Our Committee

Riverina Highlands Landcare Network – Executive Members 2016-17


Paul Roche

Paul , his wife Lauren, and their 3 children live and work on their family property producing fat lambs and trade cattle. Paul is passionate about sustainable farming practices that will improve productivity and also protect native vegetation for generations to come.

Deputy Chair

Nick Austin

Nick, together with his wife Deanna and two children manage their family’s 1400ha beef cattle farm on the Murrumbidgee River at Mundarlo.  They believe the decisions made within their business must lead them not only toward their financial goals but also toward the goals they have for the community and landscape around them.

Secretary Jess Campbell
Jess together with her husband Michael and two children run a beef cattle operation in the Yaven Creek area. They have a passion for sustainable farming centering around family, environment and community.
Treasurer Cameron Ellison

Cameron, is our newest Executive member.  He is a secondary teacher at McAuley Catholic Central School and also leases a property where he runs a beef cattle operation.

Public Officer

Cherie White
Cherie and her family run a hobby farm on the outskirts of Tumut.
Andrew Purcell
Andrew is a fourth generation beef cattle farmer at Brungle Creek. A recent graduate of a Bachelor of Agriculture, he has returned home to run the farm with his parents and wife Rachel.

Nathan Ferguson

Nathan is based in Tumut, where he and his family have resided since 2007. Nathan is co-founder of and agronomist with Graminus Consulting and has been providing advice to the agricultural sector since 1996. Nathan is passionate about agriculture and joined the committee to provide assistance to the agricultural community to improve the productivity and sustainability of the Riverina Highlands agricultural landscape.