About

Corporate Nature

the business behind your business…

Focus on your core-competencies by spending your time and efforts on your priority business outcomes. Let Corporate Nature fill in the blanks…

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Payroll

Hassle free fully automated systems that gets your staff paid on time; every time…

Policy Development

From HR to Finance, policies that are up-to-date and satisfy your fiduciary liability…

Bookkeeping and Accounts

Planned and audited accounts with credibility and accountability based on our reputation…

Admin Services

From Board Support, secretarial services and data entry to recruitment and virtual office…

CORPORATE NATURE'S HISTORY

The Beginning…

NQ NRM Alliance is the result of two years collaboration between the three NRM organisations in North Queensland, Cape York NRM, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group and Terrain NRM. 

It is a not for profit joint entity created to provide centralised corporate services and provide other support to improve efficiencies and reduce costs for the NRMs.  While the initial focus has been on corporate ‘backroom’ services the development period led to a broader level of cooperation and collaboration at every level and in every area of NRM.  NQ NRM Alliance has established a range of mechanisms for other shared staffing arrangements.  This ensures better utilisation of skills and experience and enables skills transfer. 

In addition, Corporate Nature is not limited to providing services to the three NRM organisations.  It has been set up to enable expansion of services to other clients (mainly aimed at not for profits).

Click here to read our Constitution.

Our People…

The Corporate Nature team is made up of staff who transferred from the three NRM organisations to the new venture. They bring a range of experience and expertise from their years working supporting NRM and in other areas. This is a snapshot of the team’s significant collective knowledge, skills and training:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Business
  • BSc (honours) degree in biology and chemistry plus a degree in education.
  • Masters of Social Science with Distinction (International Urban and Environmental Management) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Studies) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Accounting (by June 2018)
  • Diplomas and advanced Diplomas in Accounting (several staff)

Here's Our Team

Michelle Nusse

Michelle Nusse

General Manager
Started at Terrain in 2010. Previously worked in Taxation, Audit, International Relations.  I have also worked in Banking and Manufacturing
Vicki Theobald

Vicki Theobald

Assistant Manager
I began my career in recruitment and human resources including working as a registered training organisation auditor. This experience allowed
Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Corporate Support Team Leader
Emma brings experience in service management, government funding agreements and Human Resource Management, within the context of not-for-profit organisations. She
Colleen McIntosh

Colleen McIntosh

Admin Team Coordinator
I am the administration team coordinator. I am responsible for managing the admin team, but also provide back up support
Sarah Hoyal

Sarah Hoyal

Regional Landcare Partnerships Coordinator
Over a working life spanning almost two decades I have been involved in a diverse range of projects that have
Michelle Harwood

Michelle Harwood

Finance Specialist
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Kelly O’Kane

Kelly O’Kane

HR Specialist
Kelly has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Public Relations and tertiary qualifications in Human Resources and Workplace Health
Vicki Anderson

Vicki Anderson

Corporate Systems Coordinator
Vicki comes from a diverse background and has gathered skills and experience from local government, private enterprise and as small
Denise Hinks

Denise Hinks

Corporate Support Coordinator
I have just completed ten years as Financial Manager for a not for profit entity, where I was solely responsible
Christine Purcell

Christine Purcell

Finance / Administration Assistant
I have experience as a finance officer working for Not-For-Profit organisations, as well as current proficiencies in roles ranging from
Melissa Colman

Melissa Colman

Corporate Support Coordinator
I have recently moved to Mareeba full-time after visiting on and off since 2015 to teach yoga. I feel a
Vicki Riley

Vicki Riley

Corporate Support Coordinator