, campaign development aligned to strategic goals, traditional channel strategy, digital and social media platform strategies and corporate brand management.
Georgia was previously a volunteer with St Vincent De Paul’s Fred’s Van for six years prior to moving to Darwin in 2012. Since returning to her hometown of Adelaide in June 2017 Georgia is set to commence a renovation project on her home.

Board Member

David Palyga

David Palyga is the Treasurer for The Food Centre Inc. and is responsible for overseeing the financial administration of the organisation, the review of procedures and financial reporting, and advising the Board on financial strategy. David has more than 40 years’ experience in management, marketing and financial analysis. Most recently he was the managing director of Adelaide based Principal Finance Pty Ltd for 18 years, building the business into a national brand recognised for its integrity and innovation.

The Food Centre’s aim is to improve the self- sufficiency of individuals and families by forging strong relationships with other community organisations and jointly providing improved community services. The Food Centre operates by the generosity of our sponsors and through the commitment of our local volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering your time at The Food Centre please don’t hesitate to contact us.