Caroline Knight

Chairman
She currently chairs the Mandurah Environmental Advisory Group, is the City’s representative on the Peron Naturaliste Partnership and has recently been elected to the National Sea Change Taskforce Committee. Caroline is currently studying Law part-time at Murdoch University. Having lived in Mandurah for over 20 years Caroline is passionate about the retention of biodiversity. She has been involved in a number of environmental and community groups.

Darralyn Ebsary

Deputy Chair
Darralyn is currently a partner in Tanglefoot, a small boutique winery in Wandering. Originally from the Central Wheatbelt, she was actively involved in broadacre farming and landcare with the Corrigin LCDC for many years. Darralyn was an inaugural community member of the Swan-Avon ICM and the Avon Catchment Council and also spent some time on the Board of Greening Western Australia. At ground level, she has worked as the Natural Resource Management Officer for the Hotham Catchment in the Peel Harvey Catchment. Presently, Darralyn enjoys some tour guiding work at Barna Mia, Dryandra, in between working at and managing Tanglefoot Winery , Cellar Door and Cafe. Darralyn has an interest and passion for our wonderful flora and fauna, and supports sustainable farming systems within our catchment. She believes in people, in particular recognising they are the important - and integral - link in our biodiversity.

Marilyn Gray

Treasurer
Marilyn has been active in community-based natural resource management organisations in the Peel region since 1993 when she was appointed to membership of the Peel Inlet Management Authority, a position she has continued as a community member of the Peel Inlet Advisory Committee. Marilyn was a member of the steering committee which oversaw the foundation of the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council in 2000, and has held the position of Treasurer since then. An educator for over 35 years, Marilyn lives in Falcon and currently works as a senior administrator at a government secondary school in Mandurah.

Paddi Creevey OAM

Secretary
Paddi is a resident of Dawesville and was a Councillor for the City of Mandurah from 1994 until being elected Mayor in 2005, an office she held until her retirement in 2014. During her long period of service to Local Government Paddi served on a number of Boards and Committees including the Peel Region Scheme Planning Committee, Local Government Advisory Board, Ministerial Working Group for Greater Participation of Women in Local Government, Peel Inlet Management Council and Peel Development Commission. Paddi has served on the Federal Government`s Coast and Climate Change Council and the Expert Group on Australia`s Preparedness for Adaptation to Climate Change. She has been awarded the Centenary Medal, the Order of Australia Medal in the General Division of the Queen’s Birthday 2010 Honours List and was inducted into the inaugural WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011. Paddi is currently Chair of RDA Peel, Challenger Institute of Technology and is involved in a number of community groups, including being the Chair of West Aus Crisis and Welfare, Community Solutions Inc. and Peel Community Development Group. Paddi is committed to the Peel region and its sustainable natural resource management.

Bob Pond

Executive Committee
A Canadian transplant, Bob has lived in Australia for 20 years. He studied environmental management at the University of South Australia and James Cook University in Townsville. With water as a theme he has worked as a fisheries research technician, a pool man, a coastal park ranger, and as a catchment manager. Moving to the Peel Region in 1999 as the district Manager of the then Water and Rivers Commission, Bob has been involved in estuary and river monitoring, catchment management activities, impact assessment and land use planning processes, and licensing of in water activities such as dredging, Bob is currently employed by the Department of Water as the Coordinator of the Peel Waterways Centre in Mandurah.

We acknowledge the Noongar people as Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to all Elders past and present