Our Staff/Contractors

Peter Ronalds

Sustainable Agriculture Manager

Mob: 0402 650 382
Email: peter@wpcln.org.au

Peter is the Sustainable Agriculture Manager and has been working with the WPCLN since March 2006 as an employee & as a contractor. He is passionate about Regenerative Agriculture and is committed to supporting farmers to continually improve the natural resources we are blessed with.

Peter has significant experience in delivering large multi-partner agriculture focused projects in the region. Information on current projects can be found here; https://www.wpcln.org.au/projects/sustainable-farming/ and past projects here; https://www.wpcln.org.au/projects/past-projects/

Peter also volunteers with ‘Beyond Subsistence‘ which supports & trains  subsistence farmers in Africa to bring about long-term, sustainable improvements in the areas of farm productivity, nutrition, and the environment.

His qualifications are in; Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Adult Training.

Carol Hoskins

Finance Manager

Email: admin@wpcln.org.au

With over 25 years’ experience in bookkeeping and office management, Carol is an integral part of the network since she first joined WPCLN in 2006.

Her role covers all aspects of accounts, inclusive of invoicing, payroll, and associated support roles within the network.

Carol’s working day is Wednesday.

Bridgette Sullivan

Melbourne Water Projects Facilitator

Mob: 0407 205 749
Email: bridgette@wpcln.org.au

Bridgette is the Melbourne Water Projects Facilitator and is responsible for assessing Stream Frontage projects for the Dandenong Ranges and part of the Western Port catchment. Bridgette has been working in Landcare for 12 years, having held a position as Landcare Facilitator for the West Gippsland Landcare Network for 3.5 years before joining the team at WPCLN in 2008. Bridgette completed her Bachelor of Applied Science – Coastal Management in 1998 at Southern Cross Uni. Projects that she delivers focus on remnant vegetation protection and enhancement, revegetation to provide habitat and shelter, and waterway management.

Geoff Lockwood

Landcare Projects Facilitator

Mob: 0428 352 203
Email: glockwood@southernfauna.com.au

Geoff commenced with Westernport Catchment Landcare Network as a Project Facilitator in March 2020.  He looks forward to meeting and working with landholders and groups in the Westernport catchment.  Prior to joining WPCLN, Geoff was involved with managing a range of conservation reserves in the local region.  His background includes a career in agriculture (dairy, beef, sheep and wine grape production) in various regions of Victoria.  Geoff has a personal interest in the natural environment which prompted a career change and studies in environmental science. Geoff manages the Cannibal Creek Catchment Biodiversity Project; the Clyde Rail Project and the Cardinia Biodiversity Grants for the Network.

Cecilia Imre

Landcare Group Facilitator

Mob: 0490 955 168
Email: facilitator@wpcln.org.au

Cecilia is the Landcare Group Facilitator and joined the network in September 2021. Cecilia has a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences and has worked in natural resource management for many years all over greater Melbourne. Cecilia also has a background and interest in Environmental education and project management.

As Landcare group facilitator Cecilia supports the 14 groups in the network to achieve their Landcare goals.

Cecilia enjoys working with volunteers to support their vision and to witness the enthusiasm and dedication that drive conservation efforts.

Cecilia’s workdays are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Anne Burke

Executive Officer

Email: anne@abconsultancy.com.au

After working as a thought leader, change manager and innovative digital transformer in education, government and corporate organisations, at the end of 2021 I was appointed to the position of Executive Officer at Western Port Catchment Landcare Network.
In 2019 after returning from the Arctic where I witnessed polar bears eating polar bears, the town of Svalbard slip off the side of a mountain due to lack of permafrost and was immersed in a program demonstrating how to achieve negative emissions, I decided it was time to ‘walk the walk’. Hence, I sold my home in Melbourne and purchased a property in the seaside town of Inverloch. In the first year I setup shelterbelts and planted over 3000 indigenous grasses, bushes and trees in an effort to revegetate my small section of the biolink passage. Having the privilege of joining WPCLN in a leadership role was the final piece in the puzzle. I am blown away by the amazing programs and projects under the banner of WPCLN and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you.