Greenlink operations and strategy are overseen by a Committee of Management who are responsible for all aspects of the nursery and all our volunteers.
Our committee members have a broad range of experience, skills and interests which attracted them to volunteer for Greenlink.
Our committee members are:
Robert Jones - President
Robert joined Greenlink in 2013 as a volunteer and became a committee member in 2015, Then became President in 2016
After retiring from a working life in International Trade in late 2012, Robert wanted to spend some of his spare time to make a contribution and a difference to the local neighbourhood. Having spent many years growing up in the Dandenongs with a large garden he always enjoyed gardening and growing plants. In mid 2013, Robert came across Greenlink one day on a walk along the Bushy Creek trail and enquired if they were in need of any new volunteers. The answer was yes, so the next day he started and has been basically volunteering at Greenlink, two mornings a week ever since.
Emi Luppino - Vice President
Emi joined Greenlink in 2015 as a volunteer and become a committee member that same year. Emi then became Vice-President in 2017.
Emi has extensive experience in project management and corporate administration skills and was asked to assist Greenlink with the release of their new Nursery Management System back in 2015. Her love for helping in the community and volunteering in various Non for Profit Organisations has seen her continue the work and volunteering for Greenlink, along with a handful of other community groups.
Chris Almond - Secretary
Chris joined Greenlink in 2019 as a volunteer and become a committee member in 2021.
Chris has had a career as a Packaging Scientist with companies including Kraft Foods and Cadbury after completing a Biochemistry degree. He has always had a love for gardening and has been a keen bush walker over the years. Greenlink has been the perfect opportunity to broaden knowledge of native plants and actively contribute to the growth of indigenous flora and habitats for local fauna. As well as meeting a great bunch of people and having a lot of fun!
Trevor Eddy – Treasurer/Public Officer
Trevor started out as a consultant for Greenlink in 2012, having been asked to "check things out". He became a volunteer early 2013, joined the committee in 2013 and became Treasurer in 2014.
Trevor is involved in most aspects of the nursery such as maintenance, finances, contracts, tenders, infrastructure and “future proofing”. He has a strong background in Governance, Strategic Planning, Regulatory requirements and enjoys getting the best deal. He values every Customer and enjoys working across the broader Whitehorse Community.
Karin Godfrey - Committee Member
Karin joined Greenlink in 2011 as a volunteer and become a committee member in 2016.
Since she was a teenager, Karin has volunteered with an organisation that grows indigenous plants for farms Victoria wide. She has decades of expertise, developing methods for successful germination and propagation of indigenous species.
Jenny McCausland - Committee Member
Jenny joined Greenlink in 2019 as a volunteer and become a committee member in 2021.
Jenny's interest in bushwalking was the driving force for joining Greenlink, as she wished to put back in the environment. Jennys was introduced to bushland restoration through volunteering at Burke Road Billabong.
Philip Russell - Committee Member
Philip joined Greenlink in 2021 as a volunteer and become a committee member in 2022.
Philip joined Greenlink as one way he could help promote more indigenous flora around our City of Whitehorse, and around Melbourne. Philip sees indigenous flora as a great way to enhance and preserve the natural environment, rebuild biodiversity in our suburbs and help mitigate the effects of climate change.
Andrew Hardie - Committee Member
Andrew joined Greenlink in late 2020 as a volunteer and become a committee member in 2022.
Andrew has had a long interest in indigenous plants, and signed up to build on this and gain experience while completing a post-graduate qualification in horticulture, after deciding it was time for a change after a career in information management and mapping. As an enthusiastic explorer of green spaces both in and around Melbourne, and now a qualified horticulturalist, he's keen to continue to see indigenous plants thrive in our remnants, become commonplace in our parks and backyards, and support biodiversity around us.