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.

Shivana Chandra

Shivana Chandra

Research and Policy Officer

Shivana is a researcher with a deep interest in policy and ethics. She previously worked in the autism sector, where she developed evidence-based research to help inform and improve service delivery. Shivana also has a background in education teaching primary school students.

Executive Committee

Greg Holland

Greg Holland

Chair

Tony Battaglene

Tony Battaglene

Deputy Chair

John Preston

John Preston

Treasurer

Michael Waters

Michael Waters

General Committee Member

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