Our people

South West NRM has a highly qualified, skilled and experienced team of natural resource management, sustainability, business management, communications and administration professionals. We’re responsive, adaptable and highly committed in our approach to getting the best results for our clients and community. 

We believe that diversity makes us better, whether the diversity of species in an ecosystem or the diversity of knowledge, background and experience within an organisation. We strive to be a culturally safe organisation and are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Senior Leadership Team

Manda Page

Dr Manda Page

Chief Executive Officer

Manda Page has worked at the highest levels of environmental conservation across Western Australia and Queensland during a dedicated career spanning more than 30 years. Prior to taking up her CEO position with us, she spent five years as the Director of Threatened Species Operations at Queensland’s Department of Environment, Science and Innovation. During her career she has held various environment-related, lead roles within WA Government and private conservation agencies over a 10-year period. In addition she has been a Lecturer at the University of Queensland, and an adjunct Associate Professor at both the Murdoch University and University of Southern Queensland, a Churchill Fellow and an extensive publication record including nearly 30 journal articles and contributions to books.

Linda Metz

Linda Metz

Sustainability & Environment Lead

Linda is the organisation’s technical lead, with over 25 years of experience in environmental conservation and sustainability, and a Bachelor of Science in Botany from La Trobe University. An experienced operational, project and team manager working with large
corporates, government and community, Linda has led large-scale ecological restoration programs, including the high-profile 4.5 km Roe 8 corridor rehabilitation project in Perth. Linda is currently the Vice-Chair of the Revegetation Industry Association of WA. 


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.

Sally Wilkinson

Sally Wilkinson

Development Lead

Operations team

Sharon Chapman

Sharon Chapman

Executive Assistant

Peter Clifton

Peter Clifton

Program Manager – Sustainable Agric.

Lorraine Duffy

Lorraine Duffy

Project Manager – Threatened Species

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Derani Sullivan

Project Manager – Environment

Sarah Twigger

Sarah Twigger

Administration Officer


Kristy Hitchens

Manager Community Relations & Communications

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Robyn Nicholas

Program Manager – Environment

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Jaya Vaughan

Threatened Species Project Manager

Ricky Lovegrove

Ricky Lovegrove

Natural Resource Management Trainee

Jane Putland

Jane Putland

Project Officer – Environment



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