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The RBMS committee is a volunteer group established to serve the integrated catchment management industry. Committee positions are appointed for 12 month cycles commencing at the start of the RBMS financial year. Please contact any of the committee members if you have any questions or comments about the RBMS.


 Alison Miller

Alison Miller – President

Alison is an Environmental Engineer working with Water Technology’s Catchments and Floodplains team, specialising in hydrologic, hydraulic and waterway management investigations. She is passionate about using her skills for positive environmental outcomes, with key interests in environmental flow delivery and ecohydraulics.


Myles Coker – Vice President

Myles is an Environmental Engineer working in GHD’s Water Resources group and has stormwater, waterways and catchment management experience in Australia and Peru. With a strong interest in economics, he also enjoys developing skills from his combined degree in Commerce and applying them to urban water management.


Jacqui Lloyd – Secretary

Jacqui is a fan of rivers, floodplains, mountains and estuaries. Not so much the coast but only because she can’t surf. Jacqui has worked in both government and consulting, in the areas of flood modelling, design and construction management of WSUD assets, and more recently modelling environmental flows north of the Divide. Jacqui holds a double degree in environmental engineering and geography. She also hiked from Upper Howqua camp site to Mt Speculation via Mt Buggery with a broken 5th metatarsal.


Josh Hale – Treasurer

Josh completed a PhD in 2011 based at the University of Melbourne (Zoology) and Museum Victoria investigating the impact of urban development on southeast Australian frog species, including the endangered Growling Grass Frog. He then worked at Museum Victoria, where he designed and implemented numerous monitoring programs, including an investigation of the impact of the Black Saturday bushfires on the frogs in the Kinglake region. He now works at Jacobs (SKM) as an Aquatic Ecologist.


Mark Stacey – Immediate Past President

Mark is an environmental scientist at Alluvium Consulting. He is passionate about environmental sustainability, the health of our aquatic environments and the balanced use of our water resources. His work focuses on the protection and rehabilitation of river and wetland systems, through application of his skills in environmental water, geomorphology, geospatial science, hydrology and project management.


Misko Ivezich – Committee member

Misko is an environmental engineer who works to improve the health of rivers and streams across Australia. Misko has worked in river management for Alluvium Consulting in both their Melbourne and Brisbane offices.


Keiran Crocker – Committee member

Keiran is a Civil Engineer, with post graduate qualifications in engineering management and water engineering with 38 years-experience in the Water industry within the Victorian public sector. He worked for Melbourne Water for over 20 years and has a wide network within the industry.
His key skills, capabilities and attributes cover; River Health and urban drainage, Asset and risk management, Approvals Management and Engagement, Team and project management, Problem solving and Writing. Recent roles have focused on engagement with an emphasis on building partnerships with key agencies in order to enhance liveability outcomes on land that Melbourne Water owns, manages or influences.
Keiran has significant experience in approvals and engagement having for over 8 years been the Approvals Manager in Capital Delivery Alliances and then filling other senior engagement roles.

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 Apanie Wood – Committee member

Apanie has worked in waterway and wetland research and management for 10 years. In her current role within the Waterway Asset Management team at Melbourne Water, she develops programs to guide investment in riparian vegetation and wetland ecosystems.
Previous to Melbourne Water, Apanie’s roles at SEQ Catchments involved initiation and management of waterways projects in Brisbane, and working across rural South East Queensland with landholders and community groups to improve management of agricultural landscapes.
As a researcher at TropWater (James Cook University) and the University of Queensland, Apanie was involved in assessments of waterway health in north Queensland rivers; tidal wetland condition assessments; and working with Traditional Owners to manage tidal wetlands across the Pacific Region.
Apanie is currently completing her final year subjects within a Masters of Environmental Science and Management at the University of New England.


Matt Curtis – Committee member

Matthew Curtis is a Water Engineer with experience in the planning, design and construction of surface water systems and associated environmental management. His design experience encompasses the prioritisation, design and approvals phases of projects. He has also supervised the construction of many water infrastructure projects including water storages, creek rehabilitation projects, natural channel design, fish passage and weirs, and Water Sensitive Urban Design systems.


Ben Pearson – Committee Member

Ben is an experienced geomorphologist, environmental consultant and advisor, with 15 years of industry experience. He holds a Ph.D. in sedimentary and vegetative controls of channel stability and a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Geomorphology from James Cook University. In his current role, Ben manages the Land and Water Management group at Hydrobiology, focusing on fluvial and coastal geomorphology, water quality, sediment transport processes and impact assessments. Ben’s consulting experience has included work throughout Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Oceania, Africa, South America, South-East Asia, and the Indian Sub-Continent. His key skills include fluvial and coastal geomorphology, tracing catchment sediments, GIS-based catchment assessments, environmental hydrology, sediment and water quality assessment, and interaction between geomorphology, habitat, and environmental flows.


Penelope Rogers – Committee member

Penny is an Environmental Engineer working within Melbourne Water’s Catchment Asset Management Group. She has particular experience in waterway engineering design, geomorphology and environmental risk assessment having worked in Australia, the Middle East and California. A career highlight so far has been developing the design and supervising the construction for the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project: a multi-phase ecosystem restoration project that encompasses 7.7 miles of stream restoration and multiple in-stream habitat structures.


 Lisa Duncan – Committee member

Lisa is an environmental consultant at Jacobs based in Tatura, Victoria. She works on a broad range of projects including environmental flows studies, ecological risk assessments, conceptualisations of groundwater dependent ecosystems and spatial projects. Lisa has previously worked as a project officer at the Goulburn Broken CMA in the environmental water team and in the Sustainable Irrigation team. Lisa has a double degree in environmental engineering and environmental science, and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Catchment and Waterway Management. Lisa has also worked at Melbourne Water and the Victorian Environmental Water Holder. In her spare time Lisa likes to spend as much time on Victoria’s waterways as possible, her favourite spots for kayaking and rafting are the Snowy, Wonnangatta and Goulburn Rivers.


 Kathryn Russell – Committee member

Kathy is a geomorphologist and environmental engineer with over 8 years’ experience as a consultant in the water and environment field, currently with Streamology. In conjunction with consulting Kathy is in her final year of completing her PhD focused on urban streams and the role of changes to sediment supply.


Bec Schwarzman – Committee member

Bec is a geographer and environmental scientist working as a consultant at RMCG in Melbourne. She has a strong understanding of the biophysical aspects of river management, as well as the social and development issues surrounding large-scale water projects and rural water management. Bec’s current area of work in water management includes salinity management, irrigation industry perspectives and water market trends.


Yi-Ming Ma – Committee member

Yi is a Policy Officer within the Environmental Water team at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). Having completed a Bachelor of Commerce/Science from Monash University, he wants to facilitate the integration between on-ground project delivery and effective reporting and communication. In his current role, he has enjoyed working on projects relating to groundwater-dependent ecosystems, drought refuges and the implementation of waterway policies.


Brad Clingin – Committee member

Brad has an Engineering degree in Mechatronics with a Master’s degree in Integrated Water Management. With an extensive background in the automotive industry, Brad moved to a regional Victorian Water Corporation five years ago to take up a role in the water sector and look to pursue his interest in community and environmental sustainability.

Brad completed his thesis on Integrated Catchment Management in the Gellibrand River Catchment located in the Otway region of SW Victoria, assessing nutrient sources from land use activities.

Brad is passionate about his local community and is involved with the local EstuaryWatch group in the Warrnambool region, as well as a number of other volunteer community organisations.