WAMA ORGANISATION

WAMA ORGANISATION

WAMA ORGANISATION

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

WAMA Organisational Structure
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WAMA PATRON

GLENDA LEWIN
BEd (Early Child)

Glenda has a track record of establishing and supporting successful not-for profit organizations both locally and abroad. Returning from Europe after 20 years, Glenda’s combined passion for education and her home in the Grampians led to relationships with like-minded artists and lovers of the region's unique flora and fauna and the creation of the Grampians Wildlife Arts Society, which Glenda chaired for 3 years. Her involvement in the festival on Australian Botanic and Wildlife Art ignited her vision for WAMA.

GLENDA LEWIN, PATRON

GLENDA LEWIN
BEd (Early Child)

BOARD

GREG LEWIN AM, CHAIRMAN
BE (Chem), MBA, FREng, FIChemE, FIEAust

Greg Lewin AM has had a long and distinguished career both overseas and in Australia. In 2012, he was awarded the Order of Australia for his service to business and commerce, and to professional organisations. In addition to his industry roles, he is currently Chairman of the WAMA Foundation and Chairman of Emerald Experiences. Greg is passionate about making the world a better place for our communities and future generations. His strong belief in the importance of economic growth, education and community spirit shape his leadership of the teams at WAMA, driving projects which aim to promote sustainability and revitalise our connection with nature and the environment.

GREG LEWIN AM, CHAIRMAN

GREG LEWIN AM, CHAIRMAN
BE (Chem), MBA, FREng, FIChemE, FIEAust

LYNN JENSZ, FINANCE DIRECTOR
BBUS, CA, CPA, Grad Dip in Adv Tax

Lynn has over 30 years working in public practice in regional Victoria. Currently Lynn is Senior Partner with Findex, managing two regional Victorian offices. At Board level, Lynn served on the Stawell Regional Health Board for 10 years and chaired the Audit and Risk Committee for 2 of those years. Lynn is currently on the Northern Grampians Shire Council Audit Committee.

Having spent most of her life in Stawell, Lynn sees great potential in the surrounding district to become more economically viable and vibrant. She has been involved in the WAMA project from the initial start-up, in the pursuit to give the region a tourist destination project like no other, appealing to art, nature or science lovers alike.

LYNN JENSZ, FINANCE DIRECTOR

LYNN JENSZ, FINANCE DIRECTOR
BBus, CA, CPA, Grad Dip in Adv Tax

PETER WESTON, DIRECTOR
LLB, BCom, FAICD

Peter is an experienced company director. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Urban Maintenance Systems Pty Ltd and was previously a non-executive director of Fulton Hogan Limited and Fulton Hogan Australia Pty Ltd and an executive director of Shell Australia Limited and its subsidiaries. Peter is a strong supporter of the role WAMA plays in reconnecting people to nature. He is also acutely aware of the need for organisations to be properly governed if they are to have sustained success. Peter is committed to ensuring that the development of WAMA progresses in a sound and responsible way.

PETER WESTON, DIRECTOR

PETER WESTON, DIRECTOR
LLB, BCom, FAICD

JOHN HAWKINS, DIRECTOR
Dip Civil Eng, Dip Municipal Eng

John recently retired with over 45 years experience working in Civil Engineering Consultancies (35 as a Director/Partner) specializing in major land development projects including wetlands and reconstructed brown field sites. John believes WAMA’s flora and fauna strategies will be a great example of rehabilitation of degraded farm and woodlands and the combination of art and nature will offer a truly unique experience to the Grampians.

JOHN HAWKINS, DIRECTOR

JOHN HAWKINS, DIRECTOR
Dip Civil Eng, Dip Municipal Eng

JACQUELINE HEALY, DIRECTOR
BA(Hons), MBA, PhD

Dr Jacqueline Healy, is the Director, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences , University of Melbourne. She was the inaugural Director of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre—the public art gallery of the City of Darebin—from 2002 to 2011. Previous positions include Director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Director, Public Programs, National Gallery of Victoria. Jacky believes WAMA presents an opportunity to raise awareness of our environment through art and science.

JACQUELINE HEALY, DIRECTOR

JACQUELINE HEALY, DIRECTOR
BA(Hons), MBA, PhD

MIKE STEVENS, DIRECTOR
BTech(EcoT), BEnvSc(Hons), Cert IV Bus Mgt

Mike has over 20 years of experience in applied wildlife, conservation, research and land management. Mike is committed to WAMA’s objective to help play a role in preventing the extinction of local Grampians wildlife. He believes WAMA is an innovative way to link art, science and nature to achieve conservation action. Mike brings a sense of urgency and an enthusiastic, can-do approach to the team.

MIKE STEVENS, DIRECTOR

MIKE STEVENS, DIRECTOR
BTech(EcoT), BEnvSc(Hons), Cert IV Bus Mgt

AYESHA BURDETT
PhD (Env Sci), BArts/BScience

Ayesha is a freshwater ecologist and is passionate about connecting people to the natural world. She has been actively involved in museums since 2012, including as the Director of Collections and Research at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and has more than 20 years of experience in scientific research and project management. She is excited that WAMA will be introducing our visitors to some of the wonders of nature through art exhibitions and education programs.

