Our board is a skills based board appointed by the state government. The board is responsible for the strategic and policy direction of the organisation.
Our board members
Mikaela joined our board in November 2015 and hold qualifications in arts, education and business. She is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute Company of Directors and has completed the Cranlana Colloquium, for which she won a scholarship from the Municipal Association of Victoria. Mikaela has worked in the public and private sectors in Gippsland, Melbourne and overseas. She was elected to the Baw Baw Shire Council in 2012 and works for EPA Victoria. Mikaela’s community involvement includes landcare, education, sport and the arts.
Jane holds qualifications in education, librarianship, environmental studies and town planning. She has extensive experience in local government, community engagement, strategic planning, governance, teaching, racehorse training, mixed farming and Landcare and now manages her own farm at Briagolong. Jane was a councillor at Mornington Peninsula and Wellington shire councils, a member of Maffra and Districts Landcare Network Board and Monash Maffra Research Steering Committee. She is a member of Monash Nursing Practice Course Advisory Committee, Maffra Area International and Sale & District Showjumping Club.
Courtney is a local farmer with qualifications in agricultural science and agribusiness. She has strong board experience and is a general manager and director of three private businesses. Through farming, Courtney has been involved in a range of trials including cropping, pasture, serrated tussock control and Red Gum regenerative work. She is passionate about farming, her family and natural resource management. Courtney also believes strongly in local community and is a proud member and supporter of many local clubs, associations and networks.
Christine is a Director of Agribusiness Gippsland Inc, Chairperson of Quantum Support Services, Director of West Gippsland Healthcare Group and Executive Committee member of Baw Baw Latrobe Local Learning and Employment Network Inc. She has extensive experience in business management, human resources and communications and is an experienced Director having held positions on a number of different Boards. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Barbara holds qualifications in agricultural science and education, with extensive experience in strategic planning, community engagement and in education in the agriculture and natural resource management fields. Barbara is a self employed farm manager who is committed to Landcare. She convenes the Gippsland Committee for the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (a United Nations initiative).
Warwick holds tertiary qualifications in agricultural science and business management. He is employed as a Rural Financial Councillor in Maffra by the Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria, Gippsland. He has extensive experience in servicing a diverse range of primary producers across Victoria in roles covering finance and business management, grain marketing and agronomy.
Angus is the Chair of our board and holds qualifications in education and company directorship. He is also Chair of the Victorian Catchment Management Council and Co-chair of the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee. Angus has a strong understanding of natural resource management through his experience with the Department of Primary Industries and as a past CEO of WGCMA. He has also been a board member of the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
Ian is the Deputy Chair of our board and holds qualifications in economics, arts, public policy and management. He has extensive experience in strategic and statutory planning, local government and governance. Ian works part-time at Federation University, is a sessional member of Planning Panels Victoria and Deputy Chair of the board of Latrobe Regional Hospital.
John has extensive experience in Landcare, land and water resource management, primary industry, business planning, and financial management. He owns and operates a beef farm in the Bunyip area and is a director of the following organisations: West Gippsland Healthcare group, Ministerial Advisory Council for Earth Resources, Victorian Healthcare Association, Gippsland League and Living Learning – Pakenham.