VCMC Members

Council consists of up to ten members appointed by Governor in Council on the basis of their skills, experience and knowledge of land protection, water resource management, primary industries, environmental protection, conservation and local government.

Angus Hume VCMC Chair

Angus Hume (Chair)

  • Former Chair, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
  • Former dairy farmer from South Gippsland
  • Qualifications in education and company directorship via AICD
  • Strong background in natural resource management
  • Board member, Southern Rural Water
  • Involved in Landcare since 1997, initally as President of the Stony Creek Landcare Group
  • Former CEO of Greening Australia NSW
  • Expedition leader, Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions
Amity Dunstan VCMC Member

Amity Dunstan

  • Co-Founder and manager of business and projects at The Dunstan Plantation
  • Founder and Principal of Farm Events
  • Grain producer at Telangatuk East
  • Former board member, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
  • Delegate, Victorian Landcare Council
  • Masters in Sustainable Agriculture; Bachelor of Applied Science in NRM
  • International and local consulting experience in transition management
  • Holds various local community committee roles
Alana Johnson VCMC Member

Alana Johnson

  • Director, Goulburn Murray Water
  • President, Voices for Indi
  • Former Director, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Founding Member, Australian Women in Agriculture
  • Principal, Lurg Cattle Co.
  • Landcare member since 1986
  • Graduate, Australian Rural Leadership Program
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Social Scientist and PhD Candidate, Monash University
Joan Liley VCMC Member

Joan Liley

  • Member, Water Plan Reference Group
  • Member, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Reference Group
  • Former Chair, South Gippsland Water
  • Former Deputy Chair, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
  • South Gippsland beef producer
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma Education
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Lance Lloyd VCMC Member

Lance Lloyd

  • Prinicpal ecologist and Director of Lloyd Environmental Pty Ltd
  • Honorary Research Fellow at Federation University Australia
  • Chair, Translocation Evaluation Panel, Fisheries Victoria
  • Chair, Great Australian Bight Resource Assessment Group, Australia Fisheries Management Authority
  • Postgraduate degree in Science
  • Past President of the River Basin Management Society
  • Strong scientific background in catchment and water management
  • Extensive consultation experience across the agricultural, community, environmental and business sectors
Ms Peta Maddy VCMC Member

Peta Maddy

  • Director, Southern Rural Water
  • Chair, Interdepartmental Reference Group for the Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy
  • Associate at Aither
  • Holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science (Toxicology and Pharmacology)
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Past President of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Water Association (2010 to 2013)
Geoff Park VCMC Member

Geoff Park

  • Director, Natural Decisions Pty Ltd
  • Trustee, Norman Wettenhall Foundation
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Dept of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne
  • Former knowledge broker, North Central Catchment Management Authority
  • Former team member, Future Farm Industries CRC (NRM investment frameworks)
  • Holds Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Education
Helen Vaughan

Helen Vaughan

  • Deputy Secretary, Water and Catchments Group, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Former Regional Director, south-west Victoria
  • Extensive experience in New South Wales and Victoria in policy, research and policy implementation roles focused mainly on natural resource and emergency management
  • BSc(Forestry) from Australian National University
  • Focus on developing constructive relationships with stakeholders and staff to ensure that priorities are well worked through and better outcomes achieved
  • Bringing different people together to gain different perspectives to develop robust approaches is a strength


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  • Neil Meyers, Research and Policy Co-ordinator
  • Tracey Koper, Project and Administration Officer

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