The Board

In 2011 Living Smart became a not for profit organisation, adopted a Constitution and it was updated in 2018. (Latest version: 2018 Be Living Smart Inc. Rules of Association 4-Dec FINAL) It is now governed by a board. Board members serve a two year term and elections are held at the annual general meeting each year. The Board  is working on operationalising its Strategic Plan.

On December 4th, 2018, Living Smart held its AGM and a new board was elected. If you wish to contact the board, please do so via to

Here is our Annual Report 2018.



2018-19 Board Members

Grant Gernhoefer [CHAIRPERSON]

Grant joined the Board in October 2014 and completed a Living Smart course in December 2014. Grant has 20 years’ professional, senior executive and board experience; including senior management roles with a top-10 ASX listed company and eight years as chief executive officer of a top-200 ASX listed entity. Grant has been involved in promoting sustainability initiatives and improved sustainability reporting within his corporate roles and Living Smart provides the opportunity to promote sustainability within the broader community.

-vacant- [DEPUTY CHAIR]

Julie Warren [TREASURER]

Julie Warren joined the Board in 2018. 

Miles Dracup [SECRETARY]

Miles completed a Living Smart Course in 2014 and joined the Board in October 2014. Miles recently established Environmental Agriculture Water Consulting, a Perth-based consultancy practice, focusing on development and assessment of business’s environment and water management practices. He has over 25 years’ experience in the agricultural and water sectors, working across business, government and not-for profit sectors, and has bachelor degrees in Botany, Agricultural Science and Environmental Impact Assessment and a PhD in Plant Physiology. Miles has participated on a number of Boards / Management Committees spanning sustainable and bicycle transport, triathlon and hydrology research, several of which have included executive roles. Away from work, his interests focus on sustainable living, active lifestyle, nature, his two children and partner.



Annabelle is City of Fremantle’s Senior Project Officer in Sustainability and was co-opted to the Board in October 2018.


Hugh Kneebone

Hugh Kneebone is Manager NRM Education and Urban Sustainability at Natural Resources Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges, which is delivering and developing Living Smart in their NRM region under a 3-year MOU with Be Living Smart.

Miranda Dodd

Miranda brings a broad range of skills and experience in business management and systems from running a business of her own. Miranda has completed a Living Smart course and facilitator training and then joined the Board as a general member in March 2018.

Michele Howard

Michele completed a Living Smart course in November 2013 and Facilitator training in December 2013, she joined the Board in October 2014 and is a passionate advocate for the Living Smart program. For the past 15 years she has been on a journey of changing her behaviour in her home and daily life, making substantial changes to the way she lives her life in terms of consumption, electricity, water and waste, as well as growing her own fruit and vegetables.

Professionally Michele has over 30 years experience in the private and public sectors, with diverse experience in change management, strategic workforce planning, public sector governance, public sector boards and committees, policy, recruitment, knowledge delivery platforms and corporate services. She specialises in implementing business and workforce planning strategies and governance in both the public and private sectors.


Dr. Stephanie Jennings

Stephanie is a past board member and has been involved with Living Smart since its inception in 2003. She has taken on the role of co-ordinator and attends the Board meetings in an advisory capacity. Stephanie is a scientist with a doctorate in renewable energy and efficiency. She brings a wealth of in-depth knowledge of Living Smart from being involved in the Pilot project, member of the steering committee, course facilitator and through her behavioral change work developing the Living Smart course, water, waste and energy behavioural programs at Southern Metropolitan Regional Council and The Living Smart Households program run through the Department of Transport. Stephanie’s vision is to see Living Smart thrive as a not for profit organisation in a multitude of environments, delivering sustained and infectious behaviour change.