Our Team

Andrew Wilsmore

Andrew Wilsmore

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is a senior executive with extensive experience in the retail, hospitality, tourism, and agricultural sectors who brings a wide range of skills to ABA including business strategy development and execution, organisational and team cultural change abilities, operational management, financial and fiduciary skills and team management. 

He also acts as an advisor and advocate to both internal and external business and political leaders.

Gohar Yazdabadi

Gohar Yazdabadi

Director, Policy & Government Affairs

Gohar brings over ten years of experience in leading and implementing strategic evidence-based policy changes across the Federal and NSW Governments and has also worked as an in-house commercial lawyer.

Tony Ritchie

Tony Ritchie

Director, Media & Communications

Tony has a long career in corporate communications including in professional services, state government, law enforcement and federal politics.

He previously worked in TV news, including being the inaugural CEO of Sky News Australia.

Sophie Gobbo

Sophie Gobbo

Marketing Officer & Office Manager

Sophie is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, with a Bachelor of Media, majoring in PR and Advertising and has a background in professional public relations.

Executive Committee

Giuseppe Minissale

Giuseppe Minissale

Deputy Chair

Shane Tremble

Shane Tremble

Treasurer

Eveline Albarracin

Eveline Albarracin

Public Officer

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