Nick Heath, Chair

Nick Heath was appointed General Manager of the Hobart City Council in November 2008. Prior to that, Nick was the Deputy General Manager, Director Strategy and Governance at the Hobart City Council, responsible for the Council’s legal, economic development, strategic planning, risk management and continuous improvement portfolios. Nick is a qualified lawyer and has had 30 years experience working in local government. Nick is past Chairman of the National Local Government Drug and Alcohol Advisory Committee and is a former director on the Tasplan Superannuation Scheme Board of trustees. Nick is a past President of the Risk Management Institute of Australasia (RMIA), Tasmanian Chapter and a past Chairman of the Hutchins School Board of Management.

Charles Livesey

Charles Livesey is an Environmental Scientist with over 20 years experience working in the environment sector with a focus on environmental compliance and risk management, strategy development, Environmental Impact Assessment and infrastructure development approvals. Over the past 8 years Charles has worked in the ports and maritime sector and is currently the Head of Environment and Sustainability for the Tasmanian Ports Corporation. During this time he was also Chair of the Ports Australia Planning and Environment Group.

Todd Milne

Todd has been Nyrstar group’s Global Head of Environment since 2020. He has over 20 years’ experience in environmental, sustainability and health and safety fields. Prior to Nyrstar, Todd gained broad experience through a range of roles taking in: environmental economics; policy and regulation; management systems and quality; and technical advisory services. He has worked in regulation and capacity-building roles within a number of jurisdictions and levels of government in Australia and previously operated an environment, engineering and sustainability consultancy focussed on urban water management. Todd is passionate about driving advancement of ESG goals in all his endeavours.

Gary Arnold

Gary Arnold has been General Manager, Kingborough Council since February 2014, a Fellow of Local Government Professionals Tasmania and State President since October 2016 and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also has qualifications including an MBA and a Master of Arts in Town Planning.

Greg Davoren

Gregory Davoren gained a Commerce Degree in Accounting at the University of Tasmania as well as qualified in Computing. He is a member of the Local Government Professionals and has been awarded a Fellow Membership of CPA Australia. His current roles include the Deputy General Manager of Brighton Council and CEO of the Brighton Industrial Housing Commission. As well as a board member of the Derwent Estuary Program he is also an Executive Director and CFO of Microwise Australia Pty Ltd and CouncilWise Pty Ltd and Executive Director of the Brighton Industrial Housing Commission. As a keen sailor and surfer, much of his free time revolves in and around the Derwent Estuary.

Catriona Macleod

Assoc Prof Catriona Macleod is a senior scientist with more than 20 years’ experience in environmental and natural resource management and science to support sustainable development, particularly as this relates to spatial planning and multiple use management in marine and coastal ecosystems. Her advice is frequently sought on marine and coastal environmental issues, both within Australia and overseas. She has a keen interest in science communication and how to use science most effectively to inform and improve decision making. She is currently head of the Ecology & Biodiversity Centre at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.