Jane has been involved with the TLC almost since its inception, joining the board, in a voluntary capacity, in 2002. A practicing lawyer at the time, she helped establish the TLC’s constitutional and financial foundations. She was TLC President from 2004 to 2007 and joined the TLC staff in 2009, leading TLC strategic projects and the fundraising operation, including the development of the TLC Strategic Plan. Jane succeeded Nathan Males as CEO in September 2011, and is committed to achieving the TLC’s vision for Tasmania to be a global leader in nature conservation and sustainability.
(Bachelor Science and Laws, (Hons) Law)
Geoff is a specialist in emergency and retrieval medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital and is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Tasmania. He is the author of numerous textbooks and papers integrating clinical medicine with physiology.
(MBBS FACEM GradCert ULT (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching)
Liz Charpleix is a 4th-generation Tasmanian, self-employed tax accountant and landholder. Her chosen career path, along with her extensive domestic and international travel experience, has developed her expertise in accounting for an economically and ecologically sustainable environment. She joined the TLC Board in 2009.
(Diploma in Hospitality Management, BA Hons (English), Bachelor of Fine Arts, Advanced Diploma in Business Accounting, Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, Master of Commerce.)
Karina joined the TLC Board as Secretary in 2005. She is a scientist with expertise in weed ecology, entomology and ecological modelling. She has international research experience gained through roles in New Zealand, Indonesia and the Netherlands. Karina’s most recent research is focused on pest impact assessment, the management of invasive species and climate change modelling.
(Bachelor Science (Hons), Doctor of Philosophy)
Sam is a Senior Associate with Peter Worrall Lawyers, practicing in the areas of estate and commercial law. Sam has been admitted to practice law in Tasmania and Victoria, and is a member of the Elder Law & Succession Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania. He regularly presents to community and professional groups in his areas of practice, and has published numerous papers in nationally distributed professional education programs. Sam regularly advises charities and individual clients in areas including the structuring, control and taxation of charitable gifts, and the establishment and administration of charitable structures.
(Bachelor of Commerce – Bachelor of Laws)
Roderic is a landholder with broad-ranging business experience in agricultural and other commercial fields. He is active on a number of boards and committees and has been on the TLC board since 2007.
(Bachelor of Business)
Lyn is a former Director of the Australian Antarctic Division and was previously the Deputy Chair of the Australian Communications and Media Authority. She has had extensive experience as a senior executive in the public and private sectors. She is a micro economist.
(Bachelor of Economics)
Stuart Barry Vice President
Stuart has worked in the finance industry for 26 years. In his last role he was ING's country manager for both Korea and Japan, with responsibility for overseeing investment operations. He has expertise in global investment markets, financial risk management and derivatives. Stuart has lived in Hobart since 2004 and now owns a local financial advisory firm, specialising in ethical investing.
(Bachelor of Business – Accounting, MBA – Finance, Advanced Diploma Financial Services – Financial Planning)
Susan Gough Secretary
Susan has been practicing as a specialist environmental solicitor for over 15 years, with a focus in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. She works as a Specialist Consultant with Hydro Tasmania and has recently completed further studies at the Australian Centre for Environmental Law at ANU, specialising in climate change law and policy. Susan has been involved in numerous renewable energy and water management projects within Tasmania and interstate. She has been a member of the Built Environment Committee of the UTAS University Council for over five years.
(Batchelor of Arts/LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Environmental Law (Hons))
Peter has over 30 years nature conservation planning experience, including reserve establishment at the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and in a senior management position at the Tasmanian Government's Department of Primary Industry and Water. Peter was also responsible for developing the $125 million Tasmanian component of the Natural Heritage Trust. A past president of the TLC, Peter now chairs the Conservation Science and Planning Sub committee.
(Masters of Environmental Studies)
Peter is the Director and Member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a science policy institute based in Sydney. He has a professional background in environmental policy, institutional reform, catchment management and land use planning. Peter is also a Director of Ecofund Queensland and a Member of the Queensland Premier’s Climate Council.
(Bachelor of Science, Diploma Urban and Regional Planning)
Part of the farming community in Tasmania's biodiversity hotspot of the midlands, his family have grazed sheep and cattle for 150 years. Peter is part of a growing number of private landowners who are pioneering alternative ways to generate on-farm income, whilst protecting the high biodiversity values on their land. In 1997 he was invited to join a reference group advising the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Kyoto. Peter was appointed to the TLC Board in November 2012.
Jennie has more than 30 years leadership and management experience across a range of professional fields including media, veterinary science/small business, not-for-profit leadership and government advisory roles. A former Director of the Veterinary Science Foundation at the University of Sydney, Jennie held senior roles with a number of NFPs including AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) and the Australian Common Ground Alliance. Jennie joined the TLC Board in November 2012.
(Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Graduate Diploma in Marketing, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors.)
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