Board of directors

Nutrition Australia operates through a National Board and state and territory divisions. The national board is responsible for policy, governance and national programs and the state divisions are encouraged to respond to local needs and opportunities for nutrition education and health promotion.

Each state or territory division of Nutrition Australia may appoint two National Board Directors. One of these Directors must be a nutrition professional.

Nutrition Australia National
5/70 Maclaurin Crescent
Chifley ACT 2606


National Board members

Chair and Independent Director

Malcolm Jull

Malcolm Jull

Malcolm Jull was appointed to the Board in December 2016. Malcolm brings over 15 years experience in sales, relationship management, and communication spanning senior roles at ANZ, Macquarie and CBA, where Malcolm is currently a Director of Business Development in the Institutional Business. He has led diversity and inclusion, sales education and acquisition projects in financial services and travel companies.

An enthusiasm for sharing the benefits of a balanced diet and physical activity, Malcolm has been a Group Fitness Instructor for 8 years, following from serving as both a volunteer and professional lifeguard. He has a particular passion in the role nutrition and fitness have in building higher performing businesses and teams through greater employee health.

Malcolm has a strong focus on Nutrition in the workplace and building consistency in the application of good health and well being through telling the story of healthy eating choices and physical empowerment.



Gill Duffy 


Divisional Director

Mikael Wedemeyer (QLD Division)

Kate Di Prima (QLD Division)


Divisional Director 

Lauren Reeves (NSW Division)

Lauren is a Registered Nutritionist possessing an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies. 

Lauren currently works for AngliCare in a dynamic role as a Care Project Coordinator in Nutrition. Some of the initiatives she implemented are but not limited to introducing a food offer to Residents living in Retirement Living offering weekly hot lunches, a project called Rhythm of Life that has looked at person centred care for the Residents living in Anglicare’s  Care Homes. Nutrition and Hydration stations in all the homes and a larger variety of food choices at all meal times as well as a 24 hour food service offer. Lauren has conducted many education sessions across all areas of Anglicare for both staff and Residents on a variety of topics on Nutrition, supplements, weight loss, superfoods, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.


Divisional Director 

Gillian Duffy (ACT Division)

Gillian originally joined Nutrition Australia while studying Nutritional Science in Canberra for some volunteer experience. She re-joined the ACT Division in 2008, and is the current Chair of the ACT Committee of Management of Nutrition Australia ACT Division.

Gillian currently works in food regulation at Food Standards Australia New Zealand where she has worked across a number of areas having the opportunity to use and build up her public health nutrition knowledge and skills. Previously Gillian worked at the University of Canberra as a research assistant and tutor in nutrition, then as a lecturer in nutrition and public health nutrition. She has completed a Masters in Nutrition, a Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology).


Divisional Director 

Dean Laurence (VIC Division)

Dean is an experienced company director who serves and has served on not for profit, government and private sector boards. He brings a background in strategy, leadership, and risk management as well as governance. He is also a mentor and alumnus of Leadership Victoria.

Dean’s corporate career encompassed more than 20 years in Executive Director, CFO / General Management roles within ASX and large private companies, both within Australia and overseas, across a range of industry sectors including construction, property, retail, wholesale, manufacturing and distribution. He has lived and worked in the Middle East, UK and PNG, and in Australia in NSW and Victoria.

Dean has a Master of Business Administration, UNE and Master of Commerce, Sydney University. He’s passionate especially about supporting not for profit entities in the aged care, healthcare, mental health or associated sectors.


Divisional Director 

Teri Lichtenstein

Teri is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Nutritionist and Sports Dietitian with over 17 years’ experience within the food and healthcare industries.

Teri is the director of FoodBytes, a nutrition and digital consultancy that empowers brands and organisations to raise their nutritional profile through digital channels. Prior to establishing FoodBytes, Teri worked at Nestle for almost a decade, where she gained valuable brand marketing and digital expertise. She has a wealth of experience across a range of FMCG, nutrition and healthcare industries.

Teri is a regular speaker on the topics of social media and digital marketing and contributes to a range of digital and nutrition publications.


Divisional Director 

Allison Wood (ACT Division)

I am currently undertaking a masters degree in ecological public health at the University of Canberra. 

I work casually as a gym instructor and nutrition coach, and also contribute to meal service at the Red Cross Roadhouse; support conversation in the ACT Health Talk Back Group for people with chronic aphasia; and provide hand massage to patients at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre in the Canberra Hospital. 

Prior to following my passion for health and social justice, I worked as a lawyer in private practice and as a senior legal policy adviser in the Commonwealth government for over 18 years, spending the majority of my professional career working in the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. 

Qualifications: BSc | LLB | Grad Dip Ed | Dip Nutr


Executive of the Board Public Officer

Leanne Elliston (ACT Division)




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