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Board of Management


Ashleigh Murch


Joined the Board of Management 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.


Rhonda Williams

Deputy Chairperson

Joined the Board of Management 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.

Penni Hewett


Joined the Board of Management in 2021

Penni is passionate about regional Western Australia and the people, communities, environment and industries that live and grow here.  Her considerable experience over more than 30 years in managing projects, building great teams and working with the community to protect and restore the environment and agricultural landscapes gives her the skills and confidence to manage the many different components of Green Skills.  Penni has extensive experience in strategic planning, natural resource management, forestry, agriculture and people management.



Mike Travers


Joined the Board of Management 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


Joined the Board of Management 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.

Laura Bird


Joined the Board of Management 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.

John Ambrose


Joined the Board of Management in 2021

John has a background in senior management, having held CEO and Board level positions in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors here and abroad.  He is a Fellow of the Australian and Malaysian Institutes of Management and has served on the Board of WACOSS and several other NGOs.  John was also a management consultant and corporate trainer for many years, and has worked with multinational companies in Southeast Asia and Australia.  He loves working with people, and has significant experience in board level training, business development, mentoring, cross-cultural management, leadership and change management.  

James Gentle

Project Manager Denmark Tip Shop Manager

James is committed to the reduction of landfill and the reuse, recycling or upcycling of everyday items. James, a lateral thinker, actively promotes the Tip Shop philosophy through creative arts projects and collaborative ventures with community and school groups in the area.

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Jasmyn Kirkman

Payroll Officer

Jasmyn has been working for many years with Green Skills Albany Ecojobs and has recently expanded her employment role with Green Skills to become our new Payroll Officer. Jasmyn will be sharing her working time between the Green Skills Denmark and Albany offices.  Her role of payroll officer will be mostly undertaken from the Denmark office.

Nicole Robinson

Finance Manager

Nicole has recently joined Green Skills as our new finance manager. Her organisation-wide role of managing the Green Skills finances is delivered from the Denmark office. Nicole is warmly welcomed into the Denmark office team.

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