Morning Coffee Lecture Series

Cup of tea

The QVMAG Friends present the latest installment of the Morning Coffee Lecture Series. 

Dianne Maynard is employed by Petuna Aquaculture managing the environmental and sustainability aspects of their Atlantic Salmon and Ocean Trout farming business. Dianne entered the aquaculture industry after a childhood spent sailing and fishing off the north-west coast of Tasmania. Graduating from Launceston's School of Aquaculture in 1998 Dianne followed her mentor, Professor Nigel Forteath, into seahorse farming and its associated tourism operations at Beauty Point.

Starting a family in 2003, Dianne and her husband commenced an unexpectedly challenging journey of raising a disabled and chronically unwell child, whilst trying to give their other child a 'normal' upbringing.

In 2005 Dianne was awarded Telstra's Young Businesswoman of the Year, which eventually led to a new role at Van Diemen Aquaculture on the Tamar River, which is now owned by Petuna.

After a number of years managing the 2500 tonne Atlantic Salmon production site on the Tamar, Dianne moved into an environmental science role with Petuna, tasked with driving change in farming practice to reduce the environmental impact of the business operations.

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QVMAG Friends $7.50
Non-members $11


  • Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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