MOTT Executive Board
Christian joined MOTT in 2007 after growing up in the UK and a 15 year global career in mineral exploration. In 1999 Christian joined the Finance Industry and has been working as a financial adviser since then. He helps pursue his passion for the environment by using Ethical managed funds and fine tuning his client’s portfolios to match their values.
Terry has previous experience as a tradesman in electronics and considerable experience in the mining and aviation industries. In these highly regulated industries, Terry gained experience in operational management, HR, QA, OH&S and risk management. In holding executive positions in private and public companies, Terry has a good practical understanding of corporate governance for companies in aviation, the mining technical services, construction and manufacturing industries. Terry holds a management degree, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the AIM and has other qualifications including auditing and Workplace Health and Safety management.
Bill is a Chartered Accountant who established his own accounting practice after a number of years working for a large international practice. He has had a long standing interest in the environment and has supported Men of the Trees Inc with accounting and auditing services over many years. He is currently on the Board of Fremantle Press and until recently chaired the Council of Trinity, a residential college at the University of Western Australia.
Cliff has worked for over 35 years in the horticulture, forestry, mining and energy industry. His pioneering roles as environmental scientist with industry has posed many challenges and initiated some very creative ideas, resulting in more sustainable solutions. Cliff balances his working life as a sustainability consultant with his family on an avocado orchard in Karragullen, in the Perth Hills.
Following a 10 year career in rubber and plastics engineering and design, Brian emigrated to Australia in 1983. His interest in technology led him into publishing and in 1992 he formed Resolutions to provide specialist publishing and communication services to the Australian resources sector. The company has been offsetting its carbon footprint since 2007. In 2005 Brian and his wife Adriana purchased a farm in Donnybrook to breed goats and sheep. Joining the board of MOTT in 2007, he brings commercial, management and communication skills to the organisations.
Palenque Blair is a Senior Environmental Engineer in the Planning Branch of the Water Corporation. She is also a trained botanist, and loves bush flowers and the natural outdoors, and is a member of the WA Insect Study Group. She is the co-author of a Swan Coastal Plain native plant book Extraordinary Plants. Palenque has been a member of Men of the Trees on and off since she was 14 years old, being a founding member of Children of the Trees and a supporter of City Farm since its inception.
John Morrell is an electrical engineer with 30 years electricity industry experience. He completed a Master of Science (Environmental) in 2000 including a thesis examining public participation and community engagement in infrastructure decision making, has worked in environmental management since 1995 and has been Western Power's Environmental Operations Manager since 2008. John has a keen interest in environmental protection and sustainability issues, introduced sustainability assessment concepts into Western Power and has developed many strategies to reduce the environmental impact of electricity infrastructure, particularly impacts on biodiversity.
As a Naval Architect and General Manager for Projects at Austal Ships, Derek has 20 years of Design and Project management experience, specialising in innovation, problem solving and product development. Derek was raised in the rural South Australian wheat belt, where he learnt to raise and plant native seedlings as a sustainable farming practise. He is currently studying his MBA at UWA.
Tracey has many years of experience as an accountant, providing her expertise to various not-for-profit organisations. When not attending to financial matters, Tracey volunteers her time as a coordinator with the local volunteer bushfire brigade in the Toodyay area where she lives.
Richard has a nearly 30-year career in the international energy industry, mostly in natural gas and renewable energy. He left Woodside in 2001 and since then has been involved with starting up energy companies and projects. He has experience in bioenergy projects including the use of oil mallee as a feedstock and the development of mixed-species plantations. For Woodside and others he has advised on carbon abatement and offsets. He is a director of 3 ASX-listed companies.
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