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.
Jennie ChurchillBoard Chair
Jennie has leadership, governance and management experience across diverse fields - not-for-profit organisations and boards, media and communications, government advisory roles, veterinary science professional, and small business management. Her not-for-profit roles included CEO of the Veterinary Science Foundation at the University of Sydney.
Julian von BibraBoard Vice Chair
Julian and his family farm at 'Beaufront', in the Midlands of Tasmania. For the past 30 years he has endeavored to balance productive agriculture alongside conservation and biodiversity. In his farming business Julian practices partnership and collaboration to achieve shared outcomes.
Dr Vanessa Adams
Dr Vanessa Adams is a Senior Lecturer in Conservation and Planning at the University of Tasmania. Her research focuses on modelling dynamic social-ecological systems to inform conservation decisions that improve ecosystems and the communities they support. She has worked in roles ranging from actuarial analyst for global consulting firm Mercer HR to research scientist at universities. Vanessa regularly partners with relevant government agencies and NGOs to develop solutions for a range of conservation problems.
Stephen has spent more than 20 years as an investment manager of institutional funds. For the past 11 years Stephen has been a Portfolio Manager and Director of Adam Smith Asset Management.
Clare has 25 years’ experience providing financial and operational audit, governance and risk advice to Australian and global organisations, most recently as a senior partner at Deloitte. She was a founding Director of the Deloitte Foundation and a recognised advocate of workplace diversity as an executive of the firm’s Inspiring Women program.
Dr Ian Cresswell
Ian has worked in government and science, managing natural resource management agencies and programs. He led CSIRO’s biodiversity and freshwater ecological science program and championed Indigenous-led science in CSIRO. Ian has an ongoing interest in environmental economic accounting.
In Tasmania's midlands biodiversity hotspot, Peter's family have grazed sheep and cattle for 150 years. He is pioneering ways to generate on-farm income, while protecting high biodiversity values.
Erika has worked in mining and minerals processing and in environmental management and sustainability, providing company-wide leadership, governance and advice on environment, climate change and sustainability across global operations. Erika is a senior manager at BHP Billiton in environment and climate change.
Professor Ted Lefroy
Ted is an adjunct professor at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture 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.
Professor Jan McDonald
Professor Jan McDonald is an environmental and climate law specialist based at the School of Law and Centre for Marine Socioecology at the University of Tasmania. Jan has worked with local, state and national governments and NGOs on environmental and climate change adaptation issues, in Australia and the Pacific Region.
Between 1979 and 2015, Mark was a partner in and Principal of a Devonport law firm. He has been a barrister and solicitor in the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and advised in commercial, property, planning, estate and trust law.
Professor Greg Lehman
Professor Greg Lehman is a well-known Tasmanian art historian, curator, poet, essayist and commentator on Indigenous identity and place, who is descended from the Trawulwuy people of north-east Tasmania. Greg is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership at the University of Tasmania.His research spans Indigenous cultural values, land and fire management to representation of Indigenous people in colonial art.