Landcare NSW has a team of dedicated, skilled and passionate staff members that undertake the work required to support community Landcare in NSW

Turlough Guerin


Chief Executive Officer

Turlough is governance and science-trained and has held senior sustainability and stakeholder interface roles in technology, energy, and resources companies. His focus has been in service delivery on major infrastructure projects in the clean energy, communications technology and construction sectors having worked for Shell, Telstra, and First Solar.

Turlough has also held Board roles in for-purpose and community organisations including with the Ag Institute of Australia, community radio, as well as community energy generation.

Phone: (02) 8339 4816

(Located in the Greater Sydney region)



Executive Coordinator

Marni’s role is to provide executive coordination services to the Chair, CEO, Executive Committee, and senior staff to assist them in delivering internal operational and governance requirements.

Marni has varied experience ranging from Private and Public sector including Television Broadcasting, Logistics, Transport for NSW to NFP organisations, with a key focus on Stakeholder Engagement and Communications.

She has specific training in IAP2 – Stakeholder Engagement Design, certificate in Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP); Coaching training.

Marni grew up in Far North QLD on a self sustained property, but now prefers cooler climates like Snowy Mountains and New Zealand. She is very passionate about our environment, resource preservation and animal protection.

(Part time)

Phone: (02) 8339 4816

(Located in the Greater Sydney region)

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Manager, Communications & Governance

Jodie works to deliver effective communication and best practice governance across the organisation, to its members and other key stakeholders.

Jodie works closely with the entire Landcare NSW team and Chair to support the provision of strong member services and the valuable work of the volunteer Board of Directors and State Advisory Council. Jodie has extensive experience working with not-for-profits in the natural resource managment and public health sectors. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, majoring in Communications and Finance.

Phone: (02) 8339 4816

Katie Caldwell


Project Manager

Katie’s role as Project Manager is to deliver multiple projects that increase partnerships and build on the achievements of Landcare across NSW. She come to Landcare NSW after previously working as a Local Landcare Coordinator for the Murrumbidgee Inc and before that as a Project Officer for Holbrook Landcare where she assisted in developing the Murray/Riverina Ecological Fire Recovery Strategy.

She aims to utilise her experience of delivering Landcare led projects at the ground level to help guide her in her project management role at Landcare NSW.

Phone: (02) 8339 4816

(Located in the South East region)

Jasmin Rea


Finance Officer

Jasmin holds a Master Degree in commerce majoring in professional accounting with CPA. Her role is to support the finance team in Landcare NSW and provide accurate quantitative information on financial position while ensuring compliant with all tax regulations. She is responsible for managing all accounting transactions, handling monthly, quarterly and annual closings, and ensures the quality and accuracy of the finance records.

Jasmin is extremely passionate about personal development and she calls herself “learning junkie” especially in conscious parenting. She has certificates in life coaching specialised in Mindset & Self Love as well as in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Part time (Monday to Wednesday)

Phone: (02) 8339 4816

(Located in the Greater Sydney region)

Peter Taylor


NSW Landcare Program –  Program Manager

Working alongside the Local Land Services Landcare Program Team, and other Project Program Partners (host organisations), Peter is responsible for delivering the NSW Landcare Program.

Peter is a program manager with over 25 years experience in environmental consulting, during which he has delivered multidisciplinary projects for a wide variety of both public and private sector clients.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental Science and is an accredited project manager via the Project Management Institute.

Phone: (02) 8339 4816

(Located in the Greater Sydney region)

Craig Little


NSW Landcare Program – Aboriginal Engagement Manager

Craig’s role is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships, processes, and protocols that lead to increasing engagement between Aboriginal people, Landcare groups, networks and coordinators. The role will provide support and advice to Landcare NSW in developing mutually beneficial engagement and strengthened relations between Traditional Owners, Aboriginal organisations and Landcare at local, regional and state levels across NSW whilst recognising the extensive relationships that already exist in local and regional contexts.

Craig is a Githabul man from the Border Ranges area and has a connection to Yaegl in the Clarence River area. He has worked for Clarence Valley Council, TAFE NSW and Namatjira Haven Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre in Alstonville. He has connections with most communities from Coffs Harbour to the Border Ranges and is active in the Yaegl Elders group that meet with schools for advice and help run social events for his community.

(Located in the North Coast region)


NSW Landcare Program – Regional Community of Practice Coordinator

Melanie’s role as the Regional Community of Practice Coordinator (RCoPC) plays a critical role in the Program, and is responsible for the delivery of the Regional Landcare Coordinator program deliverables ensuring the development in capacity and resources of Landcare Networks and Groups in NSW. The RCoPC plays a role as a conduit between Regional Landcare Groups and Landcare NSW.

Melanie has extensive experience in community and environmental resource management and education, with an ability to bring a diverse range of stakeholers and community members together for the benefit of the environment. Melanie has worked with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Department of Education and both government and non-government sector.

Phone: (02) 8339 4816

(Located in the North Coast region)

Terry Harkness


NSW Landcare Program – Business Partner Leader

Terry’s role is to build capacity within the NSW Landcare Program through governance, financial management, human resources and operations.

Terry comes from a manufacturing background having worked in Financial and Management accounting roles. Terry transitioned into the green waste recycling industry as Operations Manager and later Quality, Safety & Environment manager and more recently as Project Manager/Accountant with Soils for Life, a national Not for Profit in regenerative agriculture.

Terry has volunteered in many community organisations in treasurer roles for P&C committee’s, Landcare Illawarra and Shoalhaven Repower.

Phone: (02) 8339 4816

(Located in the South East region)

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