Dr Garry Middle, Chair
Dr Garry Middle is an adjunct senior research fellow at Curtin University, and is the Director of an independent research company, Vision Environment. Garry has over 30 years experience in environmental planning and environmental impact assessment. He is an independent member of the Western Australian Planning Commission and chair’s Western Australia’s peak coastal planning authority, the Coastal Planning Coordination Council. Garry’s research interests include character and values of coastal communities, urban open space planning, the use of offsets in environmental impact assessment, climate change adaptation planning, the effectiveness of environmental impact assessment, effectiveness of urban and environmental policy and strategic land use planning.
Norm Galli is the Manager Environment, for AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd. Norm has significant operational, approvals and reporting experience in mining. Norm has previously worked extensively in formal conservation and the photographic safari business in Africa.
Nerilee Rockman is the Vice President Legal, Commercial and Supply Chain, for AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd. Nerilee has been with AngloGold Ashanti for 16 years, and prior to that held legal counsel roles at each of Mobil and WMC. She commenced her career at Mallesons.
Dr Stephen van Leeuwen
Dr Stephen van Leeuwen is the Assistant Director, Science, for Science and Conservation at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), Western Australia (WA). Stephen’s 35 year career has focused on botanical and biological surveys in the agricultural zone, rangelands and deserts of WA. Stephen has a good understanding of arid zone biodiversity, the ecology of threatened plants and animals and the intrinsic link between Country and Traditional Owners. Stephen supports a collaborative evidence-based approach to biodiversity management and the sustainable use of natural resources. Stephen is also a member of the Trust’s Technical Advisory Panel.
Nigel Wessels is the Regional Manager for the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ (DBCA), Parks and Wildlife Service’s Goldfields Region. Nigel has worked in the environment and conservation fields for 28 years, both in South Africa and Australia. His experience includes ecological research, nature conservation management, parks and visitor services management, and environmental consultation.
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