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Our Board

Our current Board consists of:

Louise Duxbury

Louise has a PhD Sustainability and Technology Policy Murdoch University. She is a sustainability practitioner and facilitator with thirty years experience in facilitating, developing and implementing environmental initiatives across the Great Southern region and beyond. Louise has worked with all sectors of the South Coast community delivering education and training and projects that build understanding and appreciation of the deep connections between people and places that underpin our social, economic and spiritual wellbeing. She has been involved with the development of environmental tourism in the region since 1994 initiating a specific course in the field, and supervising projects such as the surveying of 30 sites across the coastal region to assess environmental impacts and the market potential of ecotourism. Recent projects include development of the Shire of Denmark bike plan, and assessment of the economic and social capacity of the south coast to adapt to changing climate. Louise is known by many for her work with Green Skills, the Torbay Catchment Group and the WA Landcare Network.

 

Louise Duxbury

John Holley

John has worked for over 30 years with the WA public service including more than 20 years in landcare and natural resource management. As the director of the State NRM Office for 12 years before he retired in early 2018, he strongly advocated for and argued for the funding of landcare and community-based NRM in WA and nationally. He also helped the South African government establish its landcare program in 1999. Since retirement, John has continued his interest in landcare and is keeping busy as a member of several landcare groups.

 

John Holley

Peter Luscombe

Practitioner in natural ecosystem management and rehabilitation. Actively promoting environmentally acceptable and economically viable agriculture through example.

 

Peter Luscombe

Virginia Young

Virginia Young has been involved in successful environmental campaigns across Australia since the late 1980s. Prior to this she ran the mining section of the Foreign Investment Division in the Federal Treasury and then her own business. She pioneered a continental scale approach to nature conservation in Australia, called ‘Wild Country’ and has also played a leading role as the Wilderness Society’s National Forest Campaign Co-ordinator in the difficult arena of protecting Australia’s native forests. She has been involved in international climate processes and campaigns since 2007. The opportunities and challenges which were apparent then lead her to create (working with key ally Global Witness) an alliance of like-minded international ENGO’s called the Ecosystems Climate Alliance who work together to bring good science, good policy and nature advocacy into the UNFCCC. Virginia was awarded Wild magazine’s Environmentalist of the Year in 2001, and was recognised as one of 20 ‘Global Wilderness Visionaries’ by the World Wilderness Congress in 2010.

 

Virginia Young