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The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority is a statutory authority governed by a Board of Directors and operates under the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Act 2020.

The current Board was appointed by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change in November 2020 for a term of four years.

Our Board includes a nominee of each recognised Traditional Owner group in the region, the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation.

All Board members have strong links to local community groups and organisations along the Great Ocean Road and include individuals with substantial experience in marine and coastal environmental conservation, public administration and governance, tourism, and planning.

current board members

  • Ms Libby Mears (Chair)
  • Mr Peter Dorling (Deputy Chair)
  • Associate Professor Dr Daniel Ierodiaconou
  • Mr David Pope
  • Mr Douglas Humann AM
  • Mr Jason Mifsud
  • Mr Wayne Kayler-Thomson
  • Ms Christine Wyatt
  • Ms Jenny McMahon
  • Ms Jodie Leonard
  • Ms Sarah Eccles
  • Ms Terry Bracks AM