Meet the Board
Fiona Wigg - President
Fiona's community experience includes general board member of the North East Valleys Wine group and President of the Beechworth Montessori Children's Group. She has lived in Beechworth for 15 years with her husband Ross and children Meg and Tas; her favourite hobby is producing drinkable wine from her much-loved vineyard and sharing good food with friends.
Elsa Gladigau - Secretary
Elsa lives locally and works in the medical field. She is passionate about food and its connection to our health and wellbeing. Elsa grew up on a sheep and crop farm and loves to grow her own food. Promoting farming practices that minimise chemical use, maximise nutrient density of food and support a healthy environment is important to her. Seeing community come together around this is even better!
Dean Cleave-Smith - Treasurer
Dean is a digital mastermind and wine maker, and also has extensive experience in leadership and management. Dean brings financial acumen to the Beechworth Co-Op and hopes to enhance the current systems to take the Co-Op to the next level. He is passionate about contributing to his community and has an appetite to learn about local and ethical food production.
Alison Lloyd - Volunteer Co-ordination, Marketing
Alison feels very fortunate that the food co-op started in Beechworth at the very same time as she moved here with her young family, six years ago. A co-op member since the start, she has appreciated the opportunity to meet like-minded people, and get to know producers and production methods. Professionally, Alison works as a marketing consultant in food, wine and tourism. She is passionate about seeing the towns and people of our region thrive.