Our Board.

Hayley Morris

Co-Founder + Board Chair

I studied International Business at university and entered the corporate world working under my father. In my mid-twenties I had a life-changing holiday to South Africa that shifted my perspective on my life and the environmental impact associated with everyday living. This led me on a journey that ultimately ended up with Cassie and I starting Sustainable Table in 2009. Whilst I have stepped back from the day-to-day running of the organisation, I have loved remaining on in my position as Board Chair and helping the organisation to secure funding.

I am now Executive Director of our family office, The Morris Group, with investments spanning hospitality, tourism, aviation, technology and agriculture. I also lead our family’s philanthropy and impact investments through the Morris Family Foundation that focuses on climate change and regenerative food systems.

PhilIPPA HODSON

Board Member

Philippa Hodson is a motivated and passionate foodie, mother and global citizen. She learned about Sustainable Table after buying our first cookbook way back when (which still commands pride of place on her shelf! Onya Pip) and has since become indispensable to our organisation.

Pip’s professional experience spans corporate remediation solutions, organic food manufacturing, fine dining, impact investing and grant making. She’s Executive Director and Chairman of the Board for The Garry White Foundation; was involved in our 2018 Victorian Community Grants program as a funder; and we’re thrilled that her skills and talents are now formally embedded within ST as a member of the Board.

As well as advocating for healthy and inclusive food systems, Pip advocates for daily horse rides (she’s a keen showjumper), weekend farmers’ market forays and crafting the most incredible wholefood recipes from scratch.

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Ben Krasnostein

Board Member

Ben has circa 20 years of experience across corporate advisory, legal advisory, M&A transactions and deal structuring in a variety of industry sectors. He has led (and invested in) many large commercial property, private equity, sustainable finance, infrastructure development and renewable energy transactions. He has spent many years in leadership roles, including in the environmental not-for-profit sector and one of Australia’s leading impact investment fund managers.

Ben is Managing Director of Kilara Capital, a deal origination and investment management business, dedicated to providing sustainable investment opportunities for a zero-carbon future. Ben leads the Kilara Private Equity Team and is responsible for overall management and strategy across the Kilara Group. Alongside his role at Kilara, Ben is co-Principal of his Melbourne based family office which focusses on deploying significant capital towards climate-smart and impactful projects and opportunities.

Lauren Haas Jones

Board Member

Lauren’s personal professional experience spans 20 years in the ‘corporate world’ within large organisations globally.   She is the current Head of Sustainability Strategy at Republic of Everyone and has spent her career proving the business case for sustainability, or put more simply, making doing good, good for business. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, a Masters in Sustainable Development and is currently a PHD candidate at UNSW Business School focusing on sustainability and innovation.

Personally she is a woman of many interests, Lauren is also a mum of two, unexpected adventurer, podcaster, a wanna be regenerative farmer and an advocate for living more slowly and sustainably.