Save the date! Coming together for Landcare

By Tessa Matykiewicz, Outgoing Landcare Australia CEO

After five years of service to the Landcare community in the position of Chief Executive Officer of Landcare Australia I have decided to leave the organisation to pursue other ambitions. It was a great honour to serve the Landcare community.  This was not an easy decision to come to, but I have every confidence that the organisation will thrive under new leadership.

I am handing the reins over to the very capable hands of Dr Shane Norrish, who has been with Landcare Australia for over 10 years as Head of Landcare Services, and is now transitioning into the CEO role. I have every confidence in Shane’s ability to lead this organisation and continue to serve the community.

Outgoing Landcare Australia Chief Executive Officer, Tessa Matykiewicz.

My team at Landcare Australia have been an enormous support to me, and any achievements have come as a result of their dedication to our organisation and Landcare. I will always feel honoured for the opportunity to be associated with Landcare, Landcarers everywhere, my team and board.

I would also like to acknowledge Hume Macdonald, a member of the Landcare Australia board between 1997 and 2015 who recently passed away. Hume was an active member of the Landcare community in South Australia and he will be deeply missed.

As I depart, I am very pleased to share that the upcoming biennial National Landcare Conference will be held this year at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 10-12 October. Save the date! The Landcare Australia team is excited to be bringing this Landcare knowledge sharing event to Queensland.

In addition, all 65 winners from 2017 State & Territory Landcare Awards will be representing their respective states at the National Landcare Awards gala dinner on 11 October in the same venue. All Landcarers will have an opportunity to throw support behind who they think made the most extraordinary contribution to Landcare over the last couple of years by voting in the People’s Choice Award category. Check out to cast your vote.

It has been incredibly rewarding to witness and participate in the amazing work that’s been done by thousands of volunteers across the country over the last five years. The spirit and dedication of the community is something that will always inspire me, wherever I go.

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