“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 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 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.
Dr Stuart Collard
"As a TFL Board member, I aim to contribute my knowledge of ecological restoration practices and lift the profile of environmental issues in SA"
Stuart has worked in technical and senior management roles for government and non-government organisations across the environment and agriculture sectors for more than 15 years. He has strong interests in conservation, landscape restoration and ornithology, with experience and knowledge of the land sector carbon and environmental markets in South Australia. Stuart is currently a Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Global Food and Resources.
Dr John Virtue
“I have had the pleasure of interacting with many Bush for Life staff and volunteers over the last 20 years. TFL is a highly professional and widely respected organisation and I look forward to helping it sustainably grow.”
John has been working in the South Australian government for 23 years in biosecurity, initially as the state’s weed ecologist and now in a manager role covering all invasive species and broader biosecurity policy. He has worked with various industry, government and community organisations on biosecurity matters at state and national levels. John has been an active Bush For Life volunteer for 20 years with a grassy woodland site in Blackwood. He also has a passionate interest in native plants, as an avid gardener, nature lover and conservationist.