Our Board

The Greenfleet Board is composed of leaders from a wide variety of academic, commercial and sustainability backgrounds.

This broad experience helps ensure Greenfleet remains a purpose-driven, sustainable organisation that continues to take effective action on climate change.

Our Board
Gunther Jurkschat Greenfleet Board
Gunter Jurkschat
Chair
Biography

Gunther Jurkschat combines a deep knowledge of the automotive industry with a passionate commitment to practical climate action. 

With a career spanning three decades, Gunther has worked for global corporations in the aviation and resources industries, operated his own small business for almost a decade, and advocated for the automotive industry with the Motor Trades Association Queensland and Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC). 

In his role as General Manager with VACC, Gunther is actively involved in growing the VACC membership base, developing and formulating policies, and overseeing the organisation’s commercial activities.  Gunther holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of NSW, and a Master of Business from University of Queensland. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Gunther is focused on Greenfleet’s ambitious strategic plan, and on sharing how carbon offsetting can address climate change, improve biodiversity and contribute to building better communities, and a better future for all Australians. 

 

Alexis Denby Greenfleet Board
Alexis Denby
Director
Biography

Alexis has been in marketing & sales for over 18 years. Starting her career in sales at Telstra, she has experience in several facets of sales from Outbound Telemarketing to Sales Force Effectiveness. This is where she became a Direct Marketing expert.  

After completing a Master of Business, Alexis joined GE to complete a Commercial Leadership Development program. Over the next two years Alexis lived in New Zealand, India and travelled to various countries whilst enabling the transformation of GE Capital’s digital function. Alexis spent two years helping GE Capital transform its digital customer experience through search, user experience, personalised content strategies and lead generation programs. 

The last four years of her career have been spent at the largest life insurer in Australia, TAL, with a mission to transform the business and modernise marketing functionality and operations. As the GM of Marketing, Alexis and her team manage acquisition and retention across B2B and B2C. She has been a driving force in the digital and automation transformation of the business and driving return on marketing investment. 

Dominique Hes Greenfleet Board
Dominque Hes
Director
Biography

Dominique received a science degree in Botany from Melbourne University and followed this with a Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Cleaner Production) and a Doctorate in Architecture 2005 from RMIT University, Melbourne. 

Her key research questions are: 'why, when we have been 'doing' sustainability for so long, are we having an ever-increasing impact?', 'People create such beauty with music, food, art, buildings and community why is it so difficult to be a thriving part of the earth's systems?' and 'How can the built environment be part of this thriving?' As such she has looked at biomimicry, biophilia, regenerative design, permaculture, regenerative and positive development. This resulted in the publication of the award-winning book 'Designing for Hope: Pathways to Regenerative Sustainability', co-authored with Professor Chrisna du Plessis. Her continued research centres on how to create a built environment that is good for people and nature. 

Jack Holden Board Member
Jack Holden
Director
Biography

Jack is the Sustainability Manager for Fonterra’s APMEA region. Fonterra is a dairy farmer’s co-operative and the world’s largest milk processor. Prior to this, Jack was a sustainability consultant for KPMG and worked with a range of industry and government clients in Australia, NZ and East Asia.  He was also the author of KPMG’s "CEO’s Guide to Carbon in Asia Pacific". 

Previously Jack managed the CarbonTender™ project which established biodiverse carbon sinks for the Victorian Government (a Banksia award finalist in 2006). He first engaged with Greenfleet over a decade ago when procuring carbon offsets for Government fleet emissions

David Lamb Greenfleet Board
David Lamb
Director
Biography

David Lamb worked with Ford Motor Company in Australia and around the world before joining CSIRO.  He was chairman of aXessaustralia projects that resulted in more than $1.5 billion in automotive component export contracts. He was responsible for the CSIRO Low Emission Hybrid car, and the Holden ECOmmodore project between CSIRO and Holden, shown at the 2000 Olympics. 

David and his team won the CSIRO Chairman's Gold Medal for 2000. He led CSIRO's entry into alternative fuels research and energy storage technologies, and he pursues the quest for more efficient fuel use as a member of the Jamison Group and of Greenfleet Australia. 

 

Angela McClowry Greenfleet Board
Angela McClowry
Director
Biography

Angela McClowry is a Research Analyst at Cleanleap, a start-up focused on sharing insights on clean technology solutions such as renewable energy, and waste and water efficiency. Angela has fifteen years' experience in sustainability, environment and corporate responsibility. 

Prior to her role at Cleanleap, she was Sustainability Manager for the Australian Food and Grocery Council, developing and implementing their 10-year industry-wide sustainability strategy. Angela gained forestry experience whilst working for the agribusiness investment company Timbercorp, was an environmental analyst for British Energy in London, and a project manager with the global consulting firm Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in Chicago. 

The Hon Tom Roper Greenfleet Board Member
The Hon. Tom Roper
Director
Biography

The Hon. Tom Roper currently lives in Melbourne after eleven years overseas - Ottawa, London, New York - and has been involved in environmental policy at all levels, locally and internationally.

Since his retirement following 21 years in the Victorian Parliament (Australia), Tom has been an active Board Member of the Washington DC based Climate Institute, Global Urban Development and Greenfleet Australia, an advisor to government, business and NGO's on sustainability issues and an Honorary Life Member of the Metropolis Association. 

He is the Project Director of the Global Sustainable Energy Islands Initiative which provides assistance to Small Island States seeking to introduce renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. Tom is also Chair of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and was appointed to the Board of Renewables SA by the Premier, Mike Rann. 

Philip W Thomas Greenfleet Board
Phil Thomas
Director
Biography

Philip has degree qualifications in Banking and Finance, Accounting, Masters in Commercial Law, and a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice. He has worked in a variety of accounting and financial services firms at the senior level in Australia and Asia, both listed and unlisted. 

Philip has developed a keen interest in the areas of business management and governance. Philip is the Principal of Oakland Group Pty Ltd and is a frequent guest speaker to industry, not-for-profit and Government bodies on developing governance procedures and efficiencies for management and Boards.