Katrina has re-joined the Liebe Group team after two years away, stepping into the Executive Officer role to help guide the group, in line with its strategic objectives and values. Katrina moved to Dalwallinu in early 2015 and has recently completed her degree in Business (Management and Marketing). After taking some time to travel and work in Perth, she moved back to Dalwallinu to work in the local agricultural industry at Elders Scholz Rural. Now moving just next door, Katrina is excited to build her leadership experience within the group and work alongside the passionate Liebe members.
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ADMINISTRATION & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
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.
Lisa-May joined the Liebe Group in December 2020 as Administration Assistant. Originally from Newman Lisa-May moved to Perth where she worked in Mining for 8 years. She has moved to the area to be with her partner who came 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.
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.
DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT OFFICER
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).
PROJECT & SUPPORT OFFICER
Chris’s current role with the group is Projects and Support Officer, which involves assisting staff with project management and providing guidance on R&D, group governance and processes. Chris first 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 from that role in 2014. 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 is also the current co-ordinator of the Midlands Biosecurity Group.
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.