AYESHA BURDETT

AYESHA BURDETT
PhD (Env Sci), BArts/BScience

ANGE TURRELL, MARKETING
BArts, Dip Ed, MMkting

Ange has over 30 years of senior experience in Australia and Europe in insights, marketing and advertising, most recently as Senior Manager Innovation for Europe and Australia with General Mills International. Currently Ange runs her own marketing consultancy, 2 CHILE, in Western Victoria, passionately focussed on bringing economic and environmental development into the region. Her expertise and experience in this area plays a valuable role in the formation and delivery of the WAMA project.

ANGE TURRELL, COMPANY SECRETARY

ANGE TURRELL, COMPANY SECRETARY
BArts, Dip Ed, MMkting

TEAM LEADERS

CHRISTINA MANOLAS, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
BBus (Mrktg, Comms), Dip Ap Arts (Vis Merch)

Christina is an experienced marketing and communications professional with a background in professional services industries such as power technology and remote workforce accommodation. Growing up in the Grampians region, she has in recent years returned home to bring up her young family in a more peaceful and natural environment. Christina believes its important to engage our younger generations in nature and understand the world around them and is passionate that WAMA’s unique concept will provide a destination where people can reconnect with nature.

CHRISTINA MANOLAS, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

CHRISTINA MANOLAS, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
BBus (Mrktg, Comms), Dip Ap Arts (Vis Merch)

TBC ANTHEA NICHOLS, EDUCATION
BSc MASTS PhD

Dr Anthea Nicholls has a background in both clinical chemistry and science/maths education. She has worked in curriculum development and project management and has experience in small business, as a founding director of Catnip Australia Pty Ltd. Before retirement Anthea spent a decade in a remote Indigenous community in Arnhemland, where she worked first as a teacher and later as a researcher, mentor and project coordinator. Her PhD thesis explored the role of technology in a remote community.

TBC ANTHEA NICHOLS, EDUCATION

TBC ANTHEA NICHOLS, EDUCATION
BSc MASTS PhD

NEIL MARRIOTT, SITE ENVIRONMENT
BEd

Neil has a distinguished background in horticultural, botanical and environmental consulting, specialising in Australian native flora. He has consulted to Dunkeld Pastoral Co. and the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Cranbourne, was Regional Manager for Trust for Nature Wimmera for 18 years and on the Greening Australia Board, Victoria from 2000-2004. Neil has authored several publications and is currently Head of White Gums Australia, Nursery and Environmental Consulting in partnership with his wife, Wendy herself an expert in native flora.

NEIL MARRIOTT, SITE ENVIRONMENT

NEIL MARRIOTT, SITE ENVIRONMENT
BEd

CATHERINE FRANKLIN HENSLER, EXECUTIVE OFFICE MELBOURNE
B App Sc, Grad Dip FP, Grad Cert Arts

With a formal background in applied sciences and finance, and more than a passing interest in the world of arts and crafts, Catherine has found her perfect role supporting WAMA’s team leaders, so they can concentrate on what they do best. Catherine loves that her role necessitates regular visits to the Grampians.

CATHERINE FRANKLIN HENSLER, EXECUTIVE OFFICE MELBOURNE

CATHERINE FRANKLIN HENSLER, EXECUTIVE OFFICE MELBOURNE
B App Sc, Grad Dip FP, Grad Cert Arts

GLENDA LEWIN, ENGAGEMENT TEAM
BEd (Early Child)

Glenda has a track record of establishing and supporting successful not-for profit organizations both locally and abroad. Returning from Europe after 20 years, Glenda’s combined passion for education and her home in the Grampians led to relationships with like-minded artists and lovers of the region's unique flora and fauna and the creation of the Grampians Wildlife Arts Society, which Glenda chaired for 3 years. Her involvement in the festival on Australian Botanic and Wildlife Art ignited her vision for WAMA.

GLENDA LEWIN, ENGAGEMENT TEAM

GLENDA LEWIN, ENGAGEMENT TEAM
BEd (Early Child)

DAVID PRATT, SITE MANAGER
BMgt, MEng Sc, MBA, Dip Fin Mgt, Dip OHS, Dip Security and Risk Mgt, Dip Res Mgt, Dip Event Mgt

David has extensive project and contract management experience, most recently working on a large Public Private Partnership project in the Wimmera region of Victoria. Prior to this, he was an officer in the Australian Army where he was allocated to the Royal Australian Armoured Corps serving in most parts of Australia and overseas. David currently operates an Alpaca and Miniature Donkey farm and provides an Alpaca husbandry service across Victoria, NSW and SA. David values WAMA as a project that will help drive economic development to the region showcasing the regions natural assets. Being community minded, he believes WAMA attracts a diverse range of highly skilled, motivated people all committed to bringing the WAMA project to life.

DAVID PRATT, SITE MANAGER

DAVID PRATT, 
SITE MANAGER
BMgt, MEng Sc, MBA, Dip Fin Mgt, Dip OHS, Dip Security and Risk Mgt, Dip Res Mgt, Dip Event Mgt

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Acknowledgement of country

WAMA is honoured to be able to do what we love within an ancient, diverse and unique cultural landscape that we call home. A landscape created by the great creator Bunjil, crafted by the many rich creative beings and forces, and cared for by the First Nations’ peoples. We acknowledge and respect their enduring knowledge, wisdom, leadership and friendship and their Elders past, present and future.