At Perth NRM, we are collectively and individually passionate about our environment. This is also true of the Perth NRM Board of Management, who have a wide range of experience and skills to guide our organisation.

Perth NRM’s Board consists of up to eight independent directors and operates under the rules of the Perth NRM Constitution. The Board meets regularly throughout the year to oversee the strategic direction, governance and finances of Perth NRM. Each year the Board reports to members and stakeholders at the AGM in October/November.

The Board has two subcommittees; the Committee of Finance, Audit and Risk (CFAR) chaired by Keith Halliwell, and the Nominations Committee chaired by Darrell Jones.

In 2020, the Board created a non-voting Board Trainee position to give young professionals the opportunity to gain board experience as part of their professional development.


Dr Elena Limnios: Chair

Elena is an experienced Independent Board Director for member owned and member governed organisations. She is compelled to contribute to organisations that have a strong purpose and capability to make a lasting impact to their local communities and the environment. Elena’s personal values are honesty, respect and excellence. She values relationships and believes in collaborative leadership, developing win-win solutions and encouraging thinking outside the box.

Elena is considered a world expert in member owned organisations, having led research collaborations with over 40 institutional and industry partners worldwide with a diverse focus on governance, ownership models, member engagement, management challenges unique to member-owned organisations, drivers of member loyalty, and equity finance structures. Elena has consulted on governance, strategy and organisational change for both private and public listed entities. She is an experienced communicator across diverse audiences including at senior levels of government, business, and academia.

Elena holds a Masters in Engineering, an MBA and a PhD in complex system’s resilience (UWA) which included the development of new ways for measuring product ecological footprint, understanding and reducing our impact on the natural environment through more sustainable business practices and consumers’ choices. She is an AICD graduate, has developed and delivered executive and board training programs through the Australian Institute of Management (AIM WA) focused on governance and strategy.


Glenice Batchelor: Director

Glenice has demonstrated a long-term personal and professional commitment to landcare and natural resource management with extensive experience representing community and working in the industry along with roles in agriculture, biosecurity and local government.

From a farming background, Glenice began her diverse career studying Horticulture at iconic Kings Park aligned to her love of Western Australian plants and the natural environment. She and her husband own a small mixed enterprise on Ballardong Noongar Country at Tammin, with a goal of sustainably increasing biodiversity.

Glenice has a long involvement at strategic level on grassroots boards and organisations including Chairing the grower group, Saltland Pastures Association and the Wheatbelt NRM Regional organisation. She was a founding member and then chair of WA’s NRM Regional Leaders Group and appointed to the Avon River Management Authority and inaugural secretary of the Avon Waterways Committee. She has served as Councillor and President for the Shire of Tammin and represented WALGA as the WA Country member on the Roadside Conservation Committee.

Glenice was awarded the prestigious DAFWA Landcare Professional Award and was a WA finalist in the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. She was a founding member of Therapeutic Horticulture Australia – understanding the importance of nature and human interaction. In 2019 she was inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Horticulture.

Glenice is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and believes in the importance of strong and ethical governance.


Keith Halliwell: Director

Keith is a non-executive director and finance executive, with almost 30 years board-level experience in the listed, not-for-profit and start-up sectors, with skills in finance, corporate governance, company secretarial, strategy development, and capital raising.

Keith’s corporate life covers a range of industries, both in Australia and internationally, including engineering, manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, with most recent roles in cooperatives, including water supply for agricultural use. The cooperative’s experience has highlighted for Keith the not-for-profit strategic importance of service to members, including social cooperation within a member community, the impact of the natural environment, understanding the nature of member loyalty and engagement and how to strengthen and retain member commitment.

He has served on a number of company Boards since 1996 and is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Harvey Water, where he also Chairs the Audit and Risk committee and the Remuneration and Nomination committee. This role has heightened Keith’s interest in the impact of climate change and sustainability particularly relating to the agricultural sector.

Keith’s qualifications include BSc (Hons), he is a chartered accountant (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and he is a graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Tom Widenbar: Director

Tom is an experienced environmental professional, having worked across consulting, waste and mining industries. Tom has extensive experience working with the Environmental Protection Act, environmental impact assessments and site environmental management.

