Management Committee

The Management Committee for Little River Landcare Group offer their time and services on a voluntary basis. The governance of the organisation has been reviewed to ensure the organisation operates ethically and appropriately. Business systems are internally audited to ensure correct systems and processes are in operation. As a constitutional requirement the financial records of the Little River Landcare Group are audited externally each financial year.

Current Management Committee

Don Bruce Chairperson

Don Bruce

Chairperson

Don is a landholder at Cumnock, where together with his wife, two sons and their families, run a mixed farming operation including beef, sheep and crops in a rotational system.

Don is a self-proclaimed “old Landcarer”. He has a passion for salinity and is one of the founding members of the Little River Landcare Group.

Don has a Diploma in Conservation & Land Management, is the Chairman of both the Cumnock Rural Fire Service and Cumnock Progress Association.

Allan Nicholson Vice Chairperson

Allan Nicholson

Vice Chairperson

Allan has worked in the Little River community since 1987 for a range of state government entities, and has supported Little River Landcare since it's inception.

Allan brings over 30 years of Natural Resource Management experience, working with communities conducting research, extension and investigation programs at local, regional, state and national scales. Much of this innovative activity and programs has been conducted in the Little River catchment.

Allan is recognised regionally and nationally for salinity expertise, giving advice at a state and federal level; and is currently a member of the MDBA Basin Salinity Management Advisory Panel.

Interests lie in testing new concepts and approaches, in understanding how landscapes "work", how people interact in landscapes and how change is driven in a landscape.

A resident of Wellington with a keen interest in supporting Junior Sports.

Kim Job Secretary

Kim Job

Secretary

Kim along with her husband and three sons, run an Angus beef cattle breeding operation over several properties in the Dubbo, Tomingley and Carinda areas of NSW.

Kim has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and has worked as a Social Worker at Dubbo Base Hospital, Lourdes Hospital and more recently as a Rehabilitation Consultant for CRS Australia, based in Dubbo.

Kim joined the Management Committee in 2011 and is interested in fostering the social and community aspects of the Little River Landcare Group.

Ian Knox Treasurer

Ian Knox

Treasurer

Ian is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years finance experience gained in public practice, broadcast media and in the last 10 years corporate finance and investment banking. Ian has also served for over 20 years as an elected member of a number of Sydney based not for profit organisations.

Ian and his wife Dionne purchased their small holding at Curra Creek in 2002 and have since developed a commercial fig orchard and value added food business. They have a clear objective to leave the land in a better condition than when they acquired it and have been active members of Little River Landcare since 2008.

Angela Bruce General Committee Member

Angela Bruce

General Committee Member

Angela along with her husband own a  property near Cumnock, Angela also works in Yeoval as business manager for the local Central School and is keen to see her property be profitable yet sustainable into the future.

Stefanie Woodgate CEO

Stefanie Woodgate

CEO

Stefanie is a qualified Ecologist with six years experience as an Environmental Consultant in Sydney. She has managed multiple metropolitan and rural projects focusing on conservation, education and sustainability. 

Stefanie's childhood was spend on a cattle property in the New England Tablelands. Her qualifications, passion and experience in environmental science and management have lead to the facilitation of many new projects within the Little River Catchment.