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Our Board

  • Debra Rule
    Chairperson

    Debra has extensive experience as a strategic information and change management specialist. She is the Chair of an NSX listed public company, the former Chair of two not for profits and has significant experience in board development, corporate governance, strategic planning and supporting organisations to enhance business performance. Debra is passionate about the natural environment, loves planting trees and has a small landholding in West Pingelly.

    0417 910 447
  • Chris Wyhoon
    Deputy Chairperson

    Chris is a Bakers Hill-based farmer and well-known agricultural advocate and rural educator, with a long-held passion for sustainable land management. A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and with a significant agribusiness management education including an MBA (Sustainable Business), Chris is deeply committed to ensuring Wheatbelt NRM remains an empowering conduit for environmental leadership, land resource sustainability and community inspiration.

    0427 559 099
  • Chris Marris
    Director | Treasurer

    Chris is an aging young farmer, certified practising marketer and cycling tragic. He has a passion for the land he farms with his wife and three boys in Quellington, enjoys sharing his local and international marketing and communication management experience through his teaching at Curtin University, and loves contributing to the local community. Chris aims to help WNRM engage, connect and work with the communities we all love, adding to a healthy and vibrant Wheatbelt for the future.

    0477 437 212
  • Jan Trenorden
    Director | Secretary

    Jan is passionate about the wheatbelt where she is a partner in a broadacre family farm in the Shire of Wyalkatchem. She coordinates a mentoring program True Blue Dreaming where local students with university mentors share experiences in the natural landscape. Jan believes immediate actions are needed for the prevention and control of salinity.  Finding solutions to surface erosion are also needed as healthy soils are a huge part in the future of agriculture lands in the wheatbelt.

    0428 825 056
  • Richard Devlin
    Director

    Richard has significant national and international Agribusiness skills and experience, enjoying outdoor pursuits has made him acutely aware of the needs in the Wheatbelt environment.

    0400 123 596
  • Helen Shanks
    Director

    Helen’s brings experience to the Board with Aboriginal Rangers and on-country activities including heritage site registration and Aboriginal Lands Trust. She is passionate to support community improving the environment into the future, and has special interest in Regenerative Farming Practice, and the Bush Tucker initiatives.

    0419 580 016
  • Julie Flockart
    Director

    Shire President Julie Flockart resides in Merredin, where she has accrued an extensive background in Eastern Wheatbelt farming and strategic planning. Throughout her life, Julie has carried with her a conscious, self-value system that she leave this earth, for the next generation, in a better place. She recognises the climate emergency that is unfolding, and through positioning herself with strong, like-minded people (Natural Resource Management) she will fearlessly advocate for the Wheatbelt ecosystems, and will assist in achieving positive environmental change.