Landcare Australia is governed by a skills-based Board comprising seven non-executive directors. During the year our long-standing director, Graham Jennings retired. We thank Graham for his significant contribution to our organisation. Rachel Gatehouse subsequently joined the board.
The board increased the frequency of meetings from quarterly to bi-monthly.

Campbell Anderson

Campbell Anderson was appointed Chairman of Landcare Australia in 2012. Previously he had exposure to Landcare through his career as an executive in the resources industry for over 30 years. Campbell was Chief Executive of North Ltd, during the 1990s, when North was one of Landcare’s largest supporters. He was President of the Business Council of Australia between 1998 and 2000.
Attendance: 6/6

Adele Beachley

Managing Director, Asia Pacific for leading enterprise mobility company SOTI, Adele was appointed in March 2015. Fluent in five languages, Adele’s career has seen her break new ground across EMEA and Asia Pacific, holding senior roles; in large multinational corporations, working with new technologies, developing market entry strategies, developing social media platforms, being a teacher, aid worker, strategist, commercial negotiator, marketer, fundraiser and start-up mentor.
Attendance: 4/6

Natalie Collard

Natalie Collard (GAICD, BA (SSc)) manages corporate affairs in Victoria and Tasmania for Telstra. As CEO of Australian Dairy Farmers, Natalie delivered significant industry transformation. As Director of Agsafe, Natalie oversaw agricultural environmental stewardship programs. 2013 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year (Community & Govt), Natalie has addressed the UN, managed two $600 million corporate defence contracts, and negotiated Australia’s first treaty with NATO.
Attendance: 6/6

Jan Davis

Jan Davis works as a consultant in the Australian agribusiness sector and in member-based organisations, with a focus on agripolicy and corporate governance. She is a director of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. After five years as CEO at Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, Jan has recently been appointed as CEO of the Agribusiness Association of Australia.
Attendance: 6/6

Rachel Gatehouse

Rachel is an executive at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) where she holds the position of CFO and General Manager Corporate Services responsible for Finance, Technology, Human Resources and Legal. Prior to joining the AICD Rachel had an accomplished career in banking that included CFO of HBOS Australia and Head of Finance for Retail at ANZ Bank. Rachel was previously on the board of Capital Finance Australia Limited. She has extensive experience in complex regulatory environments across both large established organisations and entrepreneurial enterprises.
Attendance: 2/6

Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson is a solicitor and partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, a leading global commercial law firm. Robert is a former member of the Victorian government’s National Parks Advisory Council, and Melbourne Parks and Waterways Advisory Council.
Attendance: 6/6

Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland has had an extensive senior executive career in the public and private sectors in water and natural resource management. He retired from GHD as Business Leader Water Resources. Peter was; Deputy Commissioner on the Murray Darling Basin Commission, a member of the National Land and Water Resources Audit, the National Taskforce on Sustainable Agriculture, and the Prime Minister’s Land Management Task Force.
Attendance: 6/6