our team

Our team is our strongest asset. Together with the expertise of everyone, we are able to make the most of every opportunity.

Adam Mostogl - CEO & Chief Entrepreneur

Adam brings his years of experience in education, entrepreneurship and community development to encourage everyone in the team at The van Diemen Project, and everyone he interacts with.

Never one to slow down, Adam has inspired over 17,000 students to solve challenges in their local communities, mentored over 800 people to start their own business and challenges everyone to focus on impact, showcased through being a Finalist for Young Australian of the Year (2015) and one of Australia’s top entrepreneurs under 30 (2017).

Focused on creative approaches to impact and business opportunities, Adam regularly shares his experience with others as well as the team of The van Diemen Project to multiply what we can achieve to make opportunities matter.

Chris Davis - Director

For over thirty years, Chris has passionately solved problems working in other businesses as well as his own, bringing a diverse mix of skills and abilities to the team at The van Diemen Project.

As a proud sixth-generation Tasmanian, Chris has had extensive experience across building new businesses and initiatives as well as refining existing approaches for impact and growth, which sits alongside his knowledge in the areas of governance, commercial solutions and entrepreneurial advice that he uses at every chance he can.

Driving projects of significance within The van Diemen Project, Chris also leads advisory projects delivered by The van Diemen Project with a focus on impact and achievable growth in a people-centric approach.

Nicole Lucas - General Manager (Acting)

With years of experience across Australia addressing complex problems, Nicole has an incredible ability to create future stories for all she interacts with, with a specific focus on clarity around purpose.

Having worked alongside communities and organisations across Cape York, the Torres Strait, North Queensland and Tasmania across all sectors, Nicole is driven to see that all voices are heard and bringing a strategic perspective to all that she works through.

Nicole brings these insights to help drive the strategic approaches of community organisations and businesses so they can create the future story they want to shape, and help The van Diemen Project to shape our own.

Richard Kemp - Information Systems Manager

Bringing years of paid experience and many more tinkering with technology, Richard is focused on designing and shaping solutions that leverage technology and humans that use it on a daily basis.

Working across a range of industries, Richard brings his experience of customer service to everything that he does, as well as his ability to solve problems. Richard has passionately explored technology systems, integrations, website development and cyber security throughout these roles, and brings this to every discussion and opportunity.

Richard brings all of this together to design, oversee and implement solutions that use technology, including web platforms, software and media production, making everything run smoothly across our organisation.

Anna Cui - Project Manager

Highly curious and observant, Anna is the superglue to projects and initiatives of The van Diemen Project, bringing her energetic approach to every opportunity.

A life-long learner, Anna is currently studying her MBA, creating another opportunity to apply her experience in hospitality, retail and academic research in topics such as leadership that sits naturally along what she does within our team.

Championing projects of significance and complexity across everything we touch, Anna helps everything at The van Diemen Project happen, and does it all in her way that energises everyone around her.

Kelsey Thomas - Senior Marketing Advisor

Kelsey is a passionate and results-driven marketing professional with a background in fast-paced agency settings. With experience developing and implementing marketing strategy for small-medium enterprises, as well as large organisations in Education, Food Manufacturing, Primary Industries. 

 Growing up in a small family business, Kelsey saw first-hand the hard work and dedication that it takes to run a successful business, inspiring her to obtain a Bachelor of Business degree and run her own small business in the Real Estate services industry.  

 As a Senior Marketing Advisor with The van Diemen Project, Kelsey is passionate about supporting her clients through the application of strategic and innovative marketing solutions.   


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