The TLC Board contribute their time and considerable expertise voluntarily. We are exceedingly fortunate to be guided by their diverse expertise from a range of professional backgrounds.

Stuart Barry

Chair

Stuart has worked in the finance industry for 26 years. His previous role was as ING's country manager for Korea and Japan, with responsibility for overseeing investment operations. Stuart has expertise in global investment markets, financial risk management and derivatives. Stuart lives in Hobart and owns a financial advisory firm specialising in ethical investing.

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS – ACCOUNTING, MBA – FINANCE, ADVANCED DIPLOMA FINANCIAL SERVICES – FINANCIAL PLANNING

Jennie Churchill

Vice Chair

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 CEO 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

Susan Gough

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 Cosier

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.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, DIPLOMA URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

Peter Downie

A member of the farming community in Tasmania's biodiversity hotspot of the midlands, Peter's family have grazed sheep and cattle in Tasmania 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.

Lyn Maddock

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

Josh Geelan

Josh is a chartered accountant with a diverse ten year career working in Australia, Singapore and the USA. He currently works as the Business Manager for Ricoh. Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Business from the University of Tasmania and subsequently completed his Charted Accountancy (CA) and Cloud IT (WCS) qualifications. He has co-founded a leading American cloud technology company BMG USA LLC which has gone on to become a world leader in providing leading technology, serving clients in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Sweden. Josh also co-founded an MonkeyPay Pty Ltd.

Josh has a passion for Tasmania and for non-profit organisations, and so sits on the boards of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, the Lady Clark Centre, and was a previous financial director of Anglicare Tasmania Inc.

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Erika Korosi

Erika has a B.Sc. (Hons) and a Masters in Environmental Engineering. Erika has worked in a variety of roles across mining and minerals processing businesses. Her early career spanned engineering to operational management. Following her passion, Erika transitioned to environmental management and sustainability.

Erika has extensive experience providing company-wide leadership, governance and advice on environment, climate change and sustainability across global operations spanning Australia, Asia, South and North America and Africa. Erika currently works as a senior manager contributing to BHP Billiton’s approach to environment and climate change.

Professor Ted Lefroy

Ted is Director of the Centre for Environment at the University of Tasmania. He trained in agricultural science and has worked in rural development and extension in Australia and overseas and agricultural and environmental research in Australia.

Nathan Males

Nathan has a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies and a Masters Degree in Protected Area Management. Nathan’s career has been in conservation, business and management. He worked for the Tasmanian Government and Bush Heritage Australia before becoming one of the founders of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy. Nathan was the CEO of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy for 10 years before founding and managing his own software company. Nathan serves on the boards of several not for profit organisations in Tasmania.

Mark Temple-Smith

Mark graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Batchelor of Laws in 1975 and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1976. Between 1979 and 2015 he was a partner in, and Principal of, a Devonport law firm. Mark practiced for fifteen years as a barrister and solicitor in the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and then for twenty five years providing advice to individuals and corporations in commercial, property, planning, estate and trust law. He has been a member of the Tasmanian Bar Association, a committee member of the Tasmanian Law Council and a member of the Tasmanian Legal Disciplinary Tribunal. Mark retired from legal practice in 2015.

Mark has been actively involved as a member, Board appointee, Secretary and President of a number of community not for profit organisations.

Julian von Bibra

Julian von Bibra is a farmer at 'Beaufront', a family property, running from the Macquarie River to the Eastern Tiers, at Ross in the Midlands of Tasmania.

He was educated in Commerce at Melbourne University and The Royal Agricultural College Cirencester in the UK. The family farm at Ross is 12,400 hectares and contains considerable Conservation Values.

The family also manages a higher rainfall property in the North-Eastern tip of Tasmania at Gladstone covering 6,300 hectares.