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Our life members are industry icons who have made significant contributions over many years to Greening Australia. Our Life Membership Award, acknowledges these special people and their impressive efforts in helping to achieve our vision of healthy, productive landscapes where people and nature thrive.

New life members are nominated each year by current and past members, and contributors of Greening Australia.

 

Our 2017 Life Member

Cameron Schuster

Few people, if any, would have served in as many capacities as Cameron during his ten year history with Greening Australia. In each of these roles, Cameron has displayed commitment, competence and a genuine willingness – even in trying circumstances – to move the organisation forward. This included playing a key role in Greening Australia’s transition from a state-based entity to a national one, during which time he helped to champion for a united organisation.

One of Cameron’s roles was as a Board Member of West Australia, during which time he helped to lift the organisation to one of its strongest position ever and assisted with the acquisition of Nindethana Seed Inc. He was also instrumental in overseeing the acquisition of Canopy and the establishment of the Biodiverse Carbon Conservation (BCC) joint venture, which gave Greening Australia a strong voice and direction in the carbon space.

Other positions Cameron has held at Greening Australia, often in a volunteer capacity, have included being a Treasurer and Chair of the Western Australia Finance Committee, Chair of Nindethana, GAL FRAC Member and Executive Chair Enterprise Division.

 

All Life Members

Ross Tinson

Sarah Hnatiuk

Jamie Bayly-Stark

John Haydon

Pat McCrossin

Robin Smith

Ross Tinson

Paul Dann

Brian Cumberland OAM

Peter King

Kevin Jaeschke

Margaret Wilksch OAM

Pauline Frost

Michael Willson AM KSJ

Rhys Walker

Ron Dodds

John Landy AC CVO MBE

Michael Gorton AM

James McKnoulty

Peter Johnston

Ian Taylor

Ngiretta Brennan AM

Mark Seeliger

Maureen See

Bruce Winfield

Geoff Handbury AO

Helen Bates

Lyn Gerdes

Barbara Gilfedder

David Cameron

Jenny Purdie

Mireille Santoni

Dorothy Redreau

John & Karen Collett

Dr David Bennett

Fraser Vickery AM

Geoff Richards

Mike Clark