Andrea Mason, Sustainability and Environment Consultant with a few other skills thrown in! Long time Landcarer, former Facilitator, former Chair Victorian Landcare Network and Leigh Catchment Group. Founding Chair of Bunanyung Landscape Alliance. Based near Ballarat and live on a small property with my husband. ALI projects include Jamaica, Fiji , Japan, Zambia and St Kitts Nevis.
Rob Youl OAM. Retired forester working in the farm forestry/Landcare/community project arena since 1981. First chair ALI. Landowner St Arnaud district. Last overseas venture four-day course in Jamaica with Andrea Mason and our spouses.
Belinda Brennan has been involved in Landcare, Natural Resource Management and Community Engagement fields for close to 30 years, in Victoria and Western Australia in both a professional and volunteer capacity. Belinda was the Network Coordinator for the South Gippsland Landcare Network for 6 and a half years, before taking on the role as Partnership and Engagement Team Leader for WGCMA. Belinda was an executive member of the Landcare Victoria Inc Committee of Management – the new single peak body for Landcare in Victoria resulting from the merger of the Farm Trees and Landcare Association and the Victorian Landcare Council. In 2017, Belinda undertook a Diploma of Business in Governance to better serve the Landcare and rural community. She was recently appointed the Gippsland Southern Health Services Board
Phil Horner, Retired systems developer and systems auditor. Active landcare networker in Ovens Valley NE Victoria. Secretary, Ovens Landcare Network; Treasurer, Victorian Landcare Council. Strong governance background with passion for the landcare movement. Past project manager of North East Regional Landcare Facilitator Initiative. Overseen riparian restoration projects along the Ovens River around Bright.
Until recently, Clinton Muller had been coordinating the Africa Landcare Network and Landcare International, hosted at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. In this capacity, Clinton was working with smallholder farmer groups through collective action and institutional strengthening for improved natural resource management and livelihood outcomes.
|Darryl Ebenezer brings to ALI his experiences in the non-Government and environment sectors. With his partner and two children he has lived on the Sunshine Coast for more than 16 years. Participation in the life of his community has been many and varied with roles in groups such as the Maleny Community Centre, Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, Maleny Credit Union Charitable Trust and Maleny Unwired.
He is currently in the role of Executive Officer with Queensland Water and Land Carers, a State peak body with more than 395 member groups. He has also been the manager of Barung Landcare based in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Two main areas have occupied Darryl’s attention over the long-term – activating and mobilising people to become involved in worthwhile projects and seeking long-term sustainable outcomes to assist people to achieve those aims.
|Liddy Nevile is a member of the Bellarine Landcare Group and a computer scientist.|
|Dennis Garrity is a systems agronomist and research leader whose career has been focused on the development of small-scale farming systems in the tropics. He is currently Drylands Ambassador for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and Distinguished Senior Research Fellow at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi. He served as Director General of the Centre from 2001 to 2011. He is currently leading an effort on the perennialization of agriculture in the 21st Century, building more productive and environmentally sound farming systems through a global Partnership to Create an EverGreen Agriculture. He also chairs the Steering Committee for Landcare International.|
|Nick Edgar has a bevy of qualifications (including a PhD in applied freshwater management) and academic achievements almost wider than his office wall allows, Nick is the driving force leading the NZLT team.
Nick has been with the trust for 16 years, 11 as CEO, which in turn creates many hats for him to wear as our leader, lobbyist, spokesperson, man on the ground, academic, board of trustees conduit, strategist and so much more. And all for the greater cause – the environment and namely the health of New Zealand’s waterways.