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Ms Janine Haddow, Chairperson

Janine Haddow is a strategic planning and stakeholder engagement consultant, she has extensive policy, planning and operational experience in the environment and natural resource management sectors including public land and park management, catchment and coastal management, forestry and biodiversity conservation. 

Currently a Director of the inaugural Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners Land Management Board Janine is also a past Director of the Mt Buller Alpine Resort Board, North Central Catchment Management Authority and the Victorian Catchment Management Council.

Janine has qualifications in political science, education, landscape architecture and environmental planning and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Williamson Community Leadership Program and the Australian New Zealand School of Government Senior Executive Program.


Ms Joanne Duncan

Joanne Duncan was elected to the Legislative Assembly seat of Gisborne in 1999 (later transferring to Macedon in 2002) which she represented until her retirement from politics in 2014.

During her time in Parliament, Joanne was a member of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee (1999 to November 2010 and May 2011 to November 2014).

Joanne Duncan is currently chairing the stakeholder reference group for the review of the native vegetation permitted clearing regulations.  The stakeholder reference group is a forum for key stakeholders to raise and share their views on the regulations to inform the review.


Ms Anna Kilborn

Anna Kilborn is an environmental scientist and planner, with extensive experience across Australia in natural resource management, regional infrastructure projects, strategic planning and policy development. She has previously served on the Regional Development Australia's Gippsland Committee, Planning Panels Victoria, and the Board of South Gippsland Water Corporation. Anna lives in regional Victoria. She is committed to using the best scientific and community knowledge to achieve more integrated planning and future-focussed decisions for public land and waters.


Dr Charles Meredith

Charles Meredith is an ecologist and consultant with extensive experience in natural systems and conservation planning. After an early career in wildlife research, Dr Meredith founded the ecological and heritage consulting firm Biosis Research P/L and was CEO there from 1984 until he retired in 2011. During that time, he worked on environmental impact assessments of many major projects, prepared a broad range of natural area management plans, and provided strategic and policy advice on environmental matters to a diverse array of organisations, both public and private. Dr Meredith has regularly served on committees and advisory boards for NGOs, professional bodies and government. He is an Inaugural Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia.


Dr Geoffrey Wescott

Geoff is Associate Professor of Environment in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin University's Melbourne (Burwood) campus.  He is a past Chair of the Marine and Coastal Community Network and the Victorian National Parks Advisory Council and has served on many government bodies including the Board of Parks Victoria, the Victorian Coastal Council and the federal government's National Oceans Advisory Group.  He is currently a Director of Zoos Victoria and is Chairing the Expert Panel aiding the preparation of a new Marine and Coastal Act.

Geoff has authored/edited five books and has published over 170 papers, chapters and articles and is a Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.