13 May 2024

Jess has a deep-seated ethos of giving back!

Jessica Roberts hails from Colebrook, a rural town in the Southern Midlands in the central region of Tasmania. Colebrook has a population of approximately 300 people.

And it's Jessica's (Jess) commitment to volunteering, which spans over a decade that reflects a deep-seated ethos of giving back in the wider community. 

Over the past few years, she has directly impacted the lives of over 50 girls and young women, instilling in them confidence, leadership skills, and a sense of empowerment.

"For me, as a 3rd generation Girl Guide Leader and active community volunteer, I believe in the power of service to empower and uplift individuals. My journey is about more than just volunteering; it's about instilling confidence, fostering leadership, and creating a positive impact that resonates through generations."

During her university years at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Jess served as a Specialist Peer Mentor in the UTAS Specialist Peer Mentoring (Speerment) program. Her dedication to supporting students on the Autism Spectrum didn’t go unnoticed, as she mentored four students over two years, providing them with personalised guidance and ensuring their academic success.

At Collins SBA (CSBA), Jessica’s contributions extend beyond her role as a practicing accountant. She took the lead in the community impact area for the aspiring B-Corp certification process, aligning the business with impactful practices across Workers, Customers, Governance, Environment, and Community. Additionally, she volunteered for the Smith Family Workplace Outreach Program, further demonstrating her commitment to community engagement.

Despite the demands of her full-time role at CSBA, Jess has dedicated an average of 10 hours per week to her responsibilities as a Girl Guide Leader. Her work ethic and commitment are evident not just in her volunteer roles but also in overcoming personal challenges such as her shyness and adapting to new environments.

Jess’s story is one of resilience, dedication, and impactful contributions to her community. Her involvement with multiple organisations and her ability to balance work, studies, and volunteering showcase her as a role model for business owners looking to make a meaningful difference outside the day-to-day running of a business.

To relax, Jess finds joy in photography and in 2023 was a co-winner of the Creativity Competition at Collins SBA with her photo submission and the theme “Compassion.” 

Jess was a semi-finalist of the 2024 Tasmanian Young Achievement Awards. The purpose of these awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of 31st December each year. Refer someone in 2025!


Amanda Jones, Marketing Manager

Freedom = Experiences

Amanda returned home to family and friends in Tasmania after working in Sydney, NSW and New York, USA in marketing and media advertising roles. She loves to hike, watch the waves crash and connect with our community. 

Amanda describes her working ethos as “people first” and she loves exploring the significant impact the work at Collins SBA has on the lives of entrepreneurs, business owners, their families, and the wider community. 

Amanda has experience working across Healthcare, Technology, Management Consulting and Professional Services and is passionate about showcasing the stories and innovative ideas of the clients we support. Amanda on LinkedIn