Welcome to our new board members

At our Annual General Meeting on 19 October we welcomed a new President, John Virtue, new Secretary, Bryce Winter, and three new board members — Sheree Brooks, Frances Carter and Cheryl Lierton.

John is a biosecurity professional working to provide strategic, policy and technical consulting services. He is greatly looking forward to helping steer the future of Trees For Life, following in the big footsteps of Jeanette Gellard and David Mitchell. With a strong commitment to the environment and conservation, he and his partner Peter are restoring biodiversity on their property at Rockleigh, in the eastern Mount Lofty Ranges.

Sheree brings strategic experience from the health sector and holds a Master of Business Administration. She has been a volunteer grower with Trees For Life since 2018, and is passionate about ensuring the survival of flora and fauna in South Australia.

With qualifications in Science, Business and Accounting, Frances is a Director at Conservation Capital and holds expertise in natural capital financing, natural resource management and nature-based solutions as well as a passion for protecting the environment.

Cheryl is an Executive Manager at Uniting Communities and brings expertise in strategy, risk management and financial management. She is also a land owner in the Adelaide Hills. Michael Cornish was re-elected as a Board Member. You can read more about our board members here.

Sincere thanks to our outgoing President Jeanette Gellard and outgoing Board member Ingrid Franssen.

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