Our Board

In 2017 Landcare Tasmania amended it's Constitution to provide for a skills based Board to be responsible for the proper management of the affairs of the organisation. Directors are elected by the membership for a term of 3 years and a maximum of 2 terms (with provision for a third term if needed to fill identified skills needs or for reasons of succession).

 

Bill Harvey

Bill was first elected to the City of Hobart Council in 2007. He is currently the Chair of the City Infrastructure Committee, a member of the City Planning Committee, and the Community, Culture and Events Committee. He also sits on the Risk and Audit Committee, Cycling South Committee and Hobart Active Travel Committee. He is a founder of the UN SDGs Network Tasmania, which aims to create a collective impact approach, across public, private and not-for-profits sectors towards achieving positive outcomes underpinned by the UN SDGs. He brings a combination of qualifications, experience as a director & chair, governance skills and wide network to the Landcare Tasmanian Board.

Melinda McHenry

Dr Melinda McHenry is a physical geographer, agroecologist and Learning and Teaching strategist at the University of Tasmania. Melinda has 15+ years of experience in the public and private sector, primarily working on issues related to natural resource management. Melinda contributes to state and national policy in soil conservation, geoheritage and geoconservation, and higher education. Melinda supervises a number of postgraduate students, with recent projects including gorse management (featuring landcare properties in the northern Midlands), recovery of native and introduced herbivores post-fire in Tasmania, pollutants in biosolids used as organic amendments on farms, and more. She is embarking on a national carbon-farming certification scheme investigation with landholders transitioning to sustainable agriculture. She considers her greatest achievement to date to be in her empowerment of rural, regional and non-traditional higher degree research students to obtain meaningful employment and meet other goals within their communities. Melinda is an LGBTQI+ ally, and NAHMI Mental Health Advocate.

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Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison is a highly experienced senior executive, with 17 over years’ experience in Finance and Accounting. Mark is currently the Director of Finance at Savage Group in Hobart, where he provides holistic advice to the business owners on business growth, management, risk, tax and accounting and all other commercial aspects of operations. Mark is currently a member of the Risk and Audit Subcommittee with Tasmanian Land Conservancy and has been active within many other environmental non-profit organisations over the course of his career.

Rosemary Collins

Rosemary is an engaging and enthusiastic educator and trainer for migrants learning English at Max Solutions in Launceston. She has had several ministerial board appointments including the Veterinary Board of Tasmania, TasTAFE Board and Ministerial Advisory Group on Mental Health. In addition to these, she has worked tirelessly on community development projects in the Meander Valley receiving recognition for clocking up over 1000 voluntary hours. She also runs the property-based Glenore Farm Landcare Group, aiming to improve the long-term sustainability of the farm and provide native habitat for local flora and fauna.