“I love inspiring people to make a positive contribution through TFL and helping them experience significant health and wellbeing benefits at the same time.”
Jeanette brings experience in rural and natural resource management to the TFL Board including a number of years as General Manager with the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board. Jeanette was a recipient of the Centenary Medal in 2003 for her contribution to the rural sector, and in 2001 was awarded the Rural Industry Research & Development Corporation’s (RIRDC) South Australian Rural Women’s Award.
After joining TFL as a member in 2017, Jeanette has served as Vice President, and is now President. She lives on Kangaroo Island and travels regularly to Adelaide for Innovative Influences, her engagement, coaching and strategy business.
“I am committed to achieving long-term, positive outcomes for TFL. I believe that as a key influencer in the environmental community, TFL embraces all levels of the public and NFP community.”
Jim’s professional experience spans sales, marketing, public relations, brand management and business management. He was the CEO of Chapel Hill Winery (where he still serves on the Board) and International Trading Manager for Hardy Wine Comp. Since 2011, Jim has worked as a volunteer seed collector with the Direct Seeding team. He has served as a TFL Board member for nearly four years.
“My interest in revegetating Australian native bushland was instilled by my father, who had an amazing connection with and respect for the land we share.”
As Treasurer of TFL, Janine shares her significant experience in finance, IT and procurement to help us achieve our full potential within the challenge of limited resources. She has over 16 years’ experience in the accounting industry across public practice, heavy engineering, shared service, not-for-profit and defence. Janine holds a degree in Commerce and is a qualified CPA.
Sarah van Maarseveen
“I believe that as a Board member, I can contribute to TFL’s ability to do more good work in strengthening its environmental impact and creating tangible value for our community.”
Sarah is passionate about making a positive impact for the environment. Her role in sustainable design and management in a creative sustainability consultancy brings considerable business insight to the TFL Board.
“After many years utilising TFL services to revegetate our property, it is great to be able to give something back to this fabulous organisation.”
Anita has served on a number of community and government committees and Boards and has experience working in a range of fields, including local government, natural resources management, climate change, education and regional economic development. Anita has a degree in natural resource management, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds an MBA from the University of South Australia.
“My affection for the environment stems from an enthusiasm for camping and a passion for nature and landscape photography. I have a particular interest in connecting our urban lifestyles and infrastructure with the natural environment.”
Andrew has over 10 years’ experience in the finance sector, including commercial banking and relationship management roles in manufacturing, construction, health care, retail, professional services and commercial property. He also has practical experience in operations management, business process review and change management.
"Community organisations like TFL allow us all the opportunity to make the world a better place."
Ngaire is a marketing and fundraising professional with more than 20 years’ experience working with non-profit organisations. She has extensive experience in many fundraising approaches, as well as skills in leadership, business and strategic planning. Ngaire’s work experience covers global overseas aid, state health and state animal welfare and environment. She is currently working as the Fundraising Manager for the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Foundation.
Professor Andy Lowe
“TFL is an opportunity for me to contribute towards the practical application of ecological research. I am passionate about communicating science to a general audience, particularly on the threats and solutions to biodiversity pressures.”
Andy is Chair of Plant Conservation Biology, Deputy Dean – Partnerships and Collaboration, and Director of the Centre for Conservation Science and Technology at the University of Adelaide. His research develops and applies ecological and genomic analyses to understand, monitor and better manage biodiversity, particularly adaptation in the face of threats from habitat fragmentation, invasive species and climate change. Andy is also a Principal Advisor - Biodiversity Research Partnerships for the SA Department of Environment and Water.
“I am able to provide guidance to TFL in relation to its various legal obligations, as well as raise awareness about the positive steps that TFL is taking to combat climate change and protect our native Australian flora and fauna.”
Morgan is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a keen interest in conservation and the environment. Currently working on her post-graduate studies, Morgan also worked for the South Australian branch of the Environmental Defender’s Office whilst completing her bachelor degrees in Law and Arts.
“My previous involvement on the Board of Zoos SA gave me insight and experience about the role conservation agencies play in bringing people closer to nature.”
Tracey has worked as a Senior Accounts Payable Officer for Capgemini Australia. She came to TFL via her role as Chair of Capgemini’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. In this time, her group volunteered on TFL’s Bush For Life sites across the state. This program later won the SA Premier’s award for CSR in 2014. Currently Tracey works for the City of Unley.