Meet your board
Welcome to the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board, one of nine new landscape boards established across South Australia to replace the natural resources management boards.
From 1 July 2021, the key priorities for the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board are to manage land, water, nature, climate and community. The board is working with councils, landholders, peak agriculture bodies, business, volunteers and the community on the issues that matter in your local landscapes. All board members live locally and provide a diverse range of skills and expertise to lead a back-to-basics approach to managing natural resources in the Hills and Fleurieu region.
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Phone: (08) 8391 7500
David is a director with Mabeki Consulting and focuses on management processes, strategic planning and coaching, financial direction, IT systems and process integration. He is the former owner and Managing Director of LEAP Legal Software in South Australia and Western Australia and a partner of Tripos IT, a management and IT consulting group. He is the current Chair of the Glenthorne Partnership, working with the Department for Environment and Water, partnership members and the community to provide advice and guidance in the creation of the Glenthorne National Park and precinct. He is a founding member and chair of the Friends of the Lower Field River, a group formed to reinvigorate and revegetate the Lower Field River, near Hallett Cove.
Janet is a viticulturist and conservationist who has dedicated 20 years to sustainable wine growing and landscape regeneration. She co-founded Ngeringa Vineyards, one of Australia's first certified biodynamic vineyards and wineries. Janet is on the South Australian Museum Foundation Board and the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Plan Board, and was a founding member of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region Environment Committee. With Flinders University, Janet is investigating microplastics along the South Australian coastline.
Professor Andy Lowe
Professor Andy Lowe is an expert in biodiversity and forests. He is inaugural Director of Agrifood and Wine at the University of Adelaide, which serves as the external face for food industry and government sector partnerships in Australia and overseas. Andy has discovered lost forests, championed the elimination of illegally logged timber in global supply chains, served the United Nations' Office of Drugs and Crime and is lead author of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - Land Degradation and Restoration report.
Carol Schofield AM
Carol is a retired aquaculturalist and dairy farmer. Now living at Encounter Bay, she is a member of the Victor Harbor Council. She was the first woman to chair the Advisory Board of Agriculture and to be elected President of the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia. She has received numerous local and national awards for services to the agriculture and aquaculture industries. Carol has been appointed to the Order of Australia and is a recipient of the Centenary Medal. She also chaired the Western Mount Lofty Ranges Water Allocation Committee.
Jock is a fifth-generation farmer and is the proprietor and managing director of Chalk Hill Viticulture, Shareholder and Director of Fox Creek Wines and Proprietor of McLaren Vale Distillery. With a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Adelaide, Jock has been involved in every aspect of viticulture and winemaking both in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. As the co-founder of Biodiversity McLaren Vale, Jock believes that tree planting is an inclusive and effective way to improve the visual landscape and understanding the underlying geology of the land allows the preservation of the right native species in the right location.
Dr Chris West
Dr West trained as a veterinary surgeon and has led large NGO, conservation-directed and science-based zoological societies in Chester (UK), London, Adelaide and Edinburgh. He has been involved with many initiatives to support endangered species, landscape-level ecological management, research and public engagement.
From the Fleurieu, Amy started her career coordinating Landcare and catchment projects. She then worked in extension across agriculture and natural resource management before moving increasingly into policy. She was the Executive Officer of Primary Producers SA, the Horticulture Coalition of SA and the former Natural Resources Management Council. She was a member of the Training and Skills Commission, chairing the Agribusiness Industry Skills Council, and was previously the President of the Parawa Ag Bureau. She has also chaired the Fleurieu Dairyfarmers Collective Bargaining Group. She was a member of the former Premier’s Sustainability Roundtable, Advisory Board of Agriculture and the National Landcare Program Review National Reference Group.