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STAFF

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CHRIS O'CALLAGHAN

EXECUTIVE OFFICER (ACTING)

Chris started with the Liebe Group in December 2006 as the Research & Development Co-ordinator and progressed to the Executive Officer position in 2009, before stepping down in 2014. Chris has now returned to the role as Executive Officer role for 2023. Chris graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2006 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Business from UWA. 

chris@liebegroup.org.au

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DANIELLE

HIPWELL

ADMINISTRATION & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (ON MATERNITY LEAVE)

Danielle joined the Liebe Group in August 2017. Originally from Dalwallinu, she moved to the Sunshine Coast QLD in 2006. After getting married, her and her husband decided it was time to come back to Dalwallinu. Danielle is excited to work with members of the Liebe Group and learn more about agriculture in the local region.

admin@liebegroup.org.au

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DAENIA
DUNDON

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR

Daenia grew up in Perth and studied Zoology and Conservation Biology at the University of Western Australia. Since then, she has worked in the Mining sector as an environmental scientist for the past 5 years. She recently moved to the area and is very excited to increase her knowledge of agricultural practices.

research@liebegroup.org.au

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AENEVA
POULISH

PROJECT OFFICER

Aeneva joined the Liebe Group in December 2022 as an Administration Assistant. Originally from Gnowangerup, Aeneva moved to Perth where she studied a Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Science at Murdoch University. She has recently moved to the area to be with her partner. Aeneva is passionate about improving physical health and mental wellbeing of those in regional communities and is looking forward to learning more about the agriculture sector.

office@liebegroup.org.au

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SOPHIE 

CARLSHAUSEN

FINANCE MANAGER

Sophie manages the finances for the group, having stepped down from the Executive Officer’s role in October 2009 to start a family. Sophie grew up on a station in the Murchison and completed a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations at Edith Cowan University in 2004. After completing her degree, Sophie worked at an advertising agency in Perth for nearly two years.

sophie@liebegroup.org.au

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LIZZIE
KING

PROJECT OFFICER

Lizzie moved to Australia from the UK in 2007 and lives on the family farm in Bunjil with her husband and three kids. Studying Geography at university and always having an interest in natural environment, Lizzie has worked in landcare and natural resource management for the past 15 years including working as a Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator at the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC).

Lizzie is really excited to have joined the Liebe team and for the new challenges that this role will bring.

projects@liebegroup.org.au 

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LISA-MAY
SHAW

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT 

Lisa-May joined the Liebe Group in December 2020 as an Administration Assistant. Originally from Newman, Lisa-May moved to Perth where she worked in mining for 8 years. She has recently moved to the area to be with her partner who has come back to his family farm in 2019. She is looking forward to working with the Liebe Group to grow her knowledge of agriculture as well as becoming part of a small-town community again.

lisa-may@liebegroup.org.au

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REBECCA 

WALLIS

DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT OFFICER (ON MATERNITY LEAVE)

Rebecca joined the Liebe Group in March 2017 in the role of Development and Support Officer. Although not from a farming background, Rebecca has developed a passion for, and a wealth of experiences in, working in the agricultural industry across WA. Rebecca graduated with 1st class honours in Animal Science at the University of Western Australia in 2010 and has since worked in a range of roles with the Grower Group Alliance, the Department of Agriculture and Food, CSBP and now in her own consulting business (in project management, facilitation, stakeholder engagement and extension).

rebeccawallis01@gmail.com

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DR. MICHAEL

ROBERTSON

LIEBE GROUP PATRON

Dr Michael Robertson is the Deputy and Science Director of CSIRO Agriculture and the inaugural Liebe Group Patron since April 2017. Based in Perth, his research background is in crop agronomy and simulation modelling, where his work has aimed to analyse and understand broadacre farming systems to inform better management regimes for economic, environmental and social outcomes. The connection between the Liebe Group and Dr Robertson will assist the group in furthering the facilitation of ongoing Participatory Action Research (PAR), between growers and researchers, and will aim to strengthen the relationship between Liebe and CSIRO.

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CURRENTLY RECRUITING

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH & EXTENSION OFFICER

Please contact the Liebe Group office if you are interested in this position or wish to know more information

(08) 9661 1907

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