Our Board

Board Meeting June 2016 (2)The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Board is a skills-based Board with nine members, including the Chair. The Board reports to:

  • Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP – Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change
  • Hon Lisa Neville MP – Minister for Water

The Board is responsible for the development of strategic direction and planning for the integrated management of land and water resources in the region, and is ultimately responsible for all the functions undertaken by the PPWCMA.

The Board has extensive experience and knowledge of primary industries, land protection, water resource management, environmental conservation, local government, and business and financial management.

Neville Goodwin – Chair

Neville is a primary producer at Woodleigh in the Bass River catchment and is a former
Councillor and Mayor of the Bass Coast Shire Council. He is president elect of Wonthaggi
Rotary Club, community representative on the community liaison group for the
desalination project and is serving his second term as community representative on the
Bass Coast Shire Council Major Events Committee and Bass Coast Shire Council
Municipal Emergency Management Committee.

Jane Jobe – Deputy Chair

Jane holds qualifications in Applied Science (Environmental Science) and a Bachelor of Business (Communication). She is co-founder of Southern Sustainable Developments, which creates residential estates with a focus on liveability and the environment, and has served as a Board member of the Western Port Biosphere and as a committee member of Phillip Island Landcare.

Greg Aplin

Greg is a qualified civil engineer and town planner with extensive experience in general management and in the planning and development of greenfields sites. During his 30 years in local government, Greg was responsible for commencing sustainable development initiatives with particular emphasis on water, pest plant and animal issues. Today, Greg is Director of Applied Urban Solutions and sits on a number of public and private boards.

Sarah Ewing

Sarah is a geographer with extensive experience relevant to catchment management, in both research and education. Her particular interests are in knowledge management and the policy and practice of Landcare. She has previously been a long-term member of the Victorian Catchment Management Council.

Virginia Wallace

Virginia holds qualifications in Law and Arts (Hons). She has practiced as a lawyer as well as worked across both corporate and government operations. She has previously run community solar PV and hot water bulk buys and established a local sustainability group. Currently she is involved in the family waste management and recycling business.

Susan Anderson

Susan is a primary producer and small business owner at Bunyip. She has a conservation qualification and extensive Landcare and environmental community contacts through the Western Port catchment and is a life member and president of Bunyip Landcare Group. Susan is actively involved in several local organisations including reserve management and is an advocate for increased awareness and conservation of natural values.

Moragh Mackay

Moragh is a facilitator of social learning in the natural resources and environmental field. Her main focus is bringing together people with diverse views to plan purposeful and concerted action towards environmental sustainability. Moragh worked for 15 years with Landcare Groups and Networks across Victoria and is completing a PhD on the role of social learning in NRM governance. She is also a Director on the Western Port Seagrass Partnership, the Koonwarra Village School and the Energy Innovation Co-operative.

Allan Bawden PSM

Allan Bawden PSM is an experienced CEO and board member in the local government and not for profit sectors. He now divides his time between serving as a company director, consulting to boards and governing bodies on strategy and governance and pursuing his interest in primary production. He holds a MBA (Melb Uni) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was made a life member of the Bass Coast Landcare Network in 2014 for his long term commitment to and support of the Network.