Our People

Nutrition NSW is governed by a Committee of Management. Implementation of nutrition services is delivered by Accredited Practising Dietitian Consultants.

Nutrition NSW is a multi-disciplinary organisation, offering expertise in: Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, Health Promotion, Education, Science, Medicine and Sports and Recreation. This enables us to understand scientific nutrition information and convey it to the general public.

Our Vision

To inspire and empower healthy eating for all Australians.

Our Mission

To be the leading nutrition advocate in preventative health.

NSW Committee of Management

Barbara Ward is the founder and Managing Director of Impact One and Public Health Advocate. Her previous senior executive roles include the MD of Anglican Retirement Villages Foundation, San Foundation, CEO AustCare and Marist Community Services, Financial Controller Lane Cove Council, Corporate Services Director NSW Crime Commission and OPSM. Barbara is currently the Deputy Mayor & Councillor at Ku-ring-gai Council (Gordon Ward), President of Lupus Australia NSW, President of SHARE SMR INC and Board Member for Lifeline, Nutrition Australia, Mariam Street Theatre, and UNAA for NSW. Barbara has received many Community and Business awards from industry bodies, NSW and Federal Governments. Barbara has received many Community and Business awards from industry bodies, NSW and Federal Governments. Amongst these, in recent years Barbara has received the Local Women of the Year Award, the Community Mental Health Service Award, the St George Community Award and the Volunteer of the Year NSW North Shore award in recognition of her outstanding contribution and service to business, community, multiculturalism and the health sector.

Raja survived getting educated from 3 globally recognised universities, stints with Wall Street firms and backpacking across the Amazon. Raja is an expert in Financial services technology with a career spanning leading financial services firms, global technology firms and start-ups from ideation to acquisition. He is now a part-time research scholar and leads a Fintech and Martech start-up with operations in India, ASEAN and A/NZ.

Mahesh Nair
Mahesh has had extensive cross border senior management experience having worked for multinationals for over 40 years in many countries. He last worked for a German multinational in healthcare and headed a region that included, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. His contribution to Nutrition NSW will be in strategic planning and management, finance, corporate governance, risk and compliance. He is a professional accountant with affiliations with accounting bodies in many countries and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Persephone is an experienced, pragmatic employment law practitioner and leader within the Kennedys Sydney Employment Team. Specialising in the full spectrum of industrial, employment and workplace issues, Persephone is future-focused, working in partnership with her clients (corporate clients, insurers, government agencies and individuals) to achieve their desired outcomes. Persephone represents clients in complex litigation matters (including work, health and safety, commercial and defamation matters), regularly appearing and instructing in each of the various State and Federal Courts and Industrial Tribunals.

Chloe is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney. She currently works part-time as a consultant for Nutrition Australia, Health and Fitness Recruitment Australia and Bupa. Her roles include corporate presenter and program manager, and designing and delivering community education. Chloe has a thriving private practice and consults from the Rose Bay Medical clinic. She is also the Senior dietitian for Mark Moran Vaucluse, Adapt Healthcare, Advanced Diversity Services, St Lukes Private Hospital Potts Point and Glimlife Australia Pty. Ltd.

Andriana has completed a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney and has been volunteering with Nutrition Australia NSW on an interim basis for over two years. She currently works for NSW Health with our vulnerable Aboriginal communities and is undertaking a PhD in use of patient-reported measures in dietetics. Andriana is a published author in the journal ‘Nutrients’ and a successful recipient of multiple academic awards and scholarships including the 2020 Postgraduate Faculty of Science’s Dean’s Honours List Prize and is a current recipient of an Australian Research Training Program Scholarship.

What We Do

Nutrition NSW delivers services across NSW with key stakeholders in the public and private sector to promote evidence-based messages on nutritional issues and overall preventative health.