Meet the Snobs Creek Advisory Board

A/Prof. Cleola Anderiesz

Cleola is a senior executive leader with over 20 years of experience across the academic, not-for-profit, and public sectors. Cleola established and implemented national cancer initiatives spanning research, clinical trials, data, service development, and clinical practice.

In 2018, Cleola led the implementation of the Australian Government’s first health Mission – the Australian Brain Cancer Mission. As Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Cancer Australia, Cleola provided senior executive oversight of a ministerial enquiry into lung cancer screening in Australia and supported the development of Australia’s first national Pancreatic Roadmap.

Cleola is currently CEO and the National Breast Cancer Foundation and is an Honorary Principal Fellow at the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health at the University of Melbourne.

Joseph Dunleavy

Joseph arrived in Melbourne from the United Kingdom in 2018. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with 9 years’ experience working for investment banking and technology firms. Currently a Revenue Analyst for Catapult Sports, one of the largest sports technology companies in the world, Joseph has significant experience working on user growth projects with high levels of investment expenditure.

Joseph has diverse fishing experience, from Piranhas in the Amazon to taking advantage of the bountiful fish stocks in Australian waterways. He is keen to secure the future of indigenous fish populations in Victoria through the work being completed at Snobs Creek Hatchery.

Cara Cummings

Cara is a leader in the VFA’s Women in Recreational Fishing (WIRF) network and is driven to encourage women, children and families to engage in the sport and immerse themselves amongst the benefits of the positive lifestyle it offers. As a mother to two young children and a recreational fisher, Cara is passionate about ensuring healthy waterways are maintained for future generations to come.

Cara is a writer for several fishing publications and has a sustainable seafood cooking segment on a recreational fishing television program in Melbourne. Cara is a building company director and also has a background in hospitality management and event planning. Cara has a long history of volunteering her time, knowledge and expertise to non-for-profit organisations in roles such as Vice President, general committee member and has assisted in the organisation of charity events and fundraisers.

Anthony Forster

Anthony has worked for the Victorian Fisheries Authority for 24 years and currently manages the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s Inland Fisheries program. Majoring in aquaculture, Anthony graduated from Tasmania University in 1986 and worked for almost a decade as one of the pioneering trout and salmon farm managers on the south-east coast of Tasmania.

He then went on to work as a fisheries consultant to Victoria’s trout farming sector before joining Western Australian Fisheries as an Aquaculture Extension Officer. During this time, he helped developed WA’s burgeoning abalone farming sector. Anthony joined Fisheries Victoria in 1996 as an Aquaculture Development Officer. Since then, he has managed the VFA’s Aquaculture Program, Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery, and delivered a long list of significant recreational and aquaculture projects.

Anthony is tasked with the important job of leading the development and construction of the VFA’s new native fish hatchery in Arcadia.

Brian Mottram

Brian has worked for the Victorian Fisheries Authority for 15 years and is currently the Director of the Recreational Programs division. After studying Agricultural Science at Longerenong, Brian began his career in farm retail sales before stepping up to the role of Senior Agronomist at Tasco Rural in 1994. Three years later, he joined the Victorian Department of Primary Industries and has since spent the last two decades working within government in various management and executive roles in agricultural, environmental and fisheries project planning and implementation.

During Brian’s time with the VFA he has continued to engage in learning opportunities covering project management, executive training and a Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture with Charles Sturt University.

Brian brings a wealth of diverse expertise including, stakeholder relations and engagement experience, and high-level project management skills to the Snobs Creek Advisory Board. He is a calm and effective leader, and a strategic thinker with proven experience administering multi-faceted, complex projects that improve recreational fishing opportunities.

Dylan White

Dylan joined the Victorian Fisheries Authority in November 2019 as the Program Manager of the Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery after previously being part of the Snobs Creek team 10 years earlier. After completing a Bachelor degree in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Dylan has worked with various salt and freshwater species including oyster pearls, barramundi, yellowtail kingfish, southern bluefin tuna and all species grown at the Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery.

Dylan brings with him a wealth of knowledge about fish production and as Program Manager guides the Board on operational matters.