Tom is also an elected Councillor at the City of Cockburn, sitting on 7 internal committees and 4 external committees. Tom grew up on an Olive Grove in York where he developed a love for nature and has a keen interest in sustainability as well as reuse and recycling.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science (Coastal Zone Management) from Curtin University and is currently studying the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, and an MBA through the University of Central Queensland.


Dr Nick Moffatt: Director

Nick has a drive and passion for improving and enhancing the sustainability performance of organisations and limiting the negative impacts on our environmental resources and natural capital.

He is an engineering and sustainability / ESG professional with more than 34 years of domestic and international experience in both the chemicals manufacturing and professional services sectors. Nick’s experience includes fertiliser and industrial chemicals manufacturing in the UK and Australia and for the last 14 years, Nick has led the sustainability / ESG consultancy practice for KPMG in Western Australia.

Nick specialises in providing climate change and greenhouse gas advisory and assurance services across all sectors of the economy and government and he works with a range of large and small organisations, both nationally and internationally, to assist them to improve their ESG performance.  Along with ESG strategy development, Nick has extensive experience in carbon-related challenges such as greenhouse gas inventory measurement and reporting, carbon offset creation and decarbonisation.

Nick has substantial experience in corporate governance and risk management and regularly supports and presents to Boards on these issues, with specific focus on ESG and climate change.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a PhD in Chemical Engineering, is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. In addition, Nick is accredited as a Category 1 (technical) and Category 2 Greenhouse gas and Energy Auditor with the Clean Energy Regulator in Australia and is also accredited as a Greenhouse gas complex sector expert, lead auditor and independent reviewer by the National Environment Agency in Singapore.


Stuart McAlpine: Director

Stuart McAlpine is a fourth-generation farmer who with his wife Leanne, owns and manages a 5,000-hectare farm at Buntine, Western Australia.
Stuart is a co-founder of the Liebe Group, one of Australia’s premium grower groups, and was its inaugural President in 2007. During this time, Stuart has gained extensive experience in research, extension and strategic development of agriculture in Australia.

Stuart instigated the Regional Repopulation Plan with the Shire of Dalwallinu in 2010 and Chaired the Regional Repopulation Advisory Committee (RRAC). He sat on the Perth Working Group Committee associated with the RRAC as deputy Chairperson. The program supported an increase in population in Dalwallinu by around 15%. From this work Stuart has cofounded the Regional Regeneration Alliance, a cross regional impact, not for profit organisation aimed at developing and supporting sustainable land, economic and community regeneration projects utilising collective impact.

Stuart has expert knowledge in soil and regenerative agriculture practice and his efforts in natural resource management saw him honoured as a Soil Champion in the International Year of Soil 2015 and then added to the Regional Natural Resource Management Leadership Honour Roll in 2016 by the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council in Western Australia. He regularly presents at he University of Western Sydney’s Soil Biology Masterclass. Stuart is a committee member for RegenWA a network of committed West Australian farmers and industry stakeholders who are identifying, implementing and sharing innovative land management practices that other farmers can adopt.

Stuart has also been part of the team that has seen the first four return regenerative agriculture company in Australia Wide Open Agriculture Ltd. Listed on the ASX. Stuart also provides lupins and beef for Wide Open Agriculture and its food brand Dirty Clean Food as one of its many regenerative suppliers.


Darrell Jones: Independent Director of Nominations Committee

Darrell Jones is an experienced not-for-profit director, with diverse business experience and a demonstrated capability in stakeholder engagement. In other roles, he is a Member of the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, Board Member at Mundaring Arts Centre, and teaches at Curtin University in the subject areas of Economics, Strategic Management, Risk Management and Corporate Governance. He has previously served his community as an elected member of local government.

Alongside business issues, Darrell has a strong interest in agriculture, environment and sustainability. He is from a farming family and grew up in the Perth Hills area. As part of his interests, he has undertaken a range of courses, including Aquaculture at UWA, and Agribusiness at the University of Adelaide. When working for Western Power, Darrell led the introduction of the first green power electricity product in Western Australia, which supported the development of the Albany wind farm. He was also part of the team that introduced renewable energy feed-in tariffs to metropolitan and regional Western Australia. Darrell and his family live in a solar passive home in the Perth foothills.

Relevant qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics, a Graduate Certificate in Marketing, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Professional Member of the Economic Society of Australia.

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