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Biosphere Board

Chair - Duncan Malcolm

Duncan is a director with 30 years’ experience on a range of boards, predominately in the public sector.  He is a former Chair and Deputy Chair of the Rural Water Commission/Corporation of Victoria, a former Commissioner with East Gippsland Shire Council, a former Chair of the Gippsland Coastal Board and the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.  Other roles include; former national Chair of the Irrigation Association of Australia Ltd., former Chair of The Australian Irrigation Council, Member and Chair of The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council and several other former board memberships including East Gippsland Water and Gippsland Water.
Current roles include; Director of Gippsland Medicare Local, Trustee of the Australian Landscape Trust, Trustee of the McPherson Smith Rural Fund and Chair of the Gippsland Vehicle Collection.  Duncan is a long-time resident of Biosdale in Victoria, where he has an irrigation property on which he previously dairy farmed and grew vegetables.
He was made a Member of The Order of Australia in 2007, had been an Honorary Justice of the Peace since 1984 and is an Honorary Fellow at Monash University.

Rod Anderson
BSc (Hons)

Rod Anderson is an Environmental Planner and Policy Analyst. He is a Senior Victorian Public Servant with experience in coastal planning, forest biodiversity, climate change adaptation and carbon policy and regional program delivery.

Jo McCoy
BSc, Dip Ed., M Env Sci

Jo is a former secondary school teacher who taught Geography, Biology and Environmental Science in Melbourne and country Victoria for many years. She then moved to DSE and spent more than a decade as a senior public servant working in conservation and natural resource management policy as well as business management roles. While there, she worked with the Phillip Island Nature Park Board in the early 2000s, was the Project Director for the Land and Biodiversity White Paper from 2007-2009 and the Manager of the Victorian Landcare program from 2010-2011.  Jo's family owns a property at Flinders to which she loves to escape at every opportunity. Now semi-retired, Jo volunteers as a guide at Melbourne Zoo and is the area coordinator for the Welcome Dinner Project in Melbourne's east.

Neil Rankine
B Sc (Hons), Dip Ed.

Neil Rankine is a councillor for the Bass Coast Shire. He has a strong interest in trying to preserve the diminishing natural values that make the shire and the broader Biosphere region such a special place to live and visit. Neil believes we all lose if we allow these values to be taken away from future generations for the lack of a vision, or for short term gain.

David Young
Dip. Farm Management

David Young is Cardinia Shire Council’s representative on the Biosphere Board. Currently farming at Officer South, his interests include sustainable agriculture and wildlife habitat conservation. Some committees he has been involved with include Cardinia Creek Environment Working Group, Yakkerboo and Cardinia’s Environment Management Strategy. He enjoys serving the interests of the Biosphere community and region.