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Board Members

Dr Peter Veenker (Chair)

Dr. Veenker has a long standing interest in Natural Resource Management and the Environment.  He is the Chair of East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and the Chair of Vic. Catchments, a network of the 10 Statewide Catchment Management Authorities in Victoria.  He is also the current Co-Chair of the Gippsland Lakes Co-Ordinating Committee.

In addition to his work in Catchment Management Dr. Veenker is a self employed strategy, finance and business consultant and was previously Chief Executive of the Canberra Institute of Technology. 

Dr. Veenker has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Master of Education Studies (Management), Diploma of Business Studies and holds a range of certificates and numerous fellows and awards.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicising Accountant (FCPA).  His research interest is in the field of Leadership.

 

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. He is also the current Chair of Ausveg.

 

Ms Jennifer Fraser

Ms Fraser is a self-employed consultant with a strong history of senior management roles for the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Ms Fraser has a Bachelor of Arts (Hon), Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Laws, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

 

Ms Frances MacLennan

Ms MacLennan 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.

 

Mr Ewan Waller

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 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.

 

Dr Nicola Watts

Dr Nicola Watts has worked in the education, natural resource management, telecommunications 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 consulting business managing a range of projects for 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 Christine Wrench  

Christine has extensive experience in public land management in the areas of nature based tourism, strategic planning, cultural heritage, business management and community engagement. Her background includes appointments as board support for Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd, marketing committee member Destination Gippsland, consultant with Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative and senior project officer Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board. Christine is an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committees for Gippsland Ports and the East Gippsland Shire Council.

 

 

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