Our Board of Directors

Our Board oversees the organisation’s direction, its governance, and works with management to develop and execute the strategic plan. Our Board members offer a range of skills including; finance, legal and risk management, government relations, business, agribusiness, water management and the environment.

The current members of Landcare Australia’s Board of Directors are:

Doug Humann AM

Doug Humann AM

Chairman

Doug Humann Am (GAICD, BA (Hons), Dip ED) has had around 40 years involvement in regional Australia including 25 years leadership experience in the environmental sector. Doug led Bush Heritage Australia (1997 – 2011) to national prominence before establishing his own consultancy working for environmental NGOs, Indigenous groups, traditional owners and natural resource management /catchment management authorities. Doug provides advice and support on a range of strategic, investment, project and governance matters, and is particularly involved in building partnerships and collaborations. Doug is married with three children and lives in southern Victoria.

Rachel Gatehouse

Rachel Gatehouse

Board Member

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.

Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland

Board Member

Peter Sutherland (BA, BSc (Hons)) 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.

Jan Davis

Jan Davis

Board Member

Jan Davis (MAgribus, MEnvPlan, BEc, MAICD, FAIM, FAusAE) 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.

Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson

Board Member

Robert Nicholson (BSc, LLM, MBA) 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.

Committees Supporting our Board of Directors

Partnerships Committee

This committee provides advice to the Board on strategies to maximise funds while protecting our brands. It develops and applies our partnership guidelines, and provides oversight of the management of our trademarks, the application of our bequest funds, and monitors our marketing and public relations activities. Members of Landcare Australia’s Partnerships Committee include:

Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland

Committee Chair

Scott James

Scott James

Partnerships Committee Member

Doug Humann AM

Doug Humann AM

Partnerships Committee Member

Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson

Partnerships Committee Member

Finance and Audit Committee

This committee reviews our organisation’s financial performance against our budget; that our reporting is compliant with external standards, and ensures appropriate risk management controls are in place. It also liaises with our external auditors who review our financial report annually. Members of Landcare Australia’s Finance and Audit Committee include:

Jan Davis

Jan Davis

Committee Chair

Rachel Gatehouse

Rachel Gatehouse

Finance and Audit Committee Member

Doug Humann AM

Doug Humann AM

Finance and Audit Committee Member

Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson

Finance and Audit Committee Member

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