The membership composition of the PHCC is defined in the PHCC constitution and consists of between 7 to 10 community members, 2 local government representatives and Government of Western Australia agency representatives from relevant agencies including (but not limited to) the Department of Water, Department of Agriculture and Food, the Peel Development Commission, Department of Planning, Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Department of Environment Regulation. All members can be contacted through the PHCC Chief Executive Officer, 58 Sutton Street, Mandurah, WA, 6210. Phone: +61 8 6369 8800 Email: admin@peel-harvey.org.au

 

Andy Gulliver FinalAndy Gulliver – Chairman. Andy is a Director of Custom Composts, producing compost for a range of applications including sustainable agriculture, rehabilitation and bio-remediation. He works with landholders, focusing on developing biologically healthy soil and sustainable farming systems. The company won the WA State Environmental Awards in 2005. Andy is actively involved in a range of community and environmental initiatives.
Jan FinalJan Star AM. BA, M.Sc. Dip.Ed. - Deputy Chair. Jan has a long history in local government with Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire/WALGA, working in areas of sustainability, climate change, environment, land use planning, agriculture, and regional development at local, State and national level. Together with involvement in the local LCDC and SJ Landcare Centre this led to working in Natural Resource Management and Regional NRM groups. Besides NRM and biodiversity in particular Jan’s interest is in best governance models for adaptive management. Jan has 55 hectares in Jarrahdale with olives, superfine merinos, cows and a few old polocrosse horses.
Marilyn Gray FinalMarilyn 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 FinalPaddi 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 FinalBob Pond 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.
Peter FinalDr Peter Hick is a retired CSIRO Environmental Geoscientist who specialised in remote sensing and biophysical research for terrestrial and aquatic environments with detailed knowledge of the environmental effects of mining and agriculture. He is also a Director of a bio-medical research company and has over 150 publications including books and international journals. Peter’s PhD was awarded in the field of Marine Physics, his recent research has included investigating localised effects of climate change.
Howard Mitchell_cropHoward Mitchell Mitch is an environmental planner and landscape architect with experience in development and environmental integration spanning thirty years. His understanding of integrated urban water management has underpinned his career in planning and design and he has been involved in many strategic development projects in WA and overseas as design or planning director in both the public and private sectors. Mitch has a strong commitment to professional development, presenting frequently at workshops and seminars on urban design and environmental integration.
Mike FinalMichael Schultz developed his passion for natural history and the environment when teaching senior secondary biology and chemistry in South Australia. He later worked in the natural resource management (NRM) industry with the Australian Government in Canberra, firstly as a Rivercare facilitator (NHT 2) for the ACT then as a National NRM facilitator (Caring for Our Country) for the ACT and NSW. Most recently he took a position with the South West Catchments Council where he was program manager for Biodiversity.
Darralyn FinalDarralyn Ebsary – Community Member. 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.
Rob Summers Final V2Dr Rob Summers - State Government Agency Member Department of Agriculture and Food, works in Waroona, researching the efficient use of nutrients to improve agricultral production and minimise the impact on water quality. This covers the high rainfall, coastal areas from the Swan Canning to Albany. Involvement in the Peel-Harvey began in 1990 as an orignal member of the Community Catchment Centre in Pinjarra. His work has included assessment of better fertilisers for sandy soils, soil amendments to retain nutrients, soil testing, the impact of stream revegetation on water quality, nutrient filters and modification to the drainage system to improve water quality. He was awarded the BHP Landcare Research and Innovative Technology Landcare Award and the Advance Australia Award for outstanding contribution to Environmental Science. Rob currently divides his time between WA and Vietnam where he coordinates a research development project on sandy soils in coastal Vietnam.
Brett Fitzgerald - State Government Agency Member Department of Parks and Wildlife.
Leon FinalLeon Brouwer State Government Agency Member Department of Water, Regional Manager. Leon and has been working with the State Government Agency since being involved in policy development, legislation reform, waterways government and management projects within State Government. Leon has lived and worked in the Peel for the past 23 or so years and has been the Regional Manager Department of Water in the Peel Region for the past five years. He enjoys working closley with the PHCC in the delivery of water quality related projects to improve the health of the Peel-Harvey Estuary.
Cr Caroline Knight FinalCr Caroline Knight , represents the North Ward on the City of Mandurah Council. 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.
