John Ramsay AM

John qualified as a lawyer after studying at the University of Tasmania. He spent 23 years as a Tasmanian Departmental Secretary, in the Justice, Environment and Land Management, Primary Industries, Water and Environment and Health and Human Services Departments. He worked as a consultant in the areas of health services, environment and natural resources after resigning from the Tasmanian public sector in 2005.

His previous appointments include Chair of the Land Use Planning Review Panel, and Chair of the Board of the Environment Protection Authority and Chair of the Board of the Forest Practices Authority.

Ann Cunningham

Ann holds a law degree with honours from the University of Tasmania, has practised as a barrister and solicitor and has worked as an accredited mediator and arbitrator.

Ann is an experienced non-executive director and is the current Chair of the Property Agents Board and a Member of the Theatre Royal Management Board. Ann is a former Senior Member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Presiding Member of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal, now incorporated in the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Ann is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former State Divisional Councillor of the Institute.

Roger Howlett

Roger Howlett has over 40 years experience in local government planning in New South Wales, Tasmania and the United Kingdom. From 1979 to 1993 he was the Planner/Director of Planning and Development for the Clarence City Council, and then General Manager of that Council until retirement in 2003.

Roger has extensive experience in strategic land use planning and catchment management. He is a member of the Resource and Planning Stream of Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and a Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Eamonn Tiernan

Eamonn Tiernan has been TasWater’s Department Manager Development Services since December 2013. He has responsibility for TasWater’s assessment, compliance, customer connections and asset information activities as they relate to provision of water and sewerage services for new developments.

Eamonn has experience in utility management and infrastructure development, gained over twenty years across a range of corporate services and business performance roles in the Tasmanian water industry. He holds accounting qualifications from the University of Tasmania and Deakin University and is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Nick Heath

Nick Heath

Nick is a qualified lawyer and was the General Manager of the City of Hobart for twelve and a half years until 2021.  Nick was responsible for overseeing the process for developing the City’s Vision leading to the Council adopting a 10 Year strategic plan and a strong community accountability structure. .

The period during which Nick was General Manager saw a period of tremendous growth in the City. Nick was actively involved in representing the Council’s position during the redevelopment of the Myer Centre in the CBD as well as the extensions to the Argyle Street Car Park, the redevelopment of the Wellington Centre and managing the move of the University of Tasmania to the city centre. The City response to this growth resulted in improvements to the public domain and associated infrastructure, including pedestrian bridges and improved cycling facilities.

Nick is a Life Member of the Local Government Association of Tasmania, is presently Chair of the Derwent Estuary Program was inaugural President of the Tasmanian Branch of the Risk Management Institute of Australia. He is actively involved on a steering committee looking at establishing a men’s shed in Hobart.

Max Kitchell

Max has an agricultural science degree from Melbourne University and has had a career in natural resource management that spanned 35 years working in Tasmania, Victoria and the Commonwealth. During that time he was the Director of the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, a Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage and the Chief Executive of the National Oceans Office.

Since leaving permanent employment he has been Chair of NRM South, Chair of NRM Regions Australia and a Greening Australia board member. He is currently a member of the Resource and Planning Stream of Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Chair of the International Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna and a director of Accounting for Nature Ltd.

Pam Allan

Pam Allan chairs NRM North and is Independent Chair of the Adoption and Innovation Hub for Drought Resilience: Tasmania. She is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania. She is the past Independent Chair of the Southern Regional Planning Panel (responsible for statutory planning determination across southern NSW) and a former NSW Environment Minister. She is a member of the Northern Tasmanian Development Corporation (NTDC) Circular Economy Working Group and a member of the Tasmanian Ministerial Waste Advisory Group.

Pam has extensive governance experience in the public and commercial (ASX) sectors and has worked directly with community groups, with industry and with local government.

Brett Stewart

Brett Stewart

Brett Stewart is the Deputy Secretary of the Resources, Strategy & Policy Group within Department of State Growth.

Brett has over twenty-three years' experience in regulatory, public policy, strategic leadership and senior executive positions within various state government agencies and portfolios. These have encompassed responsibility for statutory regulation, innovative policy and strategy development, complex program design and driving key regional projects within the environmental, mining and resources sectors.

Brett has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geography and Environmental studies and, through various environmental, economic and community initiatives, has contributed significantly to the growth and prosperity within both the private and public sectors of Tasmanian business and industry.

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