Our Board

Mr Ewan Waller (Chair)

Mr Waller is a farmer in the East Gippsland region. He was previously the Chief Fire Officer for Victorian public land management fire agencies, with past forestry and fire related roles. Mr Waller has a Masters degree in Rural and Regional Planning. 

Ms Jennifer Fraser

Ms Fraser is an experienced board member with a strong background in rural water, natural resource and coastal management. In addition to membership of the East Gippsland CMA board, she is a member of the Victorian Marine and Coastal Council and a Commissioner with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder.  Ms Fraser has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Laws, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Ms Frances MacLennan

Ms MacLennan is the Chair of the Yarram and District Health Service Board and is the former Strategy and Partnerships Regional Manager at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). Ms MacLennan has a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Applied Science (Systems & Social Ecology), Diploma of Education, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Claire Miller

Ms Miller is a public policy, strategic engagement and communications consultant specialising in water, climate change, energy and environment. She has previously worked in agriculture as the Manager Policy Strategy at Dairy Australia; as a senior Victorian ministerial water policy adviser; and, a journalist with The Age newspaper for more than 20 years. Ms Miller has a Fellowship in American Studies and a Masters in Environmental Studies.

Ms Courtney Mraz

Ms Mraz is a primary producer with qualifications in agricultural science and agribusiness. She has experience in agriculture, livestock management, agronomy, natural resources management and business management. Ms Mraz has a strong governance background and is experienced in water resource management and stakeholder engagement. Ms Mraz has previously been a member of the Board of the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.  

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.

Ms Merrilyn Woodhouse

Ms Woodhouse has over 30 years’ experience in finance and administration in both the public and private sector. She has undertaken a diverse range of roles/activities, including all aspects of finance, administration, and statutory/management reporting. She has many years of agricultural experience, both as a primary producer and as a Federal Government employee undertaking extensive farm surveys. She holds a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Certificate in Management. 

We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.