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Anna-Marie Penna

Anna-Marie is the current Vice President of the Weeds Society of Western Australia (WSWA). In a professional context Anna-Marie has nearly 20 years experience working for environmental consultancies, Government Agencies, Local Government Authorities and Non-Government Organisations. During this time she has been responsible for overseeing the delivery of a wide range of environmental projects, and involvement with diverse stakeholder liaison for delivery of environmental programs.

Anna-Marie is currently working as a Senior Environmental Advisor on a large greenfields mining development project in the Pilbara of Western Australia for the project’s Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management (EPCM) company. In this role she manages the EPCM’s project’s environment and other approvals and associated implementation activities, which includes weed management aspects for the project. She has previously worked as a Senior Weed Scientist undertaking project management and provision of technical advice for a number of weed management and hygiene, weed surveillance and weed control programs throughout the Pilbara region in Western Australia for a range of resource sector companies and project sites.

Anna-Marie has always had a particular interest and involvement in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of terrestrial weed management programs, including experience in both field and program management roles. This has also extended to Western Australian wetlands and waterways and associated weed management. Her experience has also included undertaking weed and botanical surveys; bushland condition assessments; weed control implementation, monitoring and evaluation; environmental management planning including weed management and Phytophthora dieback management plans; as well as strategy development and reviews, and the development and implementation of revegetation and rehabilitation plans and programs. Anna-Marie also has experience in environmental approvals and licensing, environmental policy and law, and diverse stakeholder (Government, Industry and Community) consultation. Past environmental activities have also included extensive involvement in the community-based conservation sector as a volunteer for ‘Friends of’ groups and community-based volunteer groups such as the Environmental Weeds Action Network (EWAN) and the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (WA).

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