Our Directors


Our Directors

Wendi Avery


Our energetic Chair has loved being in the bush all her life, having grown up holidaying in the mallee of Yorke Peninsula. She spent a valuable period working in natural resource management in the Mid North, getting to know farmers and NRM workers in the region while running a small-holding of beef and vines near Auburn. Her organising skills were honed as a manager of community health teams in the mid-North and she is also currently actively involved with her local environmental and sustainability groups around Willunga.

Michael Phillips


Michael has a 35-year management career in Corporate Operations and Human Resources. He is currently working in the vocational educational sector supporting the delivery of qualifications including Trades, Horticulture and the Environment. He has utilised his experience in business, project management and people leadership as a volunteer in community initiatives including Fishcare education with PIRSA, Charity projects and community-based clubs.

He has a strong personal interest in the diverse and unique Australian environment and together with his partner spends time enjoying the natural world, advocating for important environmental initiatives and working to live lightly on the earth

Liz Millington

Director & Company Secretary

Liz has worked for 16 years in Landcare and Natural Resource Management running programs to support the efforts of hundreds of community groups operating in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region. Now retired, Liz continues her involvement in her local environment groups and Bush for Life site as well as with Worlds End Conservation. She contributes extensive knowledge of community group governance and support as well as carpentry and building skills from a former life as a builder.

Rachel Eckermann


Rachel is a gardener by trade, but much of her career has been working with disadvantaged youth, in programs such as Youth Conservation Corps and National Green Jobs Corps.

Rachel spent five years at Trees For Life as a leader in a variety of programs including Bush Care and the Tree Scheme. She is currently working at Urrbrae TAFE teaching Conservation and Ecosystem Management and Horticulture.

At home Rachel and her partner have a productive urban food forest with 47 fruit trees, chickens, frogs, fish, yabbies, herbs and vegetables meaning they eat from the garden most days. The garden is Rachel’s sanctuary!

Peter Knapp


With a long background in environmental property acquisition for SA’s Environment Department, Peter contributes his invaluable skills to the acquisition and management of our properties. His enormous energy, practical skills and dedication to Worlds End also mean our working bees are highly effective as well as enjoyable!

Jayne Jennifer