Board of Governance

 

 

Board members are elected each year. The following members were elected to the Board 2021-22.
Top – Left to right: Kathryn Williams as Chairperson, Rob Bradley as Deputy Chair, Nathan Williams as Treasurer, and John Forrester as Secretary
Bottom – Left to Right: Meghan Hopper, John Marks, and Sophia Bagatsing.

If you see yourself as part of the future WRA Board team and have skills to support the governance and time and passion to support our growing agency, then please contact us for further details.

Kathryn Williams – Chairperson
Experienced environmental professional consulting across the energy, manufacturing and transport sectors
Wyndham City Portfolio Committee for the Environment & Sustainability
Member, Rotary Club of Werribee
Member, Tree Project
Bachelor of Environmental Science

Rob Bradley – Deputy Chair
Passionate about caring for our environment and native fauna and flora
Coordinator, Beach Patrol 3030
Convenor, Justice Taskforce, Crossroads Uniting Church, Werribee
Member, Werribeeks
Wyndham Environment & Sustainability Award 2016
Qualified in Horticulture
Retired Health Professional in Radiation Therapy 
Former Union Delegate

Nathan Williams – Treasurer
Chemical Engineer working for an environmental consultancy in planning and approvals, and in contaminated lands
Water remediation expert
Treasurer
Bachelor of Engineering
Bachelor of Science (Microbiology)
Masters of Business

John Forrester – Secretary
Long-time advocate for the Werribee River and waterways of the west
Werribee Riverkeeper
Honorary Executive Officer
Coordinator Friends of Werribee River Park
Qualified in restoration ecology, social science education and administration
Former Chairperson, Waterways & Drainage Customer Council Melbourne Water
Member, Technical Advisory Committee Commissioner for Environment & Sustainability  
Wyndham City Portfolio Committee for the Environment & Sustainability 
Premier’s Volunteer Champion Award for Leadership 2019
Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Dame Phyllis Frost Award 2015
Wyndham Environment & Sustainability Award 2013
Centenary Medal 2001
Member, Birdlife Australia
Former Councillor, Warrnambool City Council
Former Member, Rotary Club of Wyndham
Former School Principal

Meghan Hopper – Board Member
Governance and advocacy professional, working in local government and with family links to the catchment, having grown up in Wyndham Vale.
Currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Chair of Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Gender Equality Advisory Committee, Victorian Government
Former board member of CERES Environment Park, the Council of Monash University, and former Moreland Councillor and Mayor.     

John Marks – Board Member
Long-time environmentalist and community activist
Coordinator, Friends of Cobbledicks Ford
Volunteer, Beach Patrol 3030 & Love Our Street 3024
Co-coordinator, Small Boat Festival
Volunteer, Werribee Park Heritage Orchard
Member Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
Club Captain, Werribee & District Collectable Vehicle Club
Former inaugural President, Williamstown Conservation & Planning Society
Retired businessman

Sophia – Board Member
Proud urban farmer advocating for youth in agriculture and action on climate change
Member, Werribee Park Heritage Orchard and Heide Museum Kitchen Garden, Climate for Change, Transition Streets, Intrepid Landcare, and Farmers for Climate Action
Qualified in Business Administration and currently undertaking a Masters in Agricultural Science and a Diploma in Sustainability