WELA Board news

Announcing WELA’s inaugural Chair

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Julie Lyford OAM as the inaugural Chair of the WELA interim board. 

Julie brings decades of experience in governance and leadership for our environment to this new WELA role. As Chair of Groundswell Gloucester, Julie was involved with successful campaigns to stop the AGL coal seam gas field and open cut coal mine from going ahead in the Gloucester and Manning Valley catchments in NSW. Julie is a former Councillor and Mayor of Gloucester Shire Council, a former registered nurse, an experienced board member and a WELA alumna. 


What a privilege it is to be a member of the WELA family! I’m excited about joining the WELA team as we grow.

Julie Lyford OAMChair, WELA