2016 Councillor - Noosa Shire Council (current)
2014- Lecturer - Physical Geography, Regional Planning and Sustainability,
2016 University of Sunshine Coast
2014 Senior Officer - Dept of Agriculture Fisheries and
Forestry. Review governance and operations or Reef Extension Strategy
2012- Senior Officer. Dept State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
2014 SEQ North - Economic Development
2010- Director- Sunshine Coast Regional Services, Dept Employment,
2012 Economic Development & Innovation ,SEQ Regional Food Program,
Economic Development - tourism, cleantech industries, manufacturing
2004- Principal Catchment Ecologist. Dept Primary Industries & Fisheries,
2010 led Multi-disciplinary sustainable production team, coordinated science
partnerships, integrated policy, planning. research & extension.
2003- Principal Planning & Policy Officer, Dept Natural Resources & Mines
2004 Catchment & Regional Planning Team, state land planning, Great Barrier
Reef zoning, land use planning and environmental legislation review.
2000- Senior Natural Resource Management Officer - DNRM
2004 Led team covering land, water and catchment management &
regulation, land resource assessment & river rehabilitation.
1998- Coordinator - Mary Integrated Catchment Management - DNRM
2000 Coordinated working groups implementing catchment strategy, riparian
zone research & grant projects & convene mayors & researcher forums.
1991- Principal Planning Officer - Cooloola Shire Council (commencing as
1998 planning officer). Team leader planning section, supervised development
of new Planning Scheme, devised & coordinated conservation strategy.
1988- Councillor - Noosa Shire Council, Environment Portfolio, Planning and
1991 Development Committee, initiated Landcare program & gazettal of
new environmental parks.
Recognition of Achievements
2012 Designed and led the implementation of the FarmFLOW projects initially
piloted in the Pumicestone & later expanded to the Sunshine coast that won
the SEQ Healthy Waterways Rural & Agricultural Award.
2011 Led the Queensland Wetland Program's agricultural projects that
received an award for Excellence in Research, Innovation, Education
& Policy from the Stormwater Industry Association of Qld, for the
development and extension of a training package involving stormwater
modelling and treatment for rural industries.
2004 The Mary River Catchment Coordination Association won the National
Rivercare Award for the implementation of the Mary River Rehabilitation
Plan after receiving the Qld Rivercare Award in 2002.. This plan was
devised and initially championed by Brian Stockwell from 1999-2002.
1999 As Catchment Coordinator facilitated the rapid implementation of a
number of Catchment Strategy priorities that led to the Mary River
Catchment Coordination Association winning the Queensland Rivercare
Devised and led the implementation of the Cooloola Conservation
Strategy which resulted in Cooloola Shire Council winning:
1997 Queensland Arbor Day Award for Local Government
1996 Queensland Planning Institute Award for Excellence in Planning
1995 Queensland Landcare Award for Local Government
1991 Initiated and led the Noosa Council's Landcare Program which received
the National Landcare Award for Local Government after winning the
1990 Queensland Landcare Award for Local Government