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My motivation for painting is simply to share a personal view of some elusive moment in the wild and communicate an understanding of man’s relationship with the environment.”

Richard Weatherly
Male white goshawk sketch

Welcome from the Patron
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The Wildlife Art Museum of Australia
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Vision and Objectives
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Milestones
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Regional Impact
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Economic and Social Impact Study
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Museum and
Landscape Design

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Proposed Design
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Partnerships
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Business Principles
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The WAMA Community Engagement Model
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Capital Funding Strategy
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The Foundation Organisation Structure
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The Core Team
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Meet the Team
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Achieving Our Vision
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Supporting the Foundation
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Contact Information
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Acknowledgements
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THE BOARD OF WAMA FOUNDATION HAS OVERALL DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WAMA PROJECT . THE ORGANISATIONAL CHART SHOWS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BOARD , ITS CONSULTATIVE GROUPS , PROJECT TEAMS AND PARTNERS .

WAMA Core Team logo. WAMA- Wildlife Art Museum of Australia. Wildlife, botanic, natural history gallery and botanic gardens.

Many others have
dedicated their
time and energy
to the project.
The Foundation
Board is extremely
grateful to these
team members
and volunteers.

Chairperson
Greg Lewin AM
BE(Chem), MBA, FREng,
FIEAust, FIChemE

Director
Lynn Jensz
BBus, GradDipAdvTax,
CPA

Director
Peter Weston
LLB, BCom, FAICD

Director
John Hawkins
AssocDip.Civil Eng.
GradDipMunicipalEng.

Director
Jacqueline Healy BA(Hons), MBA, PhD

 

   

Company Secretary
Angela Turrell
BA, DipEd, MMkting

WAMA Patron
& Engagement
Team Lead:
Glenda Lewin
BEd(Early Child)

Site Development
Team Lead:

Neil Marriott
BEd

Operations Manager,
Executive Office

Catherine
Franklin-Hensler
BAppSc, GradDipFP

 

 

Greg Lewin AM
BE(Chem), MBA, FREng, FIEAust, FIChemE
WAMA Foundation Chairman

Greg has been Executive Director of Sapphire Global Pty Ltd since 2009 and is currently advising Reliance Industries, Mumbai on their Leadership Excellence initiative. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Alinta, a Non-Executive Director of CO2CRC, and Chairman of the World Chemical Engineering Council. Born in Mildura, Australia in 1953, Greg graduated in Chemical Engineering from Melbourne University before joining Shell in 1975. He undertook an MBA at Melbourne University, graduating as the Clemenger Award winner in 1984. Greg initially worked in Shell Australia’s Retail and Manufacturing businesses, prior to a distinguished international career taking him to London, Norway and then The Netherlands, where in 1995, he took up a management position as Vice President responsible for Services, Consulting and Business Development. Later, he became Vice President Manufacturing, Supply and Distribution for Shell Europe, and Executive Vice President Strategy, Portfolio and Environment for Shell’s Oil Products Business. Greg served as President of Shell Global Solutions International BV from 2003 to 2009. He was awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Queens Birthday 2012 Honours list for his service to the profession of Chemical Engineering through senior roles in the petroleum industry, to business and commerce, and to professional organisations.

Lynn Jensz BBus, GradDipAdvTax, CPA
Director

Lynn is currently Principal - Accounting & Business Advisory, Crowe Horwarth. She joined Green Taylor Partners, which is the predecessor of the current Crowe Horwath, in 1991. Over the last 20 years Lynn has gained experience in advising to the SME market on a range of accounting matters and now specialises in Business Services providing advice in Primary Production, Capital Gains Tax, Superannuation and General Taxation Advisory matters. Lynn is a board member of Stawell Regional Health.

Peter Weston LLB, BCom, FAICD
Director

Peter is an experienced company director, currently being a non-executive director of Fulton Hogan Limited and previously an executive director of Shell Australia Limited and its subsidiary companies from 2006-2011. He spent 32 years with the Shell Group of Companies in various legal and commercial roles in both Australia and UK and was General Counsel of Shell Australia from 2002-2011. Peter graduated in Law and Commerce from Melbourne University and initially practiced as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia. He has broad legal and commercial experience and in his spare time enjoys golf, sailing and skiing.

