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Management Committee

 

Rhonda Williams

Chairperson

Joined the Management Committee in 2017

Rhonda Williams has lived and farmed in the Jerramungup area with her husband Ross, for more than 40 years. Rhonda has held numerous positions of senior responsibility for local NRM groups, notably as treasurer of South Coast Management Group, the deputy chair of South Coast NRM Inc Board of Management, and councillor for the Shire of Jerramungup. Landcare has been central to Rhonda’s family’s farm management practices as the key to long term sustainability and profitability. Rhonda received the 2016 Australian Government Individual Landcare Award.

Sarah Hilder

Deputy Chairperson

Joined the Management Committee in 2015

Sarah has worked in Albany in the not for profit sector for the past eight years. Sarah was part of the creation of the first community garden in Albany and developed a children’s gardening program called Garden Grubs designed to connect families with healthy eating, sustainability and the seasons. Sarah has a degree in environmental design and a post graduate qualification.

Laura Bird

Secretary

Joined the Management Committee in 2014

Laura joined the Board of Green Skills in June 2014 and brings many skills to the team as she has delivered the Living Smart course at Great Southern Institute of Technology and chaired the South Coast NRM Community Involvement and Change Reference Group. Until early 2015, Laura worked part time in the Albany office co-ordinating sustainability projects. She took on the role of Deputy Convenor in 2015.

Mike Travers

Treasurer

Joined the Management Committee in 2016

Mike Travers spent most of his working life in IT systems; mainly business systems.  After moving to Denmark, Mike used his business and finance experience to become a bookkeeper; he is a BAS agent. Mike is trying to concentrate on retirement and community involvement.  As the Treasurer of Green Skills he is learning another set of community skills.

Ches Leonard

Member

Joined the Management Committee in 2017

Ches Leonard has a background in Business and Workforce Development and has worked in the Training Sector for 17 years. He previously specialised in providing advice to employers of trainees and apprentices, and has supported training projects in the community care, disability and aged care sectors. Ches has a personal interest in sustainability – particularly home-grown food production and the building of a resilient local community.

Ashleigh Murch

Member

Joined the Management Committee in 2018

Ashleigh Murch has an educational background in biological science, genetics and pathology. He worked in the field of diagnostic human cytogenetics for more than 40 years.  In the last 15 years of his career he had an additional role in senior management, with extensive experience in HR, finance, project management and change management. Now retired, he has more time to devote to the community and his lifelong interest in the environment and sustainable living.

 

Jacqui Foster

Member

Joined the Management Committee in 2018

Jacqui Foster has a background in policy and community engagement in the environment and sustainability sector with 15 years’ experience. After finishing up a PhD in fisheries management in Tasmania, Jacqui moved to WA in 2008, and worked in the State government and not-for-profit sectors in Perth and Albany.

Jacqui also has extensive experience both volunteering and working for an international conservation not-for-profit and is currently a member of the Torbay Bushfire Brigade, Secretary for the Torbay Catchment Group and the Coordinator of  Sustainable Living Fair and Expo (2018) for Green Skills.

 

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