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Board Members

Dr Peter Veenker (Chair)

Dr Veenker is a self-employed consultant, prior CEO of Canberra Institute of Technology and Chair of the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee.

Mr Ross Ingram

Mr Ingram is presently director of Bonaccord Ingram Pty Ltd, and a member of the East Gippsland Shire Economic Development Board.

Mr Richard Robertson

Richard is a local grazier and has been involved in Landcare for many years.

Ms Christine Wrench

Christine is currently an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee for Gippsland Ports and East Gippsland Shire Council Audit Committee.   Since February 2015 she has been an external member of the Communication and Engagement Committee, East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.  Christine has had extensive experience in public land management across three states in the areas of nature based tourism, strategic planning, cultural heritage, business management, community engagement and partnerships as well as fire rehabilitation. Her background includes appointments as board support for Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd., marketing committee member Destination Gippsland, casual relief teacher East Gippsland Specialist School, consultant with Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative, senior project officer Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board, landscape planner for Ngootyoong Gunditj, Ngootyoong Mara South West Management Plan, Manager Commercial Operations Kangaroo Island.

Ms Jennifer Fraser

Jennifer has an extensive background in policy and legislation development, and in natural resource management frameworks. She has particular expertise in rural water management having been the Director of Groundwater and Licensing for six years within the Department of Sustainability and Environment (now DELWP). She is currently a consultant working with Eartheon Pty Ltd and is a sessional member of Planning Panels Victoria.

Mr Bill Bulmer

Mr Bulmer is a self-employed vegetable grower, chair of the Mitchell River Catchment and Agricultural Business Association and member of the Lindenow Valley Water Security Project.

Dr Nicola Watts

Dr Nicola Watts has worked in the education, natural resource management, telecoms and food sectors. Her career has included more than a decade as an international management and development consultant in more than twenty countries.

Nicola now has her own niche consulting business directed towards managing a range of innovative projects on the behalf of the East Gippsland Food Cluster Inc.

Nicola is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She is also a member of the Gippsland Ports Board.

Ms Glenys Watts

Ms Glenys Watts is a Gunaikurnai woman. She is a member of GLaWAC, Ngwala Willumbong and Willum Warrain Aboriginal associations and a member of the Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Working Party. She is employed as the Team Leader of Aboriginal Support & Development with the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Mr Ewan Waller

Mr Ewan Waller has had 40 years of experience in land management, particularly in forest and fire management. He is a local farmer and a consultant in land and fire management.

 

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