South West NRM is growing!

It’s critical that we address the threats of climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation by 2030.

To achieve this we’re scaling up our work with industry, government, community and landholders to meet the challenge of our lifetimes.

We’ve been around for over 20 years and in that time, we’ve planted over 1.5 million seedlings, rehabilitated thousands of hectares of degraded land, supported sustainable farmers and protected iconic threatened species. We’ve built networks, delivered innovative projects, and connected with our wider community.

Now, we urgently need to do more so we’re growing our team of highly qualified, skilled and experienced Natural Resource Management, sustainability, business management, communications and administration professionals.

Let us introduce you to our two new team members.

Jason Cleasby

Commercial & Finance Manager

Jason leads the Commercial and Finance functions of the organisation with over 17 years of industry experience with listed companies, not-for-profit organisations, and local government. Jason has considerable external and internal reporting experience and has provided project selection, contract support and reporting on a wide range of commercial projects. Jason also brings valuable contract and procurement experience for goods & services and grants.

Kristy Hitchens

Community Relations & Communications Manager

Kristy has most recently been working for the Shire of Dardanup where she has gained extensive experience in managing stakeholder relationships and communications. Through her career she has been a journalist and worked in PR. She has a Certificate in Measurement & Evaluation of Communications from the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate Public Policy Analysis through the University of Canberra. Kristy is also the founder and chair of her own successful NFP venture.

You can read more about the rest of our passionate and committed team on this page of our website: 

As well as continuing the vital work we’ve been dedicated to for decades, with our growing team, we’re looking to the future.

We’re advancing climate-smart technologies and practices, nature-based solutions and emerging environmental markets. We’re supporting landholders and businesses to make real changes that benefit us all. We’re following the lead of our First Nations partners, listening and learning from the region’s Traditional Owners.

We’ll continue to make a difference with the support of our 11 Association Members, environmental organisations each invested in the protection, rehabilitation and sustainable use of natural resources in the South West.

We’re excited to bring you along on this journey with us!