John Allert FinalCr John Allert is a Local Government member of the PHCC. John (also President of the Shire of Boddington) has many years experience in the academic world, specialising in marketing. Heavily involved in environmental matters (particularly with MOTT), his own property has been voluntarily listed as a conservation site (Land for Wildlife). John is also currently involved with horses and a local riding club.
Eliza Dowling FinalCr Eliza Dowling Eliza Eliza Dowling is a councillor and deputy president for the Shire of Cuballing. Originally from a farm in England, she has always been involved in agriculture, studying Agricultural and Food Marketing at university and working for the Department of Agriculture and Food as a Development Officer for 23 years. One of her roles as a DAFWA employee was as Landcare Development Officer for the Hotham, something she carried out for more than eight years and which included the planting of four million trees through the Hotham Williams Western Power Greening Challenge. She has also worked in many other facets of agriculture including lamb marketing, in Grain and Graze, sheep feedlotting, grain marketing and agribusiness. She has a Masters in Rural Change Management through the University of Queensland and is passionate about community development. As well as her role as councillor, Eliza is involved in local sporting and community groups. She is married to a farmer in Popanyinning and they have three children.
Stephen Lee FinalCr Steve Lee Deputy President, Shire of Murray.
Since spending holidays at Yunderup 50 years ago, Steve always had a strong affinity with this area and a love of the Murray River, which is why he now lives in Ravenswood. His goal is to see sustainable growth without compromising the unique nature of the river and surrounds. Having worked for 35 years within the Western Australian Government in administration and finance, Steve is now using his experience and skills to benefit Peel-Harvey residents. Operating his own business for eight years gave Steve the experience and understanding of what it is like to run a small business and to appreciate how hard it can be at times which now drives his passion to serve the community as a local government representative. As well, Steve has always taken an active interest and roles in the local community as a past Apexian, and president and treasurer of sporting and community organisations.
Andrew Ward FinalAndrew Ward Agency Member Peel Development Commission. Andrew Ward,Chief Executive Officer.
Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in community services and administration management, bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge and a proven ability to lead and develop multidimensional teams. With metropolitan and regional senior management experience in the local government environment, Andrew Ward previously held the position of Director at the City of Karratha overseeing a number of departments including Finance, Community and Economic Development, Industry Partnerships, Recreation Facilities and Community Services.
Louise Oorschot State Government Agency Member Department of Environment Regulation.
Scott Haine FinalScott Haine has worked as a town planner in Western Australia since 1995 and has lived in Mandurah since 1998. Scott is currently employed as a Planning Manager at the Department of Planning's Peel region office and mainly deals with town planning scheme amendments, structure plans, local planning strategies and subdivision applications.
Suzanne Brown FinalSuzanne Brown Observer for Water Corporation
Position Name Affiliation/location Membership Expiry
Chairman Andy Gulliver Community Member October 2017
Deputy Chairman Jan Star AM Community Member October 2017
Treasurer, Finance & Audit Committee Marilyn Gray Community Member October 2017
Secretary Paddi Creevey OAM Community Member October 2018
State Govt Agency Member, Executive Committee Member, Finance & Audit Committee Bob Pond Department of Water Nominated by agency, confirmed at AGM
Community Member Dr Peter Hick Community Member October 2018
Community Member, Finance & Audit Committee Howard Mitchell Community Member October 2019
Community Member Michael Schultz Community Member October 2018
Community Member Darralyn Ebsary Community Member October 2018
Local Government Representative (Inland) Cr John Allert Shire of Boddington December 2017
Proxy Local Government Representative (Inland) Cr Eliza Dowling Shire of Cuballing December 2017
Local Government Representative (Coastal) Cr Caroline Knight City of Mandurah December 2017
Proxy Local Government Representative (Coastal) Cr Stephen Lee Shire of Murray December 2017
State Govt Agency Member Dr Rob Summers Department of Agriculture and Food Nominated by agency
State Govt Agency Member Brett Fitzgerald Department of Parks and Wildlife Nominated by agency
State Govt Agency Member Leon Brouwer Department of Water, Regional Manager Nominated by agency
State Govt Agency Member Andrew Ward Peel Development Commission Nominated by agency
State Govt Agency Member Louise Oorschot Department of Environment Regulation Nominated by agency
State Govt Agency Observer Scott Haine Department of Planning Peel Nominated by agency
Observer Suzanne Brown Water Corporation Nominated by agency