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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
  • Julie Flockart
    Director | Deputy Chairperson

    Merredin Shire Councillor Julie 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 leaves 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.

    0428 416 666
  • Helen Shanks
    Director | Secretary

    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
  • 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
  • Erika Techera
    Director

    Erika is Professor at UWA Law School and a former Director of Oceans Institute, UWA. She is a qualified Barrister and graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors. She teaches on law, policy and governance and has published numerous articles on environmental law and governance. Erika lives on a 240-acre property in Mokine. Since moving to the Wheatbelt she has volunteered for the local bush fire brigade.

  • 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
  • Ivan Rogers
    Director

    Ivan is the current CFO of Roger Group, a large agricultural group, and has been the principal in a number of successful agricultural start-ups. Ivan has served on a number of agricultural boards including being the former Chair of WA Lot Feeders Association. The Rogers family is very well connected in the Tammin district.