We have a dynamic and independent skills-based Board that guides the organisation and delivers our Corporate Strategic Plan.
ChairBill Biggs is the Principal of Biggs & Associates Consulting Services which specialises in environmental management and process control. Bill has worked as a SWCC Director for the past four years and has more than thirty years of experience in environmental management in the mining and resources industry, as well as ten years of experience in the horticultural and agricultural sectors.Deputy ChairKathleen Broderick has more than 25 years of professional experience in natural resource management. Kath’s experience combines social and institutional research with practical contributions to management of water quality improvement, tourism and Indigenous management in the Great Barrier Reef Catchments, Natural Resource Management ‘NRM South’ in Tasmania, and salinity management in the Collie Catchment. Kath has written several key papers examining governance of natural resources and community participation in resource management. She believes that engaging community and industry is the key to good governance of natural resources and has worked for decades to improve collaboration and understanding.Board MemberBrian Piesse has extensive experience in local government, strategic planning, executive management, business and market development, and education governance. Brian has held senior executive roles in several international chemical and fertiliser companies and is a former Board Member of the CRC for Soil and Land Management. He is currently President of the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup.Board MemberAndy Paterson left full-time employment in February 2018 after a long career as a researcher, manager and leader delivering science, technology, innovation and industry development in the agri-food sector. His personal goal is to remain active, informed and relevant by engaging in a range of activities that he likes doing and that benefit others. As a Director of SWCC, Andy is aiming to expand his knowledge and skills in NRM, conservation and sustainability while contributing to the great work that SWCC does with its members, partners and communities. Andy's strong track record in planning; project management; governance; funds attraction; and management of human, financial and physical resources, complements the current Board.Board MemberCliff Winfield is the East Ward Councillor and Deputy President of Shire of Manjimup and a Ministerial appointee to Department of Water - Warren Donnelly Water Advisory Committee, and Geonames Committee. Cliff has a long association with horticulture, viticulture, aquaculture, forestry, land management, conservation and Landcare in the South West. Through SWCC Board membership, he aims to contribute to sustainable land, water, coastal and marine resource management for the benefit of the community and the planet.Board MemberKaren Boyce holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Adelaide and is a graduate of the Company Directors Course and a current member of Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has effectively matched these qualifications to deliver business-focused outcomes leveraging deep technical expertise. Karen has held senior leadership roles in energy and mining companies and is currently Manager of Approvals for Fortescue’s portfolio of renewable energy projects. She has been directly responsible for setting up companies in Australia, project development including all statutory approvals, financing, foundation customer contracts, construction contract development & market intelligence. She has managed teams of environmental and process engineers and has a large network of contacts within industry and government.