Our Staff

Rosanna Coombes

Chief Executive Officer

Rosanna is MBA qualified and has more than 26 years’ experience as a senior administrator and leader in both the private and public sectors in Australia and the  United States. Rosanna has worked in Reno, Nevada as CEO of the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency, a regional government organisation chartered to work with local governments and a range of stakeholders to plan and manage land use, natural resources and infrastructure provision in a coordinated fashion. In the late 1980s and        1990s, Rosanna worked in Tasmania in various roles in agriculture and natural resource management.

Fiona_GeorgeSFiona George

Corporate Services Manager

Fiona is responsible for NRM North’s financial management and reporting, contract management, legal compliance and human resources. Fiona has a background in public accounting and is an MYOB certified consultant.



 Andrew_BaldwinSAndrew Baldwin

Strategic Programs Manager

Andrew facilitates the collection and distribution of knowledge and data. This includes the co-ordination, collection, interpretation and use of scientific information at a regional and sub-regional level, and the identification of knowledge gaps and research needs for the region.



Adrian James

Land Program Manager & Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

Adrian works with agricultural researchers, advisors, groups and individual farmers to transfer the best agricultural science into productivity and sustainability improvements for the region’s farms. He also manages NRM North's Land Program, which includes setting targets, planning, budgeting and reporting. Adrian holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Management and has 12 years' experience in agricultural extension and project management.


Kate Thorn

Kate Thorn

Biodiversity Program Manager

Kate works with public and private land managers as well as community groups to ensure protection of our unique and diverse flora and fauna and coastal environments.  Projects include supporting landholders to revegetate their properties and protect existing native habitat, through to collaborating with government agencies and other stakeholders to implement recovery actions for threatened species and ecological communities, and to plan for the impacts of climate change on our biodiversity.


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Sarah Presnell

ExecutiveAssistant/ Finance Coordinator

Provides support to the CEO and Corporate Services Manager.


Denise_ColvinSDenise Colvin

Administration Coordinator

Denise has been with NRM North for 15 years since its inception and was involved many years prior in the broader community sector and Landcare network, in the lead-up to regional NRM. She is the front-line first point of contact for NRM North and manages the office, providing administrative and logistic support for the team. Denise brings a diverse range of professional skills and experience to this position, with various qualifications in administration, facilitation and technical fields.

Jesse Webster

Catchment Coordinator

Jesse works with all stakeholders in Tasmania’s northern NRM region to help manage threats to water quality and ecological health that are linked to stormwater pollution. In this role, Jesse provides technical advice and support to partners of the Northern Tasmanian Stormwater Program and helps to facilitate implementation of Water Sensitive Urban Design and improved sediment and erosion control practices at the regional and municipal level.


 Peter HeadingPeter Heading

Agricultural Project Officer

With a focus on sustainable land management practices, Peter works with landholders from various farming regions within northern Tasmania.  His primary role is to provide landholders with the necessary skills and knowledge through workshops, field days and on-ground trial work to assist in building on their farm management practices. Originally from a farming background in Queensland, Peter has lived and worked in northern Tasmania for 35 years. He was previously employed with Serve-Ag, a Tasmanian based agribusiness for four years implementing a similar sustainable farm management project.

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Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers (TEER) Scientific and Technical Coordintator

Toni is NRM North’s Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers (TEER) Program Scientific and Technical Coordinator. Toni has worked with NRM North monitoring and assessing the region's rivers and wetlands for more than 10 years. Through biological, riparian and water quality assessments, data analysis has provided an improved understanding of the character of the region's rivers and wetlands. Prior to working with NRM North, Toni worked with Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Victoria, in GIS and Natural Resource Management, and Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment Tasmania.

 Shane WestleyShane Westley

Regional Cat Management Coordinator 

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Communications Coordinator

Lauren BirdLauren Bird

Biodiversity Coordinator

Darcy LeongDr Darcie Leong

TEER Project Officer

Andrew EastonAndrew Easton

Catchment Coordinator

Derek HamerDr Derek Hamer

Biodiversity Coordinator




Jo Fearman SmallDr Jo Fearman

Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers (TEER) Program Manager

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