We are led by a team of industry experts driven to reinvent the way the world grows, thinks about, and buys food to create a better future for people and the planet.

Meet the team

The Board

Anthony (Maz) Maslin

Founder and Chairman

Maz is an entrepreneur and social change visionary, driven by bringing new meaning and hope to environmental and community projects.

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Ben Cole

Managing Director

With a PhD in environmental engineering, Ben has a passion for start-up and growth companies.

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Stuart McAlpine

Non-Executive Director

Stuart is a Wheatbelt farmer with 35 years’ experience in agriculture who is committed to the environmental and social restoration of his region.

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Elizabeth Brennan

Non-Executive Director

Having lived in Papua New Guinea and the WA Wheatbelt, Elizabeth has a unique insight into global food systems and extensive experience in fresh produce marketing and agricultural development programs.

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Ronnie Duncan

Non-Executive Director

Ronnie Duncan has extensive experience in top-line growth through purpose-led, brand strategy development.

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Sam Wright

Company Secretary

Sam has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance.

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Jay Albany

Chief Executive Officer, Dirty Clean Food

Jay has spent his career building better networks to access quality food, and is keen to build a new channel that connects consumers to regenerative farmers in WA.

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Miranda Stamps

Chief Operating Officer

Miranda brings Wide Open Agriculture both the passion of a lifelong foodie and more than 20 years of leadership experience driving complex product development and implementation in the global education sector.

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Matthew Skinner

Chief Financial Officer

With a Finance and Management career spanning Australia, the UK and the Middle East, Matthew brings extensive experience in managing complex and fast changing business environments.

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Merilyn Elson

Product Strategy and Innovation Manager

Merilyn's background is in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, where she worked for a WA family-owned food manufacturer for over 30 years.

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Sophie Lanyon

General Manager, Dirty Clean Food

Sophie originally joined the Wide Open Agriculture team to build and expand the online store.

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Brad Dack

Operations Manager

Brad spent 15 years working for CBH Group in operations management and logistics. After a brief time in the construction industry, he returned to agriculture where his passion is.

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Richard Longbottom

People and Culture Manager

Joining the team in early 2022, Richard was drawn to WOA because of the company’s deep commitment to great and necessary change and an enthusiasm for doing things differently.  

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Scott Hogg

Financial Controller

Scott is a Chartered Accountant and has held various Commercial Manager roles across well-known Food and Beverage companies.

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Warren Pensini

Livestock Operations Manager

Warren joined the team in 2019 as Livestock Operations Manager, as well as assisting closely with the start-up of WOA's Meat Distribution business through Dirty Clean Food.

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Mark Whitwam

Sales Manager

Mark has an extensive background in the butchering trade, from slaughterman to butcher, through to food service meat sales.

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Jo Leopardi

Sales Operations Manager

Jo is an accomplished franchise owner of 20 years within Australia and New Zealand. An experienced business leader with demonstrated strategic planning, problem solving and team building abilities

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