What we do

Our mission is to inspire and encourage Tasmanians, and those who want to be Tasmanian, to quietly pursue the extraordinary.

Quiet: Tasmanians are humble, quietly confident, and cool while the rest of the world is increasingly loud and hot.

Pursuit: We’re isolated, so we’ve had to be inventive. We were underestimated, so nothing is ever “good enough.” We’ve had to work harder together, to make determination a core of our culture. The Bass Strait means everything from here is more expensive, so we have learned to focus on the boutique, the bespoke, on “better, not more.”

The extraordinary: This is about quality taking precedence over quantity, on privileging the unusual, and on our choice to protect the wilderness and our environment.

Brand Tasmania is industry and community led, and government enabled.

Because of the enormity of our ambition and the size of our team here at Brand Tasmania, we are a client-service organisation empowering Tasmanians to tell their story.

We are the first statutory place-branding authority to be established in Australia, created under the Brand Tasmania Act 2018. We are responsible for taking a best practice approach to ensure the Tasmanian brand is strengthened locally, nationally and internationally, and is promoted as a key asset of the Tasmanian community. These are our broad objectives:

  • To develop, maintain, protect and promote a Tasmanian brand that is differentiated and enhances our appeal and competitiveness nationally and internationally;
  • To strengthen Tasmania’s image and reputation locally, nationally and internationally; and
  • To nurture, enhance and promote the Tasmanian brand as a shared public asset.

The Tasmanian brand is so much more than a logo or a tagline. It’s about our people and what they’ve achieved through struggle, hard work, and ingenuity. Our role is to express this unifying story, to help you tell your own stories through the lens of the Tasmanian brand story, and to invite all Tasmanians to be a part of it.

Brand Tasmania

Meet our board

Nick Haddow

Nick Haddow | Chairperson

Nick is the founder and Managing Director of the Bruny Island Cheese Co., the Glen Huon Dairy Co. and the Bruny Island Beer Co. He has an established media profile and has also co-authored several books. Nick was on the Board of the Brand Tasmania Council Inc. for 7 years.
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Rod Nockles | Board Member (Ex Officio Member)

Rod has extensive leadership and managerial experience across the public, private and not for profit sectors. In 2021, Rod was appointed Deputy Secretary, People Performance and Governance at the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
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Brett Torossi | Board Member

Brett is a renowned developer and accomplished business woman. She has developed many award-winning and innovative developments in the residential, commercial and tourism sectors, and brings more than 25 years of governance, advocacy and strategic experience through her portfolio of board positions.
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Kim Clifford | Board Member

Kim is an experienced company director of a dynamic and innovative international company. She is a skilled marketing executive, with particular strengths in international customer relations, public diplomacy and intricate business transactions across Europe, the Americas, Indonesia, China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
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Kym Goodes | Board Member

Kym is the CEO of TasCOSS, a position she has held since 2015, and has worked across a range of government, private and community sector roles. She has extensive experience in strategy, planning and stakeholder relationships / management, and her work is highly regarded across Tasmania.
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Michael Cooper | Board Member

Michael is the former Chief Executive Officer of Juicy Isle Fruit Juices Pty Ltd. He has extensive experience in beverage manufacturing, along with third party distribution, exports and industry development, and is currently the Managing Director of Willar Pty Ltd, a private investment company.

Statutory info

Brand Tasmania is established under the Brand Tasmania Act 2018, which specifies its statutory objectives, functions, powers and responsibilities.

Upon Brand Tasmania’s commencement on 29 March 2019, the Premier issued his Ministerial Statement of Expectations to the Board.

Routine disclosures

Brand Tasmania complies with the whole-of-government gifts, benefits and hospitality policy.

Under the policy, the Head of Agency is to ensure that the agency maintains an appropriate gift register to record declarations by employees. The policy states that all declarations of gifts, benefits and/or hospitality to the value of $100 or greater, be published in the agency’s annual report for that financial year, or on the agency’s website. A copy of the policy can be found on the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.

The register below show gifts, benefits and/or hospitality and their value that have been accepted by Brand Tasmania employees from 29 March 2019 (the date Brand Tasmania commenced operation) to the end of the most recent quarter, in accordance with the policy. Brand Tasmania will update and publish the register on a quarterly basis.

Brand Tasmania Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Register

Public Interest Disclosures

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 (the Act) commenced operation on 1 January 2004 (commonly known as the Whistleblower legislation). The main objective of the Act is to encourage and facilitate the making of disclosures of improper conduct (or detrimental action) by public officers and public bodies. The Act provides protection to persons who make disclosures in accordance with the Act, from reprisals and establishes a system for the matters disclosed to be properly investigated and for rectifying action to be taken.

Reporting a disclosure

A disclosure about improper conduct or detrimental action by the Agency or one of its officers may be made in person, by telephone or in writing to the following:

Ombudsman – 1800 001 170 or ombudsman@ombudsman.tas.gov.au

CEO, Brand Tasmania – phone 03 6232 7647

Our commitment

Brand Tasmania is committed to the aims and objectives of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002. It does not tolerate improper conduct by its employees or officers, or the taking of detrimental action against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.

Brand Tasmania recognises the value of transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices, and supports the making of disclosures that reveal the type of conduct to which the Act is directed.

Brand Tasmania will take all reasonable steps to protect people who make such a disclosure from any detrimental action in reprisal for making the disclosure, and to protect their welfare. It will also afford natural justice to all parties involved in the investigation of a disclosure.

These procedures establish a system for reporting disclosures of improper conduct or detrimental action by officers or employees of Brand Tasmania. The procedures are also intended to assist its officers and employees understand the way in which the Act operates and needs to be administered.

Public Interest Disclosure – Procedures

Right to Information

The Right to Information Act 2009 (the Act) came into effect in July 2010. It replaced the former Freedom of Information legislation.

The guiding principle of the new Act is that information held by Tasmanian public authorities belongs to the people of the State and has been collected for and on their behalf.

The Act creates a legally enforceable right for a person to be provided with information in the possession of a public authority. Brand Tasmania is a public authority under the Act.

Contact

Right to Information
Department of Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 123, Hobart TAS 7001

Alternatively, you can email righttoinformation@dpac.tas.gov.au