TAA CV - Ms Hannah Wheaton

Personal data
Year of Birth: 1986 TAA Member No: 3206
Contact Address: PO Box 98
Crystal Brook
South Australia 5523
Nationality: Australian
Permanent Phone Number: +61888652320 Mobile Phone No: +4474 82096 801
Email Address: hannahjwheaton@gmail.com Personal Webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=AAMAAAN5djYB543uy4C4ZMVbN8k5GqTClbw9OMs&trk=hp-identity-photo
Record of posts and assignments
Year Job Title Organisation Country Responsibilities
2012-15 Country Commodity Manager Monpi Cocoa Exports (subsidiary of Ecom Agroindustrial) Papua New Guinea Monpi Cocoa Exports started as a sister company to Monpi Coffee Exports in 2007. The cocoa business quickly expanded into three separate legal entities; Monpi Cocoa Exports, Monpi Cocoa Exports Bougainville and Monpi Sustainable Services (NGO). My role was to manage all three of these legal entities. - Designed and controlled an annual budget of USD 25 million for the two commercial entities ? Defined and implemented strategic vision and direction for all three companies - Purchased approx 8,000mt of cocoa within Papua New Guinea and coordinated inventory and shipments - Expanded the company?s national footprint in PNG from three branches to eight - Increased and diversified the company's supplier base by tripling the number of farmers delivering to Monpi country wide from 2,000 to 6,000 smallholders. - Constantly analysed the industry environment in high pressure situations to ensure the success of the company and the well-being of staff and stakeholders - Led a nationwide team of over 200 staff - Represented the company at national and international conferences and events - Designed, managed and implemented three World Bank projects (PPAP) worth a cumulative USD1.8 million as part of a total donor (NGO) funding portfolio of USD8 million. - Instigated and implemented first Fairtrade cocoa in PNG, globally the first farmer group (629 members) to be certified under the Contract Production Standards. http://ausfoodnews.com.au/2014/04/22/cadbury-australia-partners-with-monpi-to-import-fairtrade-cocoa-supporting-png-farmers.html - Instigated and implemented Rainforest Alliance certification for 1000+ farmers in the Madang province - Designed, implemented and managed donor funded projects in the agricultural development sphere with financial support from Mondelez, Fairtrade ANZ, Progreso (Doen Foundation), Ecom Foundation, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank and Rainforest Alliance impacting on over 6,000 cocoa growers across Madang, Morobe, East Sepik, West Sepik and Bougainville. - Expanded our funding base from USD2.6 million to close to USD8 million in a three year period. - Instigated a ground breaking partnership with Morobe Mining JV to support farmers in remote mining regions. http://www.morobeminer.com/2013/12/monpi-cocoa-exports-shows-interest-in-watut-cocoa/ - Changed the CSR landscape in Papua New Guinea?s cocoa industry. http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/delivering_sustainability_through_adversity/088593/
February 2012 - November 2012 Business Development Manager Monpi Cocoa Exports (subsidiary of Ecom Agroindustrial) Papua New Guinea - Project management - Provided high level administrative, strategic planning and operational support, research and advice to senior management on administrative matters such as staff management, facility management and information services - Developed and managed the organisation's administrative, physical and staff resources - Developed and implemented administrative and operational procedural statements and guidelines for use by staff in the organisation - Analysed complex resource management issues and initiatives that affected the organisation, and prepared associated reports, correspondence and submissions
March 2011 - January 2012 Project Officer Office of the Chief Information Officer, South Australian Government Australia - Project management - Wrote documents such as articles, security bulletins, terms of reference, cabinet submissions, across government guidelines, agendas, minutes, estimates briefings etc - Threat forecasting and risk mitigation - Facilitated special interest groups and across government forums - Created a statement of advice tool to be used in conjunction with the ISMF V3 - Created twelve guidelines to support ISMF V3
October 2010 - March 2011 Volunteer Project Manager Maximo Nivel Peru/Bolivia - Assisted with planning and implementation of construction projects around Cusco and La Paz - Assisted with planning and implementation of agricultural development projects around Cusco and Lake Titicaca
November 2007 - October 2010 (part time and full time roles) Adminstrative Assistant Rural Financial Counselling Service Australia
Skills, expertise and qualifications
Principal Discipline:  Tropical Agriculture (Cocoa), International Commodity Trade, NGO Project Development and Project Management
Subsidiary fields: Operations
Higher education: BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS) AND BACHELOR OF ARTS (INTERNATIONAL STUDIES) University of South Australia. Completed November 2010 CERT IV PROJECT MANAGEMENT Australian Institute of Management. Completed December 2011
Countries worked in:  Australia, Peru, Bolivia, Papua New Guinea
Languages: English, German, Tok Pisin
Last Updated: 28/10/2015