NASAA Board is made up of five Directors
The board is collectively responsible for promoting the success of the Company by directing and supervising the Company's affairs.
- provides entrepreneurial leadership of the Company within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed
- sets the Company's strategic aims
- ensures that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for the Company to meet its objectives
- reviews management performance
- sets the Company's values and standards
- ensures that its obligations to its stakeholders and others are understood and met.
Jan has had a long involvement with NASAA having served on the NASAA Board from 1995 to 2005, 3 years as Treasurer then 7 years as Chair. In that time Jan instigated the change of NASAA from state representation to a member organisation to enable members to have direct input into the direction of NASAA.
Glenn is the founder and director of GRS Communications, a boutique public relations and marketing communications agency operating from Melbourne since 2002.
Phil has developed a small but diverse mixed horticulture family business in West Gippsland, Victoria, since 1980, based on permaculture principles, specialising in fresh Rubus berries and on-farm processing, and with Organic Certification since 1988. Phil also has longstanding active participation in the development of organic agriculture certification Standards, serving as NASAA’s Certification Review Committee Chair for 14 years, and on the Board of NASAA and NCO.
Laurie Galpin is a positive, energetic person. People matter to Laurie; he takes an interest in what they do, how they run their businesses and their perspective on life. Laurie also has a great interest in agriculture and the country.
Laurie has a rich and varied life experience which enables him to relate to people from many different backgrounds. Taking a practical and commonsense approach to the needs of his clients, he has a natural ability to break down complex matters, identifying and communicating the important issues.
Since establishing the "Galpins" Stirling office in 2002, Laurie has developed a broad local client base, providing support and advice to clients in the areas of horticulture, building and other trades, professionals, farming, information technology and a range of other small business enterprises.
Laurie holds a BA in Accountancy from UniSA, is a Registered Tax Agent and Fellow of the CPA
Having a keen interest in Asian culture, Laurie is a black belt in two traditional forms of karate. He is actively involved in his community and is a familiar sight in the business district of Stirling, where he regularly sees clients and friends on his daily walks.