Byron SBW Committee

Jennifer Joiner

Committee member

Jennifer has enjoyed a 30-year career in health care with experience in finance, business planning, sales, marketing and general management. She has strong international experience, including successful management of diverse distributor relationships throughout USA and Asia. Her passion is building strong relationships with customers, employees and business partners.

Her roles include leading the Australian operations of General Electric Medical Systems, Bayer Diagnostics and Applied BioSystems. She was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with a venture capital-backed technology start-up in USA before it was successfully sold.

Jennifer served as a Board Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia for seven years.

Fiona Sheridan

Committee member

Fiona has over 20-years’ experience in Business Development and Partner Management. She has worked with a wide variety of customers and partners, from start-ups and small to medium-sized business through to large corporates, government departments and educational institutions across Australia and New Zealand. She also has a strong interest in supporting women in business having spent five years as a board member of Women in Technology (WiT)—one of Queensland’s most respected and active technology industry associations.

As a long-time Byron resident, Fiona is delighted to have moved back to the region full-time. She now manages the Sourdough Business Pathways team in their work connecting highly experienced business people with local organisations needing advice and guidance with the development of their businesses.

Susan Nancarrow

Committee member

Susan has worked in health care delivery, management and research as well as higher education governance and executive leadership roles. She has an interest and expertise in the future of the workforce, particularly in the health care, and is currently a Director on the Northern New South Wales Local Health District Board. She is committed to supporting the development of women in leadership roles. Susan lives with her young family on the far north coast of New South Wales where she is a keen surfer, gardener and aspiring creative artist in her spare time.

Margot Cairnes

Committee member

Margot is a pioneer in her field. She is creative, visionary and intuitive – using these qualities to assist people in bridging the tremendous gap between the mechanistic ways of business of the past, and the new paradigms for business in the future. At the core of Margot’s work is the compelling connection between a leader’s personal inner journeys, their ability to drive levels of corporate success and their ability to profoundly influence the wellbeing of their wider communities.
Margot is highly regarded and respected as an inspirational mentor, advisor and partner to Boards and CEOs of multinational companies. She addresses crucial strategic issues in people, management and leadership to devise whole organisation transformation projects. Margot works with people bringing alignment, heart, authenticity and strength in an ever changing world.
Margot is particularly focused on digital disruption, out of the box thinking and creating a sustainable local economy.

Marina Mangano

Committee member

For over eighteen years, Marina has partnered with clients to assist them in further developing their operations and successfully achieving their business goals.

After completing a Bachelor of Business - Accountancy and completing the Professional Year program with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Marina’s first 10 years in the industry were spent in public practice, thereafter working for 6 years as a Finance Director for a family group.

A career break saw her travel around the world, backpacking parts of Asia, Africa and Europe before returning to Australia nearly three years later. She now works closely with entrepreneurs and investors helping them better understand their business and achieve their goals.

Marina is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held several board positions. She supports a number of local not-for-profit organisations and sits on various committees on a pro-bono basis. She is also a business mentor to local start-ups.

Amy Colli

SBW Regional Liaison

Amy Colli - Sourdough Business Women Regional Liaison. Amy’s career spans 25 years working extensively across the Northern Rivers in roles supporting and developing the food and tourism industries and giving her a strong understanding of the needs of a wide variety of regional business women. Amy is responsible for supporting business women in the Byron Shire and expanding initiatives into the Ballina, Tweed and Lismore shires.

Jackie Wallin

Administration Support

A former Melbournian and Corporate Executive Assistant, Jackie moved up to the Byron shire in 2013 looking for more of a work-life balance. Founding her own yoga studio soon after, Jackie now enjoys sharing her time between teaching therapeutic yoga and working part-time with the Sourdough team.
With more than 20 years of administrative experience, Jackie skilfully manages administrative duties behind the scenes and coordinates a myriad of events that Sourdough holds across the region. In addition to this, Jackie supports the Sourdough Business Women Leadership Committee with administrative support to help them foster and cultivate a supportive, thriving and passionate environment for business women in the region.

Jackie adores living in the Northern Rivers area and spends her spare time tending to her small acreage, dancing and being in the great outdoors.