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Management Committee


Rhonda Williams


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


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


Joined the Management Committee in 2016

Mike 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.

Peter Burgess


Joined the Management Committee in 2012

Peter retired as a Divisional Administrator at the Department of Agriculture. Prior to this he was a Boliermaker/Welder. Peter has experience in project management, budgeting and resource allocation. He is an SES member serving in the Denmark Unit, has taught English to migrants, was a volunteer at the Perth Citizens Advice Bureau and enjoyed 10 years as a volunteer Bibbulmun track Maintenance Volunteer and is a keen trekker and lover of nature.

Ches Leonard


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.

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