Dr Cooper has extensive experience as ACT Auditor-General, and previously as the Commissioner for Sustainability and Environment, Chair and Executive Director ACT Water Security Taskforce and as a professional senior executive in the ACT Government, Brisbane City Council, New South Wales Government and in private enterprise.
Dr Cooper’s skills and experience will bring a renewed focus to the ACT’s peak body for land stewardship. She has led organisations responsible for land and resource management; parks planning and management; urban and regional planning; transport planning; sustainability planning; arts policy, management and grant funding; and heritage policy and planning.
Landcare ACT is the Territory’s peak non-government organisation for landcare, the stewardship of the land by the people. It supports caring for our living legacy in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, parks, reserves and waterways and supports traditional custodianship methods as part of sustainable natural resource management.