• About Southern Queensland NRM

  • About Southern Queensland NRM


Southern Queensland Natural Resource Management Ltd (SQ NRM) has been established in recognition of local knowledge and a commitment to community development through natural resource management.

Our approach involves respecting and including western scientific and Aboriginal traditional knowledge, and assessing the planning and management of our natural resources at a whole-of-catchment level.



Our board

SQ NRM has a skills-based board that is appointed to oversee the strategic delivery of community based natural resource management across the Southern Queensland region.

The Board of Directors consists of an independent Chairperson and six Directors. Three Directors are from the East sub-region and three Directors are from the West sub-region. Directors have a mix of natural resource management and corporate governance skills.


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Meet the Board of Directors

Dr Jim Cavaye

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George Moore

Director Read more

Mark O’Brien

Chair Read more

Karen Riethmuller Tully

Director Read more

Ann Noon

Director Read more

Hugh McMicking

Director Read more


Paul McDonald

Paul has worked extensively across the natural resource management sector. He holds an adjunct associate professorship with the Sunshine Coast University for his work in South East Queensland and the Wide Bay Burnett.

He became a licensed surveyor while working in Roma and Queensland’s south-west and holds post graduate qualifications in information systems and business innovation.

Before joining SQ NRM, Paul was General Manager Business Development for Healthy Land and Water. He has been in senior management roles for almost 30 years.

Paul will be working with all sectors in the region to ensure Southern Queensland NRM delivers for the people and landscapes of Queensland’s Murray Darling basin.

Our Staff

As Southern Queensland NRM grows, you will be able to meet the staff delivering our initiatives here.

Our Partners

We are committed to outstanding governance and delivery through connection with our grassroots NRM community. As our initiatives are established, you will meet some of our partners here.

Our Funding

SQ NRM has applied for funding from the Australian and Queensland Governments.  Subscribe to our news for updates and announcements.


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