The next Board meeting is in Cairns on Friday 24 August.
Terrain NRM's Board looks at the big picture, carries out constant assessment of Terrain's performance and guides it towards its goals. The Board of Terrain NRM is appointed to:
- provide purpose, leadership, direction and a strategic vision
- ensure all legal and financial responsibilities are met and that finances are sound and operations are legal
- carry out risk management
- select and oversee the Chief Executive Officer
- evaluate and improve its own effectiveness
Through the establishment and implementation of Terrain NRM's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, the Board seeks to ensure that Terrain's legacy is a stronger and healthier Wet Tropics community and landscape.
Allison Halliday is a rainforest bama of the Malanbarra Clan of the Yidinji Tribe.
She has been actively involved in Aboriginal issues, particularly Native Title, Cultural Heritage and Land Management. As Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Negotiating Team for the Rainforest Aboriginal People of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, she officially signed off on the Regional Agreement with both State and Commonwealth Governments. Allison was also the Acting Executive Officer of the then Aboriginal Rainforest Council that represented 18 Tribal Groups.
Areas of expertise: Traditional Owner related NRM, World Heritage, Waters and Water Quality, Community Engagement
Chair pro tempore
Keith is a tropical fruit grower from Tully, a Land Use Planner, and previously, a Director of Growcom, Troplinks, Australian Tropical Fruits, and Australian Tropical Marketing. Before realising his ambition to 'go farming', Keith spent 20 years working in natural resource management throughout Australia. Keith is currently completing his PhD research into Resilience in North Australian agriculture.
Areas of expertise: NRM related industry, Traditional Owner related NRM, Community Engagement, Land Management
Ken is a fifth generation Mount Garnet beef producer and a commercial aerial mustering operator. He is currently a Director of the North Queensland Sale yards Company, and Fire Warden of the Anthill Rural Fire Brigade.
Areas of expertise: NRM related industry, Waters and Water Quality, Catchment Management, Land Management
Peter has been a secondary school biology and marine studies teacher and is now spending time on his interests of natural history and the promotion of conservation and ecologically sustainable land management. He has a long history as a member of a number of community organisations in the Innisfail/Mission Beach area.
Areas of expertise: Conservation, World Heritage, Catchment Management, Community Engagement
Steve is an Adjunct Professor at Central Queensland University in Cairns and also works as a casual environmental consultant. He has been Director of the JCU/CSIRO Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture, a Professor of Geography at JCU and Director of Research for the Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre. Steve has served on a number of committees including the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Scientific Advisory Committee (2004-2011).
Areas of expertise: NRM, Science-Practice Partnerships, World Heritage and Protected Area Management, Climate Change Impacts.
Rhiannon is a business consultant for local firm, Kleinhardt. She is focused on business planning and development, feasibility, economic development and financial modelling as well as marketing and social impact across a broad spectrum of industries. Rhiannon is the Chair for the Cairns Young Chamber and a Management Committee member of the Cairns Historical Society & Museum. She is also a professional wedding photographer. She has a keen and dedicated interest in agriculture, stemming from a family history spanning five generations.
Robin Clark has over 30 years experience in land use planning and natural resource management across several states. She has worked for a number of State government agencies, primarily involved in the preparation of the Wet Tropical Coast Coastal Management Plan and Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031.
Areas of expertise: NRM, Government, Land Use Planning
Ryan Donnelly has been involved in natural resource management for around 20 years, primarily in the marine environment working with commercial fishermen and building collaborative frameworks with fishery and protected areas managers and scientists. He holds a B.App.Sci (Hons) in Coastal Management and an M.Sc that focused on social and natural resource management challenges relating to an emerging commercial fishery and trade superimposed upon traditional subsistence fishing and customary tenure in remote island communities.
Areas of expertise: NRM related industry, Waters and Water Quality, Climate, Government