Dr Julian Amos
Chief Executive Officer

Julian Amos is a former MP and for a period was Minister for Primary Industry, Energy and Forests in the Tasmanian Government. He has served on the Board of Hydro Tasmania, Utas Innovation Ltd and been Chairman of the Forest Industries Association and Executive Officer of SALTAS.

He was Chair of the Amos Family Bicentennial Committee, which held a weekend reunion at Swansea in March 2022.

He is presently CEO of the Tasmanian Abalone Council, a part-time position, and last year was a facilitator for the salmon industry.

He also runs a business consultancy specialising in strategic advice, communication techniques and negotiating skills. He has been a regular commentator in the mainstream media on issues of the day and produces a newsletter “In Support of Progress” (available on website).

He produces a monthly Statistics Pack, and was the author of the report “Tasmania – Constraints and Opportunities” which was released in July 2011.

He has a doctorate in Life Sciences from the University of Tasmania.

He is partnered to Lucy Given, owner of Luc Design in Hobart.

Margie Westlake
Administration Officer

Margie joined the Tasmanian Abalone Council in March 2021 with extensive administration and operational management skills within various industries, most recently working for a longline fishing company in Hobart. Originally from Adelaide she moved to Hobart in 2013 and loves the lifestyle Tassie has to offer. She has always been a lover of the sea … is an avid sailor and spent the year of 2020 sailing up the east coast of Australia on her yacht.

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