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Biosphere Board

Chair - Duncan Malcolm
AM JP

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 Boisdale 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.

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.

John Ginivan

Experienced strategic planner with effective leadership capability, extensive multidisciplinary knowledge, personal integrity and good governance principles developed through a broad public sector career.  He has held executive director positions within the Planning portfolio with accountability for strategic policy, statutory approvals and environmental impact assessment.  He is a keen coastal advocate and was instrumental in the legislative process to establish the inaugural Victorian Coastal Council.  He has played a key role in linking planning and building responses to climate risks and emergency management.  John is a keen photographer with a love of remote places and wildlife.

David Cross

David has a background in documentation and training, running his own small business, and is passionate about the environment. His background includes ten years as Chair of the Frankston Environmental Friends Network and involvement with other volunteer organisations, including current President of Australian Society for Technical Communication and a former member of the Frankston Council’s Environmental Advisory Committee.  He has lived with his family in Frankston for nearly 30 years and was named Frankston’s Citizen of the Year in 2016.

 

Quinn McCormack

Quinn McCormack, a lawyer with extensive experience in private and public practice and as a practise manager.  She is currently the Managing Director of QHM Lawyers, located in Melbourne’s South-East and was elected as a Councillor to Frankston City Council in November 2016.

Quinn has a longstanding exposure and involvement with public boards, with a strong governance and risk management focus.  Quinn has also been employed as a Judge’s Associate and legal education and policy officer, promoting policy positions, as well as providing practical assistance, education and guidance to legal practitioners, government agencies and the community.

In addition to her legal qualifications, Quinn holds an Honours Degree in Science and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  She has served as Chair of the Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve Committee of Management, and on the boards of Peninsula Community Legal Centre, WHISE, Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve Guardians, Friends of Earimil Creek, and Devilbend Foundation to name a few.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Ethics Master of Laws Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors