Meet our staff

Elyse Riethmuller

Chief Executive Officer

I’m inspired on a daily basis by the truly amazing things we achieve through working together and the positive difference that makes to our families and our region.

Daniel Boshoff

Adoption Manager

I enjoy working with a team of like-minded individuals that collectively make a positive change to the environment and the lives of all the people of central Queensland. I aim to continue building on the successes that FBA has achieved in the last two decades.

Pam Jeffery

Corporate Services Manager

At the end of the day I just love the people I work with and the challenges and learnings I gain along the way – they’ve all helped shape who I am today.

Rebecca French

Partnerships and Strategy Manager

More than anything I enjoy working with others to make a difference. Influencing positive outcomes for people and building goodwill and reputation is what I’m all about!

Ben Reimers

Business Systems Leader

An organisation, like the environment, is made up of interacting systems. Understanding those systems, and developing them to be more robust and resilient, is where I thrive.

Daniel Rea

Partnerships Leader

A team is always greater than the sum of its parts. My passion is bringing the right players together, at the right time and place, to kick goals for our environment and for our future.

Katrina Lapthorn

Finance Leader

I love working at FBA because it has afforded me the opportunity to be in a team that is fighting for a sustainable future. Providing all team members with financial assistance to help them reach their project goals gives me great satisfaction.

Reece Brooks

Agriculture Leader

Having grown up in the grazing industry, I enjoy helping landholders improve their business and restore their land through best practice, and help them increase their production and profits.

Shannon van Nunen

Environment Leader

I approach NRM like I approach life… it’s a marathon, not a sprint… you can’t accomplish without help from others… every problem is an opportunity… think big picture!

Andrew Broman

Waterway Management Officer

My passion for restoring waterways, building structures, and planting to assist in erosion control comes from seeing the difference our work makes in all aspects of the environment. I enjoy being outdoors, growing things from seed and helping with wildlife conservation but most of all I like the challenges that nature throws at us and being able to adapt and learn from them.

Annie May

Acting Land Management Coordinator

I enjoy being involved in a community and contributing to regional areas, I believe people are the greatest asset to creating a sustainable future.

Bethlea Bell

Science Communication Officer

I love working with people on projects that enhance our natural assets… I have a particular soft spot for our amphibian friends so am known as ‘the frog lady’ in some circles!

Braden Mitchell

Waterway Management Coordinator

I studied Freshwater Biology and Management and love everything to do with the quality of our water in the environment and doing what has to be done to ensure we have sustainable, healthy water supplies into the future.

Cameron Mulville

Project Officer (Environment)

Working with a unique team of people who are all committed to achieving goals that really benefit all Central Queensland communities is amazing, and being part of that team that enables and supports positive change across so many CQ landscapes is what it is all about!

Gloria Malone

Indigenous Engagement Coordinator

I have a wealth of experience working in, Federal, State and Territory Governments, mainly within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs portfolio. I am passionate about building lasting relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. I hope to build the Cultural Competency and bring everyone along for the journey making this a truly shared experience.

 

Grace Davies

Business Support Officer

I enjoy working for such a passionate organisation that shares my own personal values and beliefs, of a more environmentally sustainable future.

Hannah Kaluzynski

Environmental Accounts Coordinator

Listening to peoples’ life stories and experiences just fascinates me, and I’m a big believer in working with local people to tackle our environmental challenges – it’s the best way to build a sustainable future.

Jodee Forbes

Project Officer (Environment)

Johanna Ramsey

Brand and Marketing Coordinator

Working each day with a team of passionate people to safeguard our region’s special places and unique species is a dream come true!

Kate Woolley

Land Management Officer

Central QLD is the place I’ve lived longest and I love our slice of paradise. Learning and passing knowledge onto others, and working in agriculture are my passions.

Lochlan Jepson

Land Management Officer

I’ve worked on my family’s, and my extended family’s properties for years and love hands on pasture management, rural operations and vegetation management. Giving back to the community gives me a real sense of satisfaction especially when it increases sustainability.

Louise Williams

Business Support Officer

I come from a rural background and enjoy working for an organisation that believes in a sustainable future.  I enjoy helping people make a difference and look forward to contributing to that at FBA.

Mac Hansler

Environment Coordinator

I am passionate about preserving the natural world to the best of my ability. I think with everything in life there exists a happy medium for all interested parties. Easy to say, difficult to practice, but well worth the effort.

Mark Schultz

Project Officer (Environment)

I am passionate about conceiving, developing and conducting a diverse range of environmental investigations designed to improve environmental outcomes.

Peter Smith

Senior GIS Officer

In a nutshell, I do maps and love providing GIS support to assist others with their work. I’ve been involved with things geospatial for more than 35 years and I’m still learning!

Richa Neupane

Engagement and Impact Officer

As a researcher, I enjoy interacting with people to facilitate environmental and socioeconomic changes to create resilient ecosystems. I love being a part of the enthusiastic FBA team and contributing towards a better regional future.

Rachel McGhee

Communications Officer

I love living, working and exploring in central Queensland and am proud to be using my skills as a writer to help create and promote a sustainable future for our beautiful region.

Sheree Johnston

Land Management Officer

My passion is helping landholders manage natural resources sustainably while running a profitable business. Using my Business and Natural Resource Management background, I enjoy assisting land managers to achieve their goals while striving for a sustainable future in agriculture.

Sophie Wilkins

Land Management Officer

I believe education is the key to conservation. Having a keen interest in both agriculture and the environment, I love sharing my knowledge with people in our community to improve the profitability of their businesses while also making our region more sustainable and resilient for future generations.

Summer Collins

Business Support Officer

I am proud to be a part of Fitzroy Basin Association because I believe in a sustainable future and every day FBA is one step closer to achieving that!

 

Tayla Hill

Communications Officer

I have always had a love for all things outdoors. Whether it’s ocean, land, creeks or rivers you’ll find me out exploring the best of it. To use my skills to help create a sustainable future for our environment where we will be able to continue to enjoy natures beauties is a dream come true!

Vicki Horstman

Ag Services Coordinator

I love my family, horses and camping… almost as much as I love working with local groups and producers to achieve Sustainable Ag in our big and beautiful region (just don’t tell the family!).

Leigh Stitz

Fitzroy Partnership for River Health - Executive Officer

Together we are providing a more complete picture of river health. The commitment of our partners, our passionate team and vision for the future is what inspires and motivates me.

Eva Duerkop

Fitzroy Partnership for River Health - Science Project Officer

The vast landscape of central Queensland is a significant contrast to the environment I grew up with in Europe. I enjoy exploring the Fitzroy region and am passionate about monitoring and improving regional waterways and ecosystems towards a more sustainable future.

Myfina Healy

Fitzroy Partnership for River Health - Project Officer

Sustainability is all about systems thinking and pushing boundaries. That sounds like an oxymoron, but what it means for me in my work at FBA is to make interconnections between people and the environment, and to think big!

Martin Grieve

Engineer (Contractor)

I have a passion for stream bank rehabilitation and revegetation engineering/management. I like to collaborate with people to make a difference for the environment. I look forward to applying my skills and expanding my knowledge while building strong relationships with landowners across central Queensland to support productive, healthy landscapes.

Michelle Black

Graphic Designer (Contractor)

I thrive on visually communicating messages about healthy ecosystems, biodiversity protection and sustainable land management and knowing my work is helping make a difference.