Creek-link is a not for profit Incorporated Association registered as Creek-link Aus. Inc. (ABN 97 137 034 386)
Creek-link Aus. Inc is run by a board of 6 professionals who provide their time to helping Creek-link on a voluntary basis.
The board members all have a strong belief in the critical role waterway health plays in Australia’s wellbeing. The board members also believe that the rehabilitation of Australia’s waterways cannot be effective without a strong and vigorous Landcare movement.
James graduated from RMIT in 1987 with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.
James has worked in the field of Architecture for over 25 years running his own practice for the majority of that time. In the 1990's James scaled back his his Architectural work to focus on building a successful internet startup. In the early 2000's the internet business was sold enabling James to prioritise his keen interest in the environment.
A strong belief in the importance of healthy waterways led James to an extensive study and application of contemporary best practice in waterway rehabilitation. James has also focused on creating and running an Arboretum of great tree species of the world. The Arboretum is located on 40 hectares of land in South Western Victoria, frogwood.com.au.
In addition to his other interests James is currently managing a not for profit Incorporated Association called Creek-link, creeklink.org.au. Creek-link provides interactive online maps to local environmental groups like Landcare. These groups use the detailed maps of waterway health to more effective engage with their communities.
Jame holds degrees in law and commerce from the University of Melbourne and has been a lawyer for more than 34 years.
He has been on numerous Boards and Committees for over 30 years and is currently on the Baptist Union of Victoria Council as their Honorary Legal Advisor.
He now works mainly in the area of governance including advice and conducting training. With his wife Leanne they have developed a Train the Trainers course on governance for Board members, to be used mainly with Boards in Africa and Asia.
Wayne holds a Bachelor of Economics with a major in Accounting, is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and has extensive experience in finance and administration across a range of industries including banking, property and the not-for-profit sector.
Wayne has run his own consultancy firm for the past 15 years and he has been involved in large scale property development, project management, organisational administrative functions and affordable housing projects.
Steve has an MBA from the University of Melbourne and a liberal arts degree from the College of Wooster in the US. he is currently the Chairman of Destination Gippsland, one of Victoria's leading Regional Tourism Boards and acts as Mentor, Consultatn and Director focusing on CEOs, Owners and Senior Executives of SMEs.
Steve has previously been Chief Executive of Greening Australia and Lonely Planet, and has worked as a derivatives trader in New York and London. He has also been Chief Executive of Affordable Housing Solutions.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Education in Environmental Science at Victoria College and a Post Graduate in Land Data Management RMIT and is currently working as an IT contractor in Melbourne. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in IT Project Management and Governance.
Lisa and her husband Andrew are building themselves a sustainable, energy efficient house in West Gippsland including a plan to rejuvenate their local creek as a pilot project for themselves, the environment and ultimately to inspire the local community.
Andrew has completed a course in Civil Engineering at RMIT and has worked in the Building industry for over 30 years. Roles undertaken by Andrew include; Commercial builder, Construction Manager, Site Manager and Senior Contract Administrator.
Andrew has strong skills helping coordinate multiple organisations to achieve best practice outcomes. Andrew has a strong interest in technology based projects having worked previously as Infrastructure Manager for an Internet company.
Andrew is currently employed as Coordinator of Building Projects with the City of Yarra.