John Hawkins AssocDip.Civil Eng, GradDipMunicipalEng
Director

John is currently Director of Breese Pitt Dixon. His career has been centred on the Land Development Industry in Victoria and Queensland with roles in Alan J Brown & Steven, Consulting Engineers and Surveyors and subsequently as Director of Steven and Hawkins Pty Ltd, Consulting Civil Engineers. John has been actively engaged on various Industry Committees and is passionate that one needs to be involved in the processes that change/shape/affect one’s industry. John has been a successful oarsman representing Queensland and Victoria and has represented Australia on 2 occasions, including a Bronze medal in Amsterdam in 1977. Currently his health focus is open water swimming and he has been a member of the Brighton Icebergers for over 30 years.

Jacqueline Healy BA(Hons), MBA, PhD
Director

Dr Jacqueline Healy has extensive experience in the arts and museum sectors. She is the Senior Curator of the Medical History Museum and Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum, University of Melbourne.  Previously she was Director of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, the public art gallery of the City of Darebin, Melbourne from 2002 -2011. Other positions include Director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin and Director, Public Programs, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. During a career in museum curatorship and management she has been committed to increasing community involvement in museums and creating innovative programs.

Angela Turrell BA DipEd MMkting
Company Secretary

Ange has been a member of the WAMA team since January 2015 and is currently the Marketing Team lead. Ange is a marketing and communications strategist with over 25 years working in the Market Research, Banking, Food Manufacturing (in Australia and Europe) and Advertising sectors. She is currently Director of 2 CHILE, a start-up marketing services company located in the Grampians region. In a volunteer capacity, Ange is on the Project Platypus Board (since August 2015), appointed Deputy Chair in April 2016, and Jallukar Landcare group. Ange is committed to the long term sustainability and economic viability of the Wimmera region. She lives with her partner on a beautiful 40ha block in the Bellellen area, half of which has recently been revegetated.

Glenda Lewin BEd(Early Child)
WAMA Patron
Engagement Team Leader

Having spent 20 years in Europe, Glenda returned to Australia in 2009. Despite her long absence, she has always maintained a passion for the natural history of our ancient land, and from her childhood in Victoria, has maintained a sense of curiosity and respect for the connectedness between art and nature. In 2010, along with local artist Peter Voice, Glenda founded the Grampians Wildlife Arts Society.  Although short-lived, this was the catalyst for the much grander vision of building a national wildlife art museum and botanic landscape that will provide a platform for education, research and learning of Australia’s flora and fauna heritage. The WAMA vision has already generated interest and support worldwide.

Neil Marriott BEd
Site Development Team Leader

Since 1993, Neil is the owner of White Gums Nursery – a wholesale supplier of unusual, rare and new introduction indigenous and non-indigenous Australian native tubestock. In parallel he is a horticultural, botanical and environmental consultant with Dunkeld Pastoral Co. and is Head of Environmental and Horticultural consultancy with White Gums Australia Consultancy, in partnership with his wife, Wendy. He has a wide experience in his field having previously taught geography and environmental education at secondary schools in the Wimmera for 12 years. Neil was the Trust for Nature Wimmera Regional Manager for 18 years, with extensive knowledge of natural history and natural processes of the Wimmera region. He was a member of the Board of Greening Australia, Victoria from 2000-2004. Neil has been involved in several projects including the design and landscaping of native gardens for Seppelts, Great Western, the development and design of the Nature Walk and signage for McDonald Park, Ararat and Native Plant garden species selection for the ‘House Garden’ at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Cranbourne. He has also authored several professional publications and reports including The Grevillea Book, volumes 1-3, 1994 -1995, Kangaroo Press (in association with Peter Olde) and The Right Plant for the Right Place’ - A Revegetation Guide For The Wimmera, 1995, Department of Natural Resources and Environment. In 1997 Neil won The Australian Plants Award - Professional Category in recognition of the promotion of Australian native plants and their cultivation and conservation..

Catherine Franklin-Hensler BAppSc, GradDipFP
Executive Office Operations Manager

Since graduating in Cartography, Catherine has spent more than 25 years abroad, living in no less than nine countries with her family. During this time, Catherine took up appointments, and undertook the requisite learnings, to edit a magazine in Thailand, teach aerobics in both Malaysia and Nigeria, and to manage expatriate advisories in Nigeria, China and Australia. On her return to Australia, Catherine retrained as a financial planner, attaining the globally respected accreditation of Certified Financial Planner®. Catherine was invited to join Sapphire Global as Operations Manager in July 2013. Her key focus within Sapphire Global is her role as Operations Director for the WAMA Foundation. 

 

 

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