Meet the Snobs Creek Advisory Board
Dr Cleola Anderiesz
Cleola is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Cancer Australia, the Australian Government’s national cancer agency. She is an experienced senior executive who has worked across the academic, not-for-profit, and public sectors and has held positions on state, national, and international committees.
Cleola is a medical researcher by training with qualifications in health economics and business administration, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Cleola is a passionate recreational fisher with over 40 years fishing in Victoria’s marine and freshwater fisheries. She is an avid fly fisher, fishing locally and internationally. Cleola has great respect for the social, cultural and economic benefits of recreational fishing and is a strong advocate for supporting women in recreational fishing.
David works in the recreational fishing industry as General Manager of two of Australia’s largest fishing tackle stores. A Director of the Futurefish Foundation since 2006, David also works in media as host of Talking Fishing TV on Melbourne community television station C31 and the Talking Fishing program on Melbourne radio station 3MP.
David has previously held roles on the Victorian Government Fisheries Co-Management Council, Fisheries Revenue Allocation Committee and Statewide Fisheries Roundtable, and has extensive experience in fisheries management and policy development.
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 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 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 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 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.