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Sheree has walked the journey of starting something from nothing, risking it all, and successfully exiting at the other end.

With over 23 years’ experience in entrepreneurship – focusing in food manufacturing, tourism and hospitality – Sheree finished University with a Bachelor of Music. She came from a family of risk takers, hard workers, and a culture of ‘let’s give it a go’. Her parents had a fledgling goat dairy and a start-up tiny cheese factory in the Adelaide Hills and were working full time elsewhere to bring money in. They employed a cheese maker who resigned within 6 months. Sheree put her hand up for the job and said, “I’ll do it – I’ll give you a five-year commitment – I’ll teach myself how to make cheese, I’ll get the brand and systems established, I’ll generate profit”.

Sheree, and later, husband Saul who joined her, invested in the business and together they led and grew what was a small niche business into one of Australia’s largest Brie and Camembert manufacturers. In late 2017 they attracted the attention of Japanese heavyweight diary company Megmilk Snow Brand, who went on to purchase the business. Sheree continued in the role of Chief Executive elevating a start-up family run business to an Australian corporate subsidiary of an international dairy company. Sheree explains “It didn’t feel like my baby anymore, it felt like my grandchild”.

After finishing their tenure at Udder Delights Australia, Sheree is now into her third start up with husband Saul, becoming craft brewers and running a large hospitality venue ‘Grunthal Brew’ in the Adelaide Hills. It employs over 40 staff and hit third year target goals within 6 months of opening.

Sheree’s latest start up is eBEER enhanced – a supercharged lager made with eBrewing technology. Together with husband Saul Sullivan they are evolving the global beer space.

Sheree is also an accomplished keynote speaker and experienced business mentor. Sheree also has experience as Board Chair and Director and has successfully completed the Australian Institute of Company Director course in 2019.

Details

Date:
June 21
Time:
7:15 am - 8:30 am
Cost:
$35
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Venue

Auchendarroch House
17 Adelaide Road
Mt Barker,
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