Meet our board members
The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board members, including Chair Geoff White, have been appointed to provide strategic leadership for the region's landscape management priorities with a focus on land, water, pests and biodiversity. The board members all live locally and provide a diverse range of skills and expertise.
For more information about the Landscape South Australia Act 2019, visit www.landscape.sa.gov.au
Geoff is a primary producer on a mixed grain and sheep farming operation at Kapunda. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and has previously worked as a consultant hydrogeologist delivering major land and water projects in South Australia and Victoria. He was an inaugural member of the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Rangelands Natural Resources Management Group (NRM) and has been a board member of the Northern Yorke Landscape Board since 2020.
Peter is a primary producer and the business owner of a sheep stud at Mallala which incorporates native vegetation shelter belts as an integral part of farming practices. He is a committee member of the South Australian Sheep Expo Executive, Federal Council Member Australian White Suffolk Association and Chairperson of their Promotions and Marketing Committee. Peter is also a mentor for the South Australian Agricultural Shows Next Generation.
Sam is the Farm and Landcare Supervisor for Rex Minerals and also share-farms a property on Yorke Peninsula. He has an extensive background in feral pest and weed control, including working with the Landscape Board on projects on Yorke Peninsula and the Flinders Ranges, and a large-scale feral animal and weed control program in the NSW Lake Victoria region. Sam’s role with Rex Minerals includes managing the farm land and engagement with community, councils, landowners and local progress associations.
Russell is a resident of Williamstown in the Barossa Valley. He is Chair of the Barossa Bushgardens and is a member of the Board of Trinity College, Gawler. His career was in viticulture with wine producers, research organisations and in private consultancy. He was also a board member with the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board. He has a Bachelor of Science (Botany).
Erika lives on a small property west of Tarlee. She is an active volunteer in environmental projects and worked as supervisor of Green Army teams under Conservation Volunteers, carrying out feral animal and weed control on Yorke Peninsula and in the Para Wirra region. Erika holds a Bachelor of Natural Resource Management and obtained a PhD at the University of Adelaide, researching use of satellite imagery for environmental monitoring.
Jenny runs Studio J Production Consultants in Burra, specialising in marketing, promotions, film documentaries, event management, regional development, and sustainable and ecological tourism. Her family has a long history in stations, stock, and farming. As an agricultural and environmental consultant, she advises on sustainable energy management, biodiversity, natural resource management, and producing export quality food by integrating indigenous culture and knowledge into modern technology of commercial aquaculture.
Born and raised at Snowtown, Bruce farmed there until 1991, before shifting into property management on land near the Coorong and from 2001, on Bruny Island, Tasmania for the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation. A wool growing property, it recognised its strong Indigenous history and numerous cultural sites, as well as the number of threatened species living there. Bruce returned to Snowtown in 2019 and has a small merino sheep flock.
Sue is the mayor of Northern Areas Council. She owns an olive grove in the southern Flinders Ranges plus 200 acres of heritage-listed bushland. For more than 20 years Sue has been a member of Sporting Shooter’s Association of Australia’s Conservation and Wildlife Management Association and is involved in feral animal control on national parks and private land around the parks.
Adrian is a resident of Gawler. He grew up on and later managed a family farm in Lower North localities, before working as a lawyer for the SA Crown Solicitors Office. Adrian holds degrees in Rural Science, Law and Economics and was an elected councillor for Gawler Council from 2004 to 2016. He has managed a community volunteer native plant nursery since 1998 and is active in monitoring flora and fauna in many parts of the region, including areas affected by the Pinery Fire. He has undertaken conservation projects involving Kaurna, Ngadjuri and Narungga people.