Dianna is the founder of AgriHack and Regional Pitchfest. Regionally based, Dianna has become a respected voice for ag innovation and application. Her passions surround promotion of next generation farming and opportunities for more start-ups in the regions.
AgriHack and Regional Pitchfest encourage the celebration of regional ideas and the opportunity for collision between academia/tech/design thinking/industry/government and most importantly the farmer.
Dianna is a distinguished graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy, a UNSW graduate and ex-naval officer.
Tony established Kalleske Wines in 2001, with his brother Troy, building a winery on his family’s property at Greenock where they have been farming and grape-growing since 1853. Their estate grown grapes and wines are all certified both organic and biodynamic. Since the release of the first wines in 2004, Kalleske has rapidly gained an international reputation and received numerous accolades for producing the highest quality hand crafted wines. In recent years they have also been the recipients of some highly regarded national business awards. Wines are sold around Australia and in over 20 international markets.
Prior to starting their winery Tony developed his business skills and knowledge working as National Manager for a major human resource company specializing in the wine industry. He also pursued his passion for wine gaining experience working for a couple of major wineries.
Jane is an accomplished dermatoscopist and a founding partner of Skin Smart Australia. Jane currently facilitates both the corporate work on a national basis, as well as the clinical based Melanography and dermatoscopy work at Skin Smart Australia. She has a strong clinical background in skin cancer detection. Jane is a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and is passionate about delivering a top notch ethical service to each and every one of our clients.
Together with her business partner, Hillary McGregor Potter, they have devoted the last four years in the passionate pursuit of skin cancer assessment and education. They have taken their expertise and extensive experience into the workplace, as although Australia’s incidence of skin cancer is alarmingly high, busy workers don’t always get the opportunity to get regular checks. This is especially true of the regional areas of Australia, where there is a shortage of GPs and the time to provide full body skin checks. From miners in Newman WA to Wayatinah in the Derwent Valley TAS, Skin Smart Australia travels far and wide to provide their service.