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Our Board

  • Debra Rule
    Chairperson

    Debra has extensive experience as a strategic information and change management specialist. She is the Chair of an NSX listed public company, the former Chair of two not for profits and has significant experience in board development, corporate governance, strategic planning and supporting organisations to enhance business performance. Debra is passionate about the natural environment, loves planting trees and has a small landholding in West Pingelly.

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  • Chris Wyhoon
    Deputy Chairperson

    Chris is a Bakers Hill-based farmer and well-known agricultural advocate and rural educator, with a long-held passion for sustainable land management. A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and with a significant agribusiness management education including an MBA (Sustainable Business), Chris is deeply committed to ensuring Wheatbelt NRM remains an empowering conduit for environmental leadership, land resource sustainability and community inspiration.

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  • Chris Marris
    Director

    Chris is an aging young farmer, certified practising marketer and cycling tragic. He has a passion for the land he farms with his wife and three boys in Quellington, enjoys sharing his local and international marketing and communication management experience through his teaching at Curtin University, and loves contributing to the local community. Chris aims to help WNRM engage, connect and work with the communities we all love, adding to a healthy and vibrant Wheatbelt for the future.

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  • Jan Trenorden
    Director

    Jan is passionate about the wheatbelt where she is a partner in a broadacre family farm in the Shire of Wyalkatchem. She coordinates a mentoring program True Blue Dreaming where local students with university mentors share experiences in the natural landscape. Jan believes immediate actions are needed for the prevention and control of salinity.  Finding solutions to surface erosion are also needed as healthy soils are a huge part in the future of agriculture lands in the wheatbelt.

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  • Richard Devlin
    Director

    Richard has significant national and international Agribusiness skills and experience, enjoying outdoor pursuits has made him acutely aware of the needs in the Wheatbelt environment.

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  • Sarah Hyde
    Director

    Sarah grew up on a mixed farm, former agronomist and now the Executive Officer of Facey Group, based in Wickepin. Her key interests are to ensure that farmers locally and around the world have access to the latest information to best enhance skills, knowledge and on farm sustainability and profitability. Sarah is actively involved in her local community and sits on Shire Council. Sarah’s aim for WNRM is increased levels of engagement and raised awareness of the local natural resources.

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  • Bruce Storer
    Director

    Bruce has planned, managed and co-ordinated the planting of over a hundred thousand plants in the Wheatbelt and is an active peer mentor. Bruce and his family are farmers who are committed to sustainable agriculture. They run a mixed farming enterprise which includes cropping, livestock and agroforestry. Bruce has a passion for Natural Resource Management and the preservation of our diverse and unique ecology within a prosperous agricultural community.

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