For over twenty years Lenah Game Meats has been producing high quality Tasmanian game meats. It is a small privately owned Tasmanian company built on passion, ethics and pragmatic environmentalism. It was founded by John and Katrina Kelly and Sally Bruen in 1993. At Lenah we are committed to making the world a better place socially, environmentally and ecologically.
WHO WE ARE
John Kelly – Managing Director
John is an Agricultural Scientist and prior to establishing Lenah Game Meats he was an Agricultural Advisor with the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries. In response to the environmental damage caused by European style grazing agriculture he observed from the Northern Territory to Tasmania, he decided there must be a better way.
Katrina Kelly – Marketing Manager
Katrina is an Agricultural Scientist who has worked with a broad range of farmers to improve sustainable farming practices and her acumen within this area was demonstrated with her being awarded the Young Australian of The Year – Environmental Category.
Sally Bruen – SE Australia Market Development/Director
Sally has had extensive business development experience spanning both the private and public sectors. She has worked with disadvantaged communities to develop economic, social and environmental sustainability plans. The opportunity to bring an environmental, healthy and ethical product to the whole of society with Lenah Wallaby was what attracted her to establishing this company with the Kellys.
Lenah is a company with a deep ethical position. It is based on a vision of Australian farmers producing products from indigenous animals, rather than relying solely on ‘exotic’ sheep and cattle. We’d love to see Tasmania ethically utilise the abundant naturally occurring resources of wallaby and possum rather than relying solely on ‘exotic’ sheep and cattle.
We have a dream that every Australian will replace their Christmas turkey with a Lenah Wallaby roast.
In 2000, a customer satisfaction survey conducted by the Victorian University Australian Food Marketing Centre identified that Lenah had the highest customer satisfaction index of all similar sized businesses ever surveyed by the Centre.
Lenah Game Meats was awarded the Telstra Tasmanian Agribusiness Exporter of the Year award for 2001 in recognition of its achievements. In particular the judges were impressed by Lenah’s thorough understanding and close cultural ties with its export markets.
In 2003 Lenah was the overall winner of the Webster’s Tasmanian Business Growth Awards recognizing the quality of its management system and dedication to innovation.
In 2010 and 2011 Lenah Wallaby was the Tasmanian finalist in the ‘Paddock’ category, Delicious Magazine ‘Produce Awards’.
We were Gold and Silver award winners at the recent Hobart Fine Food Awards. Gold for our Wallaby Salami and Silver for Smoked Wallaby.