Management

Nicola Morris CEO

Nicola commenced in her role on 1 March 2016, returning to Tasmania after four and a half years in Uruguay and China.

From December 2013 until August 2015 she was Business Head of New Zealand Farming Systems Uruguay (NZSFU) and Vice President - Dairy for Olam International. NZSFU is one of the largest global dairying operations.

From October 2011 until November 2013 Nicola was Director of Farming Operations for Fonterra based in Beijing, China.

Nicola’s first experiences in Tasmania was as Chief Executive Officer of the Van Diemen’s Land Company and Tasman Farms Ltd, a position which she took on in March 2008. This company was Australia’s largest dairy farming business at the time. While in Tasmania, Nicola was also a Director of DairyTas and Skills Tasmania.

In New Zealand, Nicola was Chief Executive Officer of Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre (TATC) for fifteen years. TATC is a tertiary education organization which provides education and training to the wider farming community and new entrants to the industry using a number of commercial farming properties operated by TATC.

Prior to this, Nicola started her working career as an agribusiness banker.

Nicola holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science majoring in rural valuation and farm management, Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Banking, Masters of Business Administration and a Masters in Public Policy.

Nicola is a registered valuer and farm management consultant. She has a strong interest in agribusiness and in encouraging young people into agriculture.

Paul Ellery

Paul is Manager Build

July 2009 – Present Tasmanian Irrigation Launceston, Australia
Completed projects include the Winnaleah Scheme Augmentation delivering 3,750ML, this project won the Civil Construction Federation's National "Earth Award" for work valued between $5M and $20M in 2012 and the South East Irrigation Scheme (Stage 3) delivering 3,000ML, which commenced operation in 2015 and won the Tasmanian "Earth Award" for projects between $25M and $75M.

Mike O'Shea

Mike O’Shea is the Manager - Water Assets & Energy at Tasmanian Irrigation.

Mike joined the company in September 2010 as Manager Operations and with the creation of TI in 2011 assumed the role of GM Operations.

Prior to joining the company Mike worked in several senior roles within the forest industry both in Tasmania and on the mainland. These roles included operations, production, land and asset management and business development. In his role at Tasmanian Irrigation Mike, combines his extensive skills and experience to manage the infrastructure and supply of water to irrigators across Tasmania.

Amanda Zucker

Amanda Zucker is the Company Secretary and Manager Legal at Tasmanian Irrigation.

Prior to joining the company in May 2013, Amanda was a solicitor in Sydney working predominantly in construction law and commercial litigation.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology Sydney.