Shayne manages a pilot project of the Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy for the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. During the past year, Shayne has been actively engaging with landowners and stakeholders at Pearsondale and along the Moe River Flats raising awareness and developing plans for changed practice. Prior to this role, Shayne was the Industry Development Officer for the VegNET Gippsland project delivered by Food and Fibre Gippsland for Hort Innovation.
With depth and breadth of experience in education, training, human resources, and business development, Shayne has worked in consulting practice and substantive roles for all levels of government, not-for-profit organisations, private enterprise and multinational companies. In 2012, Shayne shifted her focus to food and fibre production and processing following her return to her birthplace, Gippsland.
Development, learning and work are Shayne’s abiding professional interests. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, floating around the Gippsland Lakes with her partner on an old houseboat, and travel. Shayne has one son who works in digital marketing.