The essence of Healthy Land and Water is its people. We are a passionate team of leaders, scientists and engineers dedicated to improving and protecting South East Queensland’s environment.

Board of Directors

Stephen Robertson


Stephen Robertson is a consulting expert in environmental sustainability and natural resource management and was named inaugural chairman of Healthy Land and Water in 2016. Previous to joining Healthy Land and Water, Stephen was a state government minister for 13 years and was responsible for portfolios including energy, water, natural resources, mines, trade health and emergency services.

Stephen is highly regarded for his insight and for his ability to identify emerging challenges and develop strategies to effectively deal with them. He is passionate about community engagement and collaboration and is dedicated to finding science-based solutions to environmental issues affecting South East Queensland and beyond.

Other roles:

  • Chairman of NRM Regions Queensland
  • Non-executive Director of Greening Australia

Victor Attwood

Deputy Chairman

Victor Attwood is an experienced environmental advocate with decades of experience in local government management. Victor served Ipswich City Council for 16 years including 12 years as Deputy Mayor, and chaired council’s City Management and Finance Committee. He also has decades of experience serving community groups and was president of West Moreton Migrant Resource Service Inc for 20 years.

Victor was a strong voice in council for the proactive management of environmental issues, and a loud advocate for Traditional Owners and the protection of sites of Indigenous significance. He is passionate about his applying experience in local government and ensuring Healthy Land and Water responds effectively to environmental issues affecting the community.

Other roles:

  • West Moreton Oxley Medicare Local board member
  • Ipswich Mayor’s Community Trust board member

Mayor Karen Williams


Karen Williams is an experienced leader and manager and currently the Mayor of Redland City Council. After managing several successful small businesses, Karen was first elected to council in 2004 and took over the mayoral role in 2012. She is dedicated to helping Redland City become a hub for job creation and economic development and prides herself on her strong work ethic, caring nature and focus on the community.

Karen is passionate about applying her small business and local government experience to her role at Healthy Land and Water is focused on improving service delivery, finding cost savings and improving operational efficiencies.

Cameron Jackson


Cameron Jackson is an environmental scientist with extensive experience in the water management industry and a passion for biodiversity conservation. In addition to his board role at Healthy Land and Water, Cameron is the lead environmental strategist for Queensland Urban Utilities where he provides advice on water, environment and natural resource management policy.

Cameron has been instrumental in the development and implementation of innovative green infrastructure solutions for the water utility sector in South East Queensland. Having joined the board in 2018, Cameron is passionate about applying his expertise as Healthy Land and Water works to improve the health of South East Queensland’s waterways.

Margie Milgate


Margie Milgate is an experienced agriculture consultant and is passionate about empowering the community to improve and protect South East Queensland’s environment. In addition to her board role at Healthy Land and Water, Margie is the chairman of the South East Queensland Catchments Members Association (SEQCMA), an alliance between community, government and industry groups focused on finding solutions to environmental issues affecting the region.

Margie holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management and is a keen participant in many community and industry groups. She is passionate about collaboration and bringing different organisations together for the benefit of the environment and present and future generations of people.

Nikki Poteri-Collie


Nikki Poteri-Collie is a senior leader with more than 25 years’ experience building the strategic and financial success of organisations across the water, energy, mining and industrial sectors. With a diverse background gained in large corporations and government agencies, Nikki brings extensive experience across commercial and financial management, strategy and business planning as well as marketing and business development. In addition to her board role at Healthy Land and Water, Nikki is General Manager Finance, Strategy and Growth, Asset Services with Downer EDI Limited. Prior to joining Downer, Nikki held executive roles with Seqwater and Thiess.

With a passion for the environment and the health of Australia’s precious waterways, Nikki is driven to apply her experience and skills to ensure the enduring success of Healthy Land and Water so that it continues to deliver for future generations.

Partha Susarla


Partha Susarla is a qualified civil environmental engineer with almost 30 years of experience in catchment management, water services management, water infrastructure planning, financial management and project delivery. Partha is currently the Strategic Planning Manager at Unitywater, where he is responsible for planning the organisation’s total water cycle, treatment services, regional operations and capital investment programs.

In addition to his roles at Healthy Land and Water and Unitywater, Partha is a board member of SEQ Catchments Members Association and a QLD state committee member for the Australian Water Association. Partha is passionate about ensuring Healthy Land and Water is at the cutting edge of waterway management in South East Queensland.

Executive Team
Environmental Offsets Team
Natural Asset Management and Protection Team
Capacity Building and Knowledge Brokering Team
Science, Innovation and Monitoring Team

Get in touch

Healthy Land and Water is dedicated to the care of our unique and beautiful land, waterways and biodiversity.

  • Address: Level 19, 160 Ann Street Brisbane QLD 4000
  • PO Box: 13204, George Street Brisbane QLD 4003
  • Phone: (07) 3177 9100
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