Directors

Current Carbon Neutral Directors

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Ray Wilson (BAg Econ, MBus (Mktg))
Chief Executive Officer (not a director)

Ray has a diverse background in the agribusiness and consulting. His previous roles include inaugural executive director of the Kondinin Group, senior management positions in commercial and rural banking; and property management and agricultural economist roles with the Heytesbury Group. More recently he was CEO with Western Potatoes. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics and Master of Business (Marketing) degrees.

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Ian Rawlings
Chairman

Ian has been a Men of the Trees member for 8 years and on the MOTT board for 7 years. He came into MOTT via City Farm where he and his wife Linda worked on the Save City Farm campaign team, which secured for MOTT a 40 year peppercorn lease over that prime East Perth property. He has a life long passion for things environmental and especially sustainable building. In his day job Ian is the CEO for Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd which is a group of people committed to seeing the Aboriginal people of central WA gaining (western) property rights over their ancestral country.

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Chris Ferriera

Chris has been a Vice President of Men of the Trees since 2000, a Board member since 1992 and is a founding member of the Revegetation Team Management Committee. Chris has a degree in forestry with specialist training in landcare planning and design. 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 program. Chris specialises in environmental journalism, education and advocacy in sustainability.

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Ric West (BA, MAcc, MSc(Mineral Economics), JP, FCPA, FIPA,GIA)

Ric West is the Chief Financial Officer with Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd. An accountant with extensive experience with Not-For-Profit organisations, Ric has previously served as a Director of the Company. Ric is one of the Trustees of the Company’s Gift Fund.

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Brian Wickins

Born in rural England, Brian had a strong bond with the countryside from and early age. Through his involvement with the Young Farmers' Club and in particular, their Public Speaking Programme, he developed a passion for speaking up for what he believed in. This resulted in being awarded a YFC scholarship to study the reclamation of land in Holland. Following a 10 year career in rubber and plastics engineering, design and manufacture, Brian immigrated to Australia in 1983. His interest in technology led him into publishing. In 1992 he formed Resolutions, with his partner Adriana, to provide specialist publishing and communication services to the Australian resource sectors. Their company has been carbon neutral since 2007. In 2005 they purchased 110 acres in Donnybrook to breed goats and sheep. Joining the boards of Carbon Neutral and MOTT in 2007, he brings commercial, management and communication skills to the organisations.

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Jeff Bremer (BEng (Hons) PhD, FIEAust)

Jeff is a Principal Engineer with SKM and a practice leader in Slurry Transport, and Piping and Pumping systems, with special expertise in strategic analysis of GHG emissions and energy policy. He has also lead remote area energy studies for locations in the Indian Ocean. Jeff is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, and is a member of the Mechanical and Education subcommittees of Engineers Australia (WA). He also is on the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Western Australia.

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Rhonda Hardy B.Bus, CPA

Director of Corporate and Community Services for the Shire of Kalamunda and former Director of Regional Services for the Eastern Metropolitan Council, Rhonda has a solid background in strategy and management for government departments. Rhonda has worked across a broad spectrum of successful environmental development projects and initiatives, including Perth Solar City project, the Cities for Climate Protection Program, the international ICLEI Local Action for Biodiversity Project, renewable energy procurement, water conservation plans and Travelsmart green travel plans. She holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University and is a member of the Local Government Managers Association.

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