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.
Barry is a Cairns hinterland Traditional Owner and a consultant for Djarnda Enterprise. He brings more than 25 years of experience in natural and cultural resource management to the board. He is working to further integrate indigenous interests into mainstream natural resource management planning.
Areas of expertise: NRM related industry, Traditional Owner related NRM, cultural resource management
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
Megan is the Board's 'Emerging Leader'. She is also Director of Sales at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. Megan has a passion for the Wet Tropics, which began in her childhood here. She returned to the region several years ago, continuing her career with Accor. She is working to strengthen connections between tourism and Terrain NRM’s work within the Wet Tropics community ensuring sustainable use of the region’s land and waterways.
Pete is a business consultant and a passionate reef conservationist. When he's not running Conus Business Consultancy Services he's a director, trainer and educator at Reef Check Australia and an advocate of citizen science. He's also involved in Seabed Watch and is a former chair of Coral Cay Conservation.
Areas of expertise: Financial, risk management, coral monitoring, citizen science
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
Rhiannon was our first Emerging Leader on the Terrain NRM Board - and she loved the role so much she has returned as a Director. Rhiannon is a business consultant at Cairns business advisory and economic development firm, Kleinhardt, and is Chair of the Cairns Young Chamber of Commerce. She has a passion for the environment - for clean water, biodiversity and good productive soils.
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