North East Tasmania Land Trust Inc
photo Benjamin Dean; Red capped plover

The Management Committee

Committee members work for the Land Trust in a voluntary capacity. Each member brings a broad range of skills and experience to decision making aimed at conserving the natural environment.

Andrew Lohrey - President

has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Technology, Sydney. Prior to returning to university in 1988 he was a Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for fourteen years in which time he served as a Cabinet Minister and Speaker of the House of Assembly. As Minister for National Parks he played a major role in saving of the Franklin River from being dammed. He is the current President of the North East Tasmania Land Trust.


Todd Dudley - Vice President

is a leading environmental activist of 25 years standing and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Tasmanian flora and fauna. Todd is President of the North East Bioregional Network, a management Committee member of Environment Tasmania and the Break O'Day committee member for NRM. His areas of expertise include bush regeneration, landscape conservation planning, environmental law, wildlife surveys, weed control, botanical surveys and reserve management plans. Todd is Vice President of the North East Tasmanian Land Trust.


Robin Lohrey - Treasurer

has a Bachelor of Business degree and is the Treasurer and Public Officer of the North East Tasmania Land Trust. For the past twelve years Robin was the General Manager of Theatre North in Launceston. She resigned that position at the end of 2012. Robin is a former Director of the Port of Launceston Authority and has served on the Council of the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board as well as being a Director of the Arts Law Centre of Australia. Robin grew up on a farm in the north east and has maintained an active interest in conservation and preserving the environment.


Hansruedi Schmid

works on his 82 hectare bush block at Four Mile Creek, of which 13 hectares are protected as a private forest reserve. Hans is a committed and knowledgeable conservationist who lives a low impact lifestyle with his garden, chooks and solar and wind power generation. Educated as an agriculturist in his native Switzerland, he travelled the world working in agriculture in East Africa, the Solomon Islands and North Queensland where he also grew organic fruit. His move to the East coast of Tasmania began two decades ago. Hans belongs to several conservation groups.


Peter Troode

Worked in Local Government for 26 years as an Engineering Design Draftsman and for 9 years as Development Manager with the WA Football Commission. Peter played league football for the South Fremantle Football Club and for Western Australia. He then became a League Umpire and in 1996 he took on the management role with the Commission. In 2005 Peter moved to St Marys where he currently owns and operates Addlestone House Bed and Breakfast. Peter is actively involved in several local community and volunteer organisations. He is also a photographer.


Kris McQuade

is an actor and conservationist. In the past few years Kris has lived in the Northeast corner of Tasmania at St Marys. During this time she has become a passionate environmentalist taking on several projects; from the hands on forest restoration work with the North East Bioregional Network to become a committee member of the North East Tasmanian Land Trust. As one of Australia's best know actors, Kris has had an extensive career over the past four decades in film, TV and theatre and has played such iconic roles as, Dolly Pickles in the stage production of Tim Winton's book "Cloudstreet", touring Australia, Zurich, London, Dublin, New York and Washington and Heath Ledger's mother in the film " Ned Kelly" and more recently-Kath Pettingal in the TV series "Killing Time".


Janet Drummond

is an Elected Member on the Break O'Day Council and a member of the Greens Party. Janet holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Jurisprudence. Prior to moving to Tasmania in 2007 Janet worked at the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in the Social Justice Department for 7 years. Land conservancy has always been part of Janet's life going back to her work with the Glamorgan County Naturalists' Trust (GCNT) during the early 1980's in Wales, UK. This interest continues into the present day.