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  • P.O. Box 121 Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia
  • 1300722878

Ms Juliana Payne

Juliana Payne BA Hons, MA, commenced with Restaurant & Catering in July 2017.  Most recently she served as Head of Partnerships for CanTeen and Head of Corporate Development for the National Heart Foundation.  Ms Payne also previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the National Tourism Alliance from December 2010 to June 2015, establishing the Tourism and Hospitality Careers Council and Australian Tourism Round-table.

Prior to that she was responsible for running the AHA’s National and NSW Accommodation divisions, including policy and advocacy, member and sponsor services, and stakeholder management.  Over the last 15 years she has worked in policy, governance, and strategic planning for State and Federal agencies, in diverse portfolios covering IR, education, film, television and digital media.

Ms Payne has had extensive experience in strategic and corporate operations for industry associations and not-for-profit organisations.



R&CA Deputy CEO
Sally Neville

National President
Mark Scanlan

Vice President
Brian Leyden

Mike Palmer

Immediate Past President
Matteo Pignatelli

State Representative Directors
NSW/ACT – Brien Trippas
QLD/NT – Con Castrisos
SA – Melissa Reilly
VIC/TAS – Mandy David
WA – Jeremy Cariss

Independent Directors
George Mifsud
The Hon. Fran Bailey

Executive Director
John Hart

State Chairs
NSW/ACT Chair  – Mark Scanlan
QLD/NT Chair – Con Castrisos
SA Chair – Melissa Reilly
VIC/TAS Chair – Matteo Pignatelli
WA Chair – Jeremy Cariss

Please direct all correspondence via:

The Secretariat
Restaurant & Catering Association
PO Box 121