MR Landscape Board welcomes new members

Posted 07 September 2021.

The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board welcomed two new members, Sandy Iosefellis and Caroline Phillips. They were appointed to the landscape board by the Minister for Environment and Water last month.

The new members join current Chair Dianne Davidson AM and landscape board members Andrew Biele, Greg Cock, Jim Godden and Jason Size. 

Sandy Iosefellis is a Riverland resident and horticulturalist who is company director and partner of FRESH Pty Ltd, supplying fresh produce across Australia. Her background knowledge extends to tourism, social services, and small business.

Ms Iosefellis has more than 25 years of experience working with boards in the private and government sectors. She has supported the Murraylands Riverland Local Government Association, worked for Regional Development Australia Murraylands Riverland (RDAMR) and recently became an RDAMR Board member. 

Ms Iosefellis enjoys the regional lifestyle and aspires to add value to the community and region for current and future generations. She is looking forward to supporting a region focused on a viable and resilient production industry with strong communities and sustainable landscapes.

Caroline Phillips is a Murraylands resident and is the Mayor of Karoonda East Murray Council, serving as an elected member for the past ten years. She is keen to build and develop local communities, and has extensive experience working with the South Australian Tourism Commission, including holding the position of Regional Tourism Manager in the Murraylands and Riverland regions of SA.

Ms Phillips has worked in marketing and communications in the public and private sectors for more than twenty years. She holds professional qualifications in Marketing and a Bachelor of International Business.

Ms Phillips is currently a board member of the Tourism Industry Council of South Australia, Netball South Australia and Murraylands Riverland Local Government Association.

Ms Phillips also works as an independent marketing consultant servicing small business clients across regional South Australia and is a partner in a dryland farming venture with her husband Troy.

Ms Davidson welcomed the two new members and said their breadth of experience and knowledge would complement the existing landscape board members.

"We look forward to working with our new members who provide a diverse range of skills and expertise, and I congratulate them on their appointment," Ms Davidson said.

“We are all strongly committed to managing our regional landscape, in close collaboration with our community and many partners to ensure our local landscapes and industries are thriving, resilient and sustainable. 


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