Our Board

Jillian Staton

Chair

Jillian Staton

A member of the Tarwin Landcare Group, Jillian is a freelance writer specialising in agriculture and environmental sustainability. She has written several books on these topics, including one that showcases food and wine producers in South Gippsland.

Alex Daraio

Vice Chair

Alex Daraio

Alex is a mechatronics engineer and works in areas involving cloud platforms, automation, electronics and drone technology. He is president of the newly formed Corner Inlet Landcare Group.

Richard Taylor

Vice Chair

Richard Taylor

A member of Tarwin Landcare and has a background in International Finance. A custodian of 1100 acres of coastal virgin bush, he has a keen interest in renewable energy and sustainable farming.

Mark Matthews

Secretary

Mark Matthews

Has run an certified organic vineyard and farm in South Gippsland since 2009. During that time he has planted over 15,000 trees and is passionate about retaining South Gippsland's amazing biodiversity.

John Currier

Treasurer

John Currier

John worked as an accountant in the UK until 2 years ago when he retired and came to Australia. He now lives in Tarwin Lower

Amy Cameron

Amy Cameron

Amy has a degree in Creative Writing, and works part-time as a copywriter for a branding agency. She creates and edits many different types of written content for brands like Monash University and Australia Post.

Rosemary Knox

Rosemary Knox

Rosemary has been on the executive committee of the Loch-Nyora Landcare Group since its inaugural meeting in 1996, and joined the Board in 2018.

Sam Stringer

Sam Stringer

Sam stringer is a member of the fish creek landcare group and runs a small beef property on fish creek as well as working for a national agribusiness organisation.

Nick Dudley

Nick Dudley

A member of the Arawata Landcare Group, Nick lives just out of Leongatha and runs a small beef property with his wife, Anna.

Herb Wildes

Herb Wildes

After a long career in Melbourne, Herb returned to Nerrena where he lives with his daughter on 260 acres of mainly remnant vegetation. He belongs to the Nerrena Tarwin Valley Landcare Group of which his parents were inaugural members.

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