Meet The Katanning Landcare Team
Managed by a volunteer committee, each one of our staff and committee members offers exceptional skills and experience. This vast array of talent makes Katanning Landcare unique and successful with our environmental endeavours.
Each member of our team is active in the Katanning community, working to enhance and protect our beautiful region.
Looking to join one of our environmental projects or have a question? Please get in touch on (08) 9821 4327.
Executive / Finance Officer
Andrea brings a unique set of skills to the Landcare team with her BA (Spec.) Leisure and Recreation, Cert III in Project Management and experience in IT and marketing. She has used these skills to initiate a number of new projects including the very successful Katanning EcoWeek, the development of the Katanning Landcare Business Plan, and assisting in the establishment of the Friends of Piesse Lake.
Ella Maesepp (BSc (Hons) Env Sc) has been working as a Landcare Officer in the Upper Blackwood since 2003, currently as the Landcare Officer with Katanning. Over these years she has brought more than $3.6 million in grant money to the district, and since starting with Katanning Landcare in 2006, has been involved in the delivery of over 900,000 trees, 450km of fences and establishment of over 700 ha of perennial pastures. Her major projects have included the Upper Coblinine Catchment Demonstration Initiative, Lake Ewylamartup Restoration and the Saline Bush Foods project. She won both the West Australian and National Young Landcare Leader Awards in 2015-16, and served on the Australian Landcare Council 2011-2013.
Scott Newbey is the current, and the youngest-ever, Chairman of the Katanning Land Conservation District Committee (LCDC), and an invaluable champion of Landcare and healthy farm management. Scott is a farmer and businessman, with an astute eye for detail and opportunity. Scott worked as a Project Officer for Katanning Landcare in 2010-2011, before joining the committee and then taking the Chair.
Doug worked for the Water Corporation for years, and, since retiring has remained highly active in the community through Lions Club of Katanning, St. John Ambulance, and many other community-focus groups and events. Doug is highly committed to community engagement, generous in his time and energy, and is talented at bringing people together for a good cause. Doug has been on the Katanning Land Conservation District Committee since 2013 with the aim of continuing to expand his involvement and understanding of environmental issues.
Adrian is our inaugural and only Treasurer, who is valued for his professional, thorough and accurate financial leadership. As a retired business owner, financial planner, and currently farming north of Katanning, Adrian brings a diverse range of experiences to the Katanning Land Conservation District Committee, supporting our growth and management since 1990. Adrian is also passionate about caring for our environment, and utilises a number of productive landcare management techniques on his farm.
Katanning Landcare is managed by a volunteer committee of 17 Gazetted Members of the Katanning Land Conservation District Committee.
These dedicated volunteers bring experience from a range of backgrounds, from financial and administrative services, to government, and farming and environmental backgrounds.
The varied skills mean that our committee is involved, and in touch with a wide number of other concerns and touch-points across our region and further afield, ensuring that we have excellent guidance on a range of topics.
Gazetted Members: Scott Newbey, Doug Cherry, Adrian Richardson, John Paul Collins, Serena Sandwell, Terry Blake, Norm Flugge, Bev Kowald, Jeremey Kowald, Matt Collis, Mitchell Davies, Tim Harris, Bev Lockley, Ron Lockley, David Secomb, Jill Richardson.