The Standing Independent Selection Panel (SISP) makes appointments to the position of Chairperson and Director.
The primary objective of the SISP is to ensure the overall Board is skills-based and capable of overseeing the strategic regional development and implementation of community-driven natural resource management in the Wet Tropics Region.
Alan studied tropical agriculture at Burdekin Agricultural College. He was involved in the grazing industry in central Cape York in the 1980’s. He had a 20 year career in the mining industry, the second half in mining project management. Since 2006 Alan has been growing sugarcane at Mourilyan. He is the Director of Innisfail District Canegrowers.
Peter has had a career of metropolitan daily journalism (The Australian, and the West Australian) and is a former editor of the North Queensland Register and the Innisfail Advocate. He specialised in agriculture, rural affairs and science communication, bookended by 10 years of cereal and sheep farming in Western Australia and hydroponic lettuce and tropical fruit growing at Mission Beach. He has filled various committee roles in Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation (C4) and is a Wet Tropics Management Authority accredited tour guide.