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Landcare Victoria Inc. (LVI)  is governed by a volunteer Committee Of Management which oversees and steers LVI by setting strategic direction and providing governance.

The 2019/20 Committee of Management comprises the following members:

David Clark (Chair)

Glenelg Hopkins

Alice Knight OAM


Terry Hubbard OAM

Goulburn Broken

Christine Brooke

North Central

Marijke de Bever-Price

Port Phillip & Westernport

Jane Carney

North East

Jenny Robertson

East Gippsland

Leanne Jackman


Beth Ripper OAM

West Gippsland

Asha Benham-Bannon

Professional Landcarer

Kerri Robson

Professional Landcarer


LVI is managed by a small team comprising Susi Johnson, Executive Officer, Operations and Members Services, and Administration Assistant, Kelly Way. In addition to administrative duties and carrying out the day-to-day operations of the organisation, the team is also responsible for:

  • providing advice to the Committee of Management
  • implementing the decisions of the Committee of Management

LVI is a member of the national peak body for Landcare, the National Landcare Network (NLN), and is represented on the NLN Members Council.

LVI is a Child Safe organisation, with zero tolerance for child abuse and a commitment to children’s best interests.  All children who participate in our activities have a right to feel and be safe. We encourage children to express their views and we listen to their suggestions, especially on matters that directly affect them. Physical or sexual abuse of a child is a crime and will be reported to police, including grooming for sexual conduct with a child under the age of 16 years. All adults who form a reasonable belief that such a sexual offence has occurred have an obligation to report it to police.

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