Meet the team

Delivery partners

Turn the Tide is being delivered by a team of expert partners to ensure an exceptional experience and optimum outcomes.

WISA is leading delivery of the full Turn the Tide program nationally, under the direction of our Executive Officer Kirsten Abernethy with support of the Board and team members.

Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA) is a national network inclusive of those who support furthering the interests, positioning and opportunities for women in the seafood industry. From women working on the boats, in farms and factories, post-harvest and processing, leading innovation or research, new ventures, management, or government and policy making, WISA welcomes members across the entire supply chain. WISA also welcomes men and non-binary members who are align with our vision and mission.


Affectus comprises a highly regarded team of dedicated leadership development professionals, helping people transform their lives so they can influence and shape the future of others. Delivering programs and workshops that transform the leadership skills of participants, the team work across national industry leadership programs through to local community volunteer work.

For Turn the Tide, the Affectus team are key to the Breaking Barriers workstream and is part of Tomorrow’s Workplace activities, led by Managing Director Jill Briggs and Facilitator / Researcher Dr Heidi Mumme.

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