Management Committee


Dr Kim Barnes

  • PhD
  • Teacher and academic background in the school and university education systems.
  • Extensive experience in sustainability and environmental education

Deputy Chair

Paul O’Hare

  • Honours degree in Agricultural Science
  • Founding and life member of Noosa and District Landcare Group
  • Over 40 years’ experience working as a horticulturist with commercial industries in the Noosa district.
  • Life member of the Australian Macadamia Society
  • Chair of the Macadamia Conservation Trust


Michael Shave

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Bachelor of Arts (History)
  • Extensive experience in financial and business consulting and local government executive positions


Geoff Black

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
  • Graduate Diploma in Development Studies
  • Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • Extensive background in land and community development and natural resource management

Committee Member

Wade Holmes

  • 30 years Geotechnician (Soil Tester)
  • Owner/Manager Australian Soil Investigations
  • Land for Wildlife member and passionate about preserving and protecting Nature.

Committee Member

Brian Moore

  • 20-year Noosa hinterland landowner
  • Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance)
  • 30 years in Executive Search across Asia Pacific
  • Strong advocate for protecting Noosa Shire’s unique natural environment.

Committee Member

Dr Ann Peterson

  • PhD, Master Urban & Regional Planning, Bachelor Human Movement Studies, Dip Ed, BA (hons)
  • Academic (hon) (University of Qld) and Teacher (Australia and Zimbabwe)
  • Environmental Consultant (UN – Papua New Guinea, Aust & Qld governments & others)
  • Owner/manager Wong’ai Nature Refuge
  • Involvement in conservation since beach mining began on Noosa North Shore in the 1960s

Committee Member

Beth Crawter

  • B.Arts – Drama, Journalism, Ancient History
  • Grad. Dip. Lib. Sci.
  • Team Leader, Research and Academic liaison, USC Librarian – Clayfield College, TAFE, UQ, ANU
  • Moreton Island Protection Committee 1980 – 2002, Interest in flora, fauna, history and landscapes of Southeast Queensland

Committee Member

Richard Barnes

  • MA in Engineering and Business Studies
  • Extensive corporate financial experience
  • Sustainable beef farmer at “Bellbird Homestead”
  • Life member of Noosa and District Landcare Group.

Committee Member

Phillip Moran

  • Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • Extensive management experience
  • Extensive natural resource management background
  • Broad representation on industry boards: Local, State, Federal
  • Wide range of Community support programs
  • Owns Burrawingee Nature Refuge