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 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.
Jennie ChurchillVice 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Clare has 20 years’ experience in providing financial and operational audit, governance and risk advice to Australian and global organisations including major ASX listed companies, public sector departments and the not-for-profit sector. Her most recent role was as a senior partner at Deloitte where she was the Lead Partner of the Australian Risk Services Public Sector and Not-for-Profit industry group. She was a founding Director of the Deloitte Foundation and a recognised advocate of work place diversity as an executive of the firm’s Inspiring Women program. Clare is the Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee. She is a Director of Smart Recovery Australia and Treasurer of the Australian Watercolour Institute. Clare holds a degree in History and Philosophy (BA Hons), is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, studied post graduate accounting at the University of Technology Sydney and is a Certified Internal Auditor.