Our People


Eco-Markets Australia is governed by an independent, skills-based board of directors.

Jo Sheppard, Chair, Eco-Markets Australia
Jo SheppardChair
Libby DummettDirector
Wilfred FinnDirector
Matt HealyDirector
Vanessa SullivanDirector


Overseen by the Board, the Secretariat carries out operational activities in relation to the administration of Standards, the Registry, and day-to-day organisational activities.

Louise Venz, Executive Officer, Eco-Markets Australia
Louise VenzExecutive Officer

Technical Advisory Committee

The Board and the Secretariat are supported on technical aspects of Standards and Methodologies by a Technical Advisory Committee, which ensures a high level of integrity in environmental market processes.

Bob Speirs, Technical Advisory Committee, Eco-Markets Australia
Bob SpiersCommittee Chair
Jane Waterhouse, Technical Advisory Committee, Eco-Markets Australia
Jane WaterhouseCommittee Member
Robert O'Sullivan, Technical Advisory Committee, Eco-Markets Australia
Robert O'SullivanCommittee Member

Foundation Members

Natural Resource Management organisations Terrain NRM and NQ Dry Tropics, along with project developer GreenCollar, and the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science are foundation members of Eco-Markets Australia. Their corporate knowledge has assisted us with a smooth transition from start-up to fully operational environmental markets administrator.

Ordinary Members

Membership to Eco-Markets Australia is open to organisations and agencies that endorse the objectives of Eco Markets Australia. Interested in becoming a member? Contact us