Chair: John Wills

John Wills

John has extensive experience as a CEO and board member in both the not for profit and commercial sectors including education, retail, manufacturing, disability services, health, zoos and property development. During his career John has had a number of pivotal senior roles across a range of industries including CEO of the Centre for Adult Education (CAE), CEO of Zoos Victoria, General Manager of strategy and research for Lend Lease, Director of Susan Corporation, General Manager of Palmer Corporation and General Manager of Myer.

John has also contributed to various medical and school boards including Victorian TAFE Association, Australian Pracising Nurses Association (APNA) and Victorian Relief.

John holds Masters degrees in education, counselling and business and a graduate diploma in organisational behaviour. He is passionate about conservation, nutrition, health and wellbeing and education and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.


Deputy chair: Pauline James

Pauline is a Senior Management Consultant specialising in evidence-led customer experience, service development and innovation. An AICD Graduate, Pauline is experienced at guiding Executives and Boards through challenging the status quo to improve the commercial sustainability of their business. She has more than 17 years industry experience spanning financial services, social enterprise, media, telecommunications and professional services and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) as well as Graduate Certificates in Business Administration and Human Nutrition.


Board member: Andrew Jaworski

Andrew is a lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law with a focus on the health and technology sector. Admitted in Australia and England and Wales, Andrew has worked in top tier private practice, consulting firms and in senior in-house roles in the UK, Singapore and Australia.

Andrew is currently the General Counsel of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and consults for a number of organisations in the digital health and tech space. Andrew has a keen interest in public health and is passionate about supporting NFP entities in health and aged care.


Board member: Shaun Jarvis

Shaun is an experienced B2B sales leader having spent over 15 years developing and executing sales strategies to achieve revenue and profit growth across Australian and New Zealand sales teams.

He is now the Managing Director of an Australian manufacturing business that supplies products to the aged care and health industries. Running a business of a similar size to Nutrition Australia Vic Division allows Shaun to share his expertise and insights to the NA Vic team and board.

Shaun has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business degree and is passionate about aligning sales teams and organisations towards a common purpose.


Board member: Emilia Rankin

Emilia is a chartered accountant and has over fifteen years experience in consulting, risk management, and investment management working in Australia and United Kingdom.

Emilia has been working within the Superannuation industy for the past 8 years within various areas, including Private Equity, Reporting and Insights and Investment Operations. Key themes to all roles have been stakeholder management, governance and strategy and implementing new processes.

Emilia has a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics (Econometrics) and a Diploma in Languages (Japanese).

She has a keen interest in health and nutrition being a qualified Pilates instructor and currently studying a Bachelor of Food and Nutrition.  


Chief Executive Officer: Lucinda Hancock

Lucinda Hancock

Lucinda is an Accredited Nutritionist (Dietitians Association of Australia) and Chief Executive Officer of Nutrition Australia Vic Division. She is responsible for the implementation of all business strategies and operations across the division including the development of sustainable statewide and national nutrition education programs.

Lucinda’s experience in health promotion spans over 20 years from working on specific projects in the area of public health and community nutrition to managing a non-government, non-profit national community nutrition education organisation.

She is a public health nutritionist and has completed a Masters in Human Nutrition Degree, Bachelor of Science Degree and is currently completing her Masters in Business (Philanthropy and Social Investment). She is passionate about food, enjoys frequenting the farmers’ markets, is a devoted member to slow food and is married to a chef whose culinary talents lie in French cuisine.