Ian Rawlings (Chairman)
Chairman since 2011, Ian has a lifelong passion for all things environmental, in particular sustainable building. He is the CEO for Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd, which is committed to seeing the Aboriginal people of central Western Australia gaining property rights over their ancestral country. Ian was on the Board of Men of the Trees for seven years
Ray Wilson (Executive Director)
Ray has a diverse background in the agricultural and corporate agribusiness sector. His experience includes agricultural economist roles in the corporate farming sector and CEO position with a horticultural production, marketing and export business. Ray has held State Manager positions in commercial and rural banking, including Elders Rural Bank and Landmark. He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics and a Masters of Business.
Richard West (Treasurer)
BA, MAcc, MSc(Mineral Economics), JP, FCPA, FIPA, GIA (Cert). Ric was formerly the Chief Financial Officer with Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd, and from 3 October 2016 Mr West re-established his own specialised audit practice. An accountant with extensive experience with Not-For-Profit organisations, Ric is one of the Trustees of Carbon Neutral's Gift Fund.
BSc (Forestry). Chris is a Board Member and past Vice-President of Men of the Trees. Since 1999, he has run his own Landcare and Sustainability business, Landcare Solutions, which has designed and delivered WA's largest community environmental education program including the highly successful Heavenly Hectares, Property Planning and Great Gardens programs. Chris also holds a Landcare Planning and Design Cert 1991; Permaculture Design Cert 1995; Master Tree Growers Cert 2002; 2003 Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
Following a 10 year career in rubber and plastics engineering, design and manufacture, Brian emigrated from the UK to Australia in 1983. His interest in technology led him into publishing. In 1992 Brian formed Resolutions to provide specialist publishing and communication services to the Australian resource sectors. Resolutions has been carbon neutral since 2007.
Jeff is a Principal Engineer with SKM, with special expertise in strategic analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and energy policy. He has also led remote area energy studies for locations in the Indian Ocean. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a PhD and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a member of the Mechanical and Education subcommittees of Engineers Australia (WA). He is on the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Western Australia.
Danelle has 25 years experience in the oil and gas industry across a variety of roles spanning policy, government and public affairs and managing social investment programs. Her skills include expertise in conceiving and executing internal and external communications strategies; tailoring social investment programs to meet corporate objectives; and issues management.
Denise has a comprehensive knowledge of the legislation and policy for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, restoration and environmental protection in Western Australia. She is a longstanding member of the Threatened Ecological Communities Advisory Committee. Denise provides strategic advice for conservation and environmental projects and has worked for commercial, government and non-government organisations at local, state and international levels. Denise has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Intellectual Property Law with a focus on Traditional Knowledge.