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Jessica McInerney

WISA New South Wales Director

Some of you may know me through my position as Media and Communications Manager at Seafood Industry Australia, however I have a background in communications, primary industry and FMCG spanning more than 13 years. I have worked alongside a number of high-profile agribusiness and FMCG clients including Ingham Chicken and Turkey, Queen Fine Foods, Aeroplane Jelly and Accolade Wines in roles spanning PR, Marketing, Advertising and Social Media, and with Fairfax Media as a Senior Journalist.

 

I grew up in Wollongong, the daughter of an Italian Artist. My Dad spent a long-time painting fishing boats, so I have fond memories playing on the docks of Southern New South Wales harbours, speaking to fishers about their catches, and exploring post-harvest retailers. The Australian seafood industry is all about family, and in a slightly different way it is for me too.

 

I am now based on the South Coast in the fishing town of Ulladulla and am passionate about developing the profile of the Australian seafood industry, bolstering the industry’s social licence, and promoting the consumption of Australian seafood both domestically and internationally. 

 

I am honoured to join the WISA Board to allow me to continue promoting, protecting, and developing the Australian seafood industry with a focus on furthering the profile, skills, and interests of women in the industry.

 

I believe WISA has capacity to expand its reach and profile, and with my background and experience I want to use this opportunity and my skills to assist, while allowing me to gain first-hand experience in the workings and requirements of a Board. I look forward to working alongside each and every one of you to further the interests of women in the Australasian seafood industry.