Our Staff

The LRLG Board of Management work with a competent and passionate group of employees. LRLG practices a flexible work environment, recognising that our staff are important members of the broader catchment community and that they need time to meet their family and voluntary commitments.

Ian Chivers CEO

Ian Chivers


Dr. Ian Chivers has extensive experience in pasture management with an emphasis on native grasses and their use.

He has provided agronomic consultancy services across much of Australia and to a number of international clients.

He has developed and grown native grasses for use in revegetation, lawns and pasture and currently has a small farm on which he is developing new varieties of grass.

Mel Kiel Project Officer

Mel Kiel

Project Officer

Mel Kiel is a local landholder within the Cumnock/Yeoval district. She is an active participant in trading cattle using KLR Marketing principles and is passionate about producing healthy pastures and livestock on her property - along with her husband and two girls - using Holistic Managements practices.

Mel has completed various courses including cattle pregnancy testing and artificial insemination (AI), Low Stress Stock Handling (LSS) and KLR Marketing. 

Mel previously worked as nurse at both Orange and Molong hospitals before coming to LRLG in 2013


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