About Us


The NILS concept was developed by Good Shepherd in Victoria and operates across Australia.

Community lending started in Tasmania in 2002, when the NILS (No Interest Loans) Network of Tasmania Inc. was first established.

Since 2002 we have issued more than 20,000 loans totalling more than 18 million dollars.

Our Vision:

A Tasmania where everyone, regardless of income, has access to safe and affordable financial services and access to assistance to manage their finances.

Our Mission:

To improve the standard of living for Tasmanians on low incomes by providing:

  • Affordable finance for essential goods and services
  • Affordable finance for small business development 
  • Access to financial literacy support and information


NILS Tasmania is an Incorporated Association which is overseen by a board made up of stakeholder representatives and elected members.

The members of the board currently are:

Stuart Foster (Chair), General Manager Community Services, Salvation Army Tasmania

Leanne Doherty (Secretary), Coordinator, Warrane-Mornington Community House

Nicolette Quinn (Treasurer) Founder - Savvy CFO

Kate Mirowski (Board Member), Manager Small Business – Business and Trade Tasmania, Department of State Growth

John Rowland (Board Member), General Manager – Business Development, Anglicare Tasmania

Grant Russell (Board Member), Chief Operating Officer, Aurora Energy

Tracey Tasker (Board Member), Chief Executive Officer, Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania

Marla Giacon (Board Member), Business & Scheduling Operational Manager, Anglicare Tasmania