New Year brings a new CEO for SWCC

South West Catchments Council (SWCC) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Sally Wilkinson.

New SWCC CEO Sally Wilkinson

Sally brings with her a wealth of knowledge, with over 25 years’ experience as a business strategist in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Sally has worked on innovative projects for a number of prominent national and international brands, including the launch of the first green electricity product to the UK consumer market.

Sally’s passion for the environment and conviction that community collaboration can drive positive change led her into consulting to Local Government Authorities, where her work included authoring a report on global best-practice on community capacity building, and becoming a board member of the innovative member-based Busselton Jetty Inc.

Raised on a farm in Western Australia, Sally is looking forward to working with SWCC’s regional partners, as well as all stakeholders with an interest in supporting SWCC and its members’ NRM projects across our region.  Sally is keen to identify new opportunities to further the SWCC NRM strategy.

“I’ve worked across a wide range of industries and am always interested in challenging the status quo where there is an opportunity to realise greater value for both the organisation and the community they serve. Although SWCC is still partially funded by government grants, we are now very much a profit-for-purpose organisation. We have a focus on increasing our capacity to deliver locally the priority outcomes relevant to our region and we will actively contribute to the state and national natural resource management agenda.”

2020 is looking to be a busy year for SWCC with funding recently announced for a new e-DNA project researching pollination of avocado trees as well as a project to improve the habitat of black cockatoos, working in conjunction with landholders.

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