The Standing Independent Selection Panel (SISP) is the member’s committee that recruits and selects the Terrain Board.
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.
The term of the current Industry Representative concludes at this year’s AGM. It is very important that members nominate a representative.
To nominate, send a completed nomination form along with CV and responses to the selection criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to PO Box 1756, Innisfail Q 4860.
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.
Peter Valentine is an Adjunct Professor Environmental Science at James Cook University. He was a Director of the Wet Tropics Management Authority for six years and then served a term as Chair (2010-2013). He was also a member of the Australian Heritage Council as a natural heritage expert (2008-2014) and has been involved with many advisory bodies to state and federal governments. He was also a Director of Terrain for several years (2004-2009). He concluded his academic career at James Cook University as Head of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (2003-2009). His working life began as a sheep and grain farmer in Western Australia and he retains significant rural links. He has a passion for nature and various wildlife and is considered an expert on World Heritage and other protected areas. In 2019, his book on the World Heritage Sites of Australia was published by the National Library. He lives in the rainforest near Malanda.