Meet The Katanning Landcare Team

Katanning Landcare (Katanning LCDC), and its sister organisation, Katanning Environmental Inc. (KEInc), are managed by a volunteer committee with exceptional skills and experience, and also has a talented team of staff to operate its various undertakings. 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.

Andrea Salmon

Andrea Salmond

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.

Responsible for Human Resources, Finance and Administrative oversight for both Katanning Landcare and Katanning Environmental. Available Monday through Thursday.

Ella Maesepp

Ella Maesepp

Landcare Officer

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.

Responsible for project management, with the landmark Bush Tucker Project as a key focus. Available most Mondays and Thursdays.

Sara Anderson

Landcare Officer

Sara Anderson joined Katanning Landcare in late 2021 to manage a number of our environmental projects. Her experience in project management, environmental science and her passion for the environment will ensure that Katanning Landcare remains a strong contributor to grassroots, community environmental stewardship.

Responsible for project management for most of our grant-funded landcare projects, including State NRM Crop to Creek, and the Drains to Living Streams project. Available on a casual basis.

Dr Sue Jaggar

Katanning Environmental Nursery Supervisor

Joining us in April 2022 to oversee and lead the Katanning Environmental Nursery production. Sue has a PhD in Entomology, Masters of Environmental Science in Ecology, and a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics, and her time spent with King’s Park’s propagation team has provided her with excellent skills in plant propagation, hygiene, and plant health.

Available Monday to Friday via email

Amy Richardson

Katanning Environmental Nursery Customer Service

In January 2022, Amy Richardson joined the team to assist our Nursery customers with their plant orders. Amy is very organised and highly motivated to assist our customers in a friendly and helpful manner.

Responsible for customer service for our Nursery customers, handling all orders and inquiries, as well as pickup and delivery scheduling. Available Wednesday and Friday, call her on 0428 479 623 or email

Jeremy Kowald

Chairman Katanning LCDC

Jeremy is a local generational farmer in Katanning, who has been active with Katanning Landcare through his parents projects in the past, and now with his own.


Deputy Chairman Katanning LCDC

Jeremy is a local generational farmer in Katanning, who has been active with Katanning Landcare through his parents projects in the past, and now with his own.

Matthew Collis

Treasurer of Katanning LCDC, Chairman of KEInc

Matthew Collis took over the role of Treasurer in February 2021, after the retirement of Adrian Richardson, our inaugural and only Treasurer for 30+ years. Matt is a keen volunteer and has been active with Katanning Landcare and our sister organisation, Katanning Environmental Inc, where he holds the position of Chairman.

The Committee

Katanning LCDC Gazetted Members

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:

  • Amber Baetup
  • Stephen Barrett
  • Valerie Batchelor
  • Matt Collis
  • John Paul Collins
  • Mitch Davies
  • Norman Flugge
  • Greg Garlick
  • Andrew Gibbons
  • Tim Harris
  • Bev Kowald
  • Xylena King
  • Jeremy Kowald
  • Ron Lockley
  • Scott Newbey

We have two member positions vacant.

The Committee

Katanning Environmental Inc Committee Members

Katanning Environmental Inc. is managed by a volunteer committee of 6 members.

Committee Members:

  • Matt Collis (Chairman)
  • vacant (Deputy Chairman)
  • Scott Newbey (Treasuruer)
  • Bev Kowald (Secretary)
  • Ron Lockley
  • Andrew Gibbons
  • Jeremy Kowald
  • Tim Harris

KEInc is responsible for the environmentally-based Social Enterprises we run, including: