Our Board of Directors

Alison Archer – Director

Alison is a Palawa woman–her mother’s country is in the Ben Lomond region of NW Tasmania. Alison has 35 years of federal government experience, including 17 years in the corporate and human resource management sectors and 18 years as a senior manager in heritage, environment and natural resource management. She was instrumental in the development and implementation of key cultural and natural heritage programs including the Cultural Heritage Program, Indigenous Heritage Program, Working on Country initiative, Saltwater (Turtle and Dugong) Program and Feral Camel Program. Alison worked with the States Territories and key community bodies to protect and manage national and world heritage places in Australia. She became a Director of the Capital Region Landkeepers Trust in 2014 and a member of the Greening Australia Advisory Committee in 2015.

Tony Bartlett – Director

Tony has nearly forty years of experience working in forestry and natural resource management positions in Victoria, ACT and the Commonwealth as well as working on development projects in Nepal and Vanuatu. He is currently the Forestry Research Program Manager for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, with projects in 13 developing countries. tony has been a board member of Greening Australian (Capital Region) (9 years) and Greening Australia Limited (2 years). While on the national board he played a significant leadership role in the process to reform Greening Australia’s national governance to provide the organisation with a more sustainable future. Tony is a founding member of the Capital Region Landkeepers Trust and is passionate about ensuring there are viable mechanisms for the community and private sector to fund landscape restoration in the Capital region.

Jason Cummings – Secretary

Jason is currently the principal at Lyrebird Communications and was formerly the CEO of Greening Australia (Capital Region). Jason’s background includes executive leadership of environmental not-for-profit organisations, government relations and advocacy, and environmental research and analysis roles. Jason has a PhD in ecosystem rehabilitation from the University of New England, and is passionate about leaving the landscape in better shape than he found it. In 2017 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to explore innovative business models for supporting conservation.

Adrian Davey – Director

Adrian has a distinguished career with the School of Resource, Environmental and Heritage Sciences at the University of Canberra. He has an extensive background in ecology, geomorphology and economics, with experience in technical, policy and management roles in government, business and academia. Adrian has had a long involvement in regional natural resource management, participatory planning, biodiversity management and heritage assessment in Australia and in developing countries. In a volunteer capacity Adrian served on the Board of Greening Australia (Capital Region) for over a decade; assuming the role of President as the Board made the transition into Greening Australia’s revised national corporate governance structure.

Peter Davey – Chair

Peter has 40 years of experience in natural resource management and agriculture; as a technical adviser, leader and volunteer. He has held a range of senior positions including Regional Director, Executive Director, CEO of the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Trust Commissioner, Commissioner Soil Conservation and Western Lands Commissioner. He has worked from the tropics of northern NSW to the outback. Peter is a Churchill Fellow and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Western Sydney. In a volunteer capacity Peter was a long standing Board member with Greening Australia (Capital Region), and held the role of President. He was also a member of the (former) ACT Natural Resources Management Council and played an instrumental role in establishing the Landkeepers Trust.

Tricia Hopkins – Director

Tricia has extensive experience as a marketing strategy manager and event organiser, with a passionate interest in sustainability and protecting the environment. Owner / operator of a Canberra-based event management company, Tricia brings skills in marketing and provides logistics support to the Trust. Tricia directed the public launch of the Trust officiated by the Hon Simon Corbell, then ACT Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development. She has contributed to the development of a promotional strategy to enhance the profile of the Trust across the government, community and commercial sectors within the Capital Region.

Sarah Ryan – Director

Sarah is a leader in natural resource management in the Capital Region. She has a diverse career centred around agriculture, ecology and landscapes. She worked in CSIRO for nearly 30 years, and is still a Visiting Fellow there. She has also been an active contributor to the community both in natural resource management as Chair of the ACT Natural Resource Management Council, as a volunteer, and as Board member of Greening Australia (Capital Region): and in education, as a board member of CIT Council and then the University of Canberra where she is now Deputy Chancellor. Sarah has also bushwalked widely across the ACT region, is an active Park Care volunteer.

David Salt – Director

David is the Editor of Decision Point, the research magazine of the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence for Environmental Decisions. Prior to working on Decision Point, David created and produced The Helix magazine for CSIRO Education, Newton magazine for Australian Geographic, Materials Monthly for the ANU Centre for Science and Engineering of Materials and ScienceWise for the ANU College of Science. He had served as the Communications Manager with CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology and co-authored the widely acclaimed texts Resilience Thinking, Resilience Practice and Tress and Biodiversity. Prior to joining the Landkeepers Trust, David served on the Board of Greening Australia (Capital Region) for 12 years. He brings to the Trust decades of experience on science communication, conservation policy and natural resource management research.