We have a dynamic and independent skills-based Board that guides the organisation and delivers our Organisational Strategy.
ChairKaren 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.Deputy ChairCampbell was raised on a 4,500 hectare sheep/canola/barley farm in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. He is an agricultural scientist with a Honours Degree and PhD in the areas of crop and pasture physiology, who has nearly three decades of experience in research management bringing extensive skills in finance and risk management, business development and fundraising. Campbell has also owned and operated his own agribusiness (Valet Beta Pet Foods) producing and selling kangaroo pet meat. In 2013 Campbell became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held board directorships on numerous not-for-profit organisations over a 15 year period. This includes the West Australian Animal Resources Authority (2007-2019), the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (2012-2019), the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (2014-2016), the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (2014-2015), and the Population Health Research Network (2009-2014). Campbell has been instrumental in the development of the profession of research management in the Australasian region and has served two terms as President of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) (2004-2006; 2017-2019). His commitment to the profession is further evident in his appointment to the ARMS Accreditation Council (2013-2019).Board DirectorAnn'Elisha's professional career includes 20+ years of local and international experience in public affairs, communication, stakeholder management and social performance, across government, corporate, consultancy and not-for-profit sectors. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Public Relations) and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Curtin University, is a certified advisor in environmental, social and governance (ESG) (IASE:ISB1) and a member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia. For the last decade Ann'Elisha has held senior consulting roles with a top-tier multi-disciplinary professional services firm, with a focus on partnering with organisations and communities to build social license for major infrastructure, energy and resources projects and operations. She is currently Managing Principal of Blue Tonic, a boutique social advisory business.Board DirectorAlexis Davy has a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Western Australia and has worked across a variety of portfolios in the mining and metals industry, including environmental compliance, water, land, air, contaminated sites, tailings, project approvals, human rights. Most recently, she has worked as the Australian Sustainability Manager and Chair of the Reconciliation Action Plan working group for Alcoa. Alexis manages a primary production enterprise in the southwest and is also a board member of a recognised biosecurity group.Board DirectorTanya Bartram holds a bachelor’s degree in Business (Accounting) from Charles Sturt University of NSW, is a Certified Practicing Accountant, holds a Public Practice Certificate, is a graduate of the Company Directors Course and recently Certified “Accounting for Nature” Expert. She has 30 years’ experience in tax, finance, and corporate governance. Including Not for Profit, Government, Tourism, Mining, and a vast array of commercial industries. A decisive business leader with good communication skills and a proven track record of trouble shooting, mentoring and change management creating long term stability and increased profitability.Board DirectorPete Di Bona’s professional career spans 30+ years in the global energy sector with a focus on the commercial and business development of gas and LNG projects. He completed his formal industry role in 2019 but remains active in energy developments as co-founder and Director of a clean energy start-up. He is currently Non-Executive Director on the Future Energy Export CRC Board and Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, a graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and past Chair of Lifting Horizons, a not-for-profit charity. Pete has a PhD in Earth Science from Flinders University and completed post-doctoral research at Curtin University.Board DirectorPeter Rogers' professional experience has been in several legal, governance and strategic leadership positions in the not-for-profit, government and university sectors. Currently, Peter is employed with Curtin University – working as a Commercial Contracts Officer and serves as Councillor for Mandurah City Council. Peter has served on the boards of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, June O’Connor Centre – Health and Wellbeing, and the Environmental Defender’s Office (WA). He holds undergraduate degrees in Law, Journalism, Politics & International Studies and Public Policy & Management, and is currently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in Business. His passions include community and economic development, arts, sustainability, law, governance, local government, Indigenous and Aboriginal empowerment and community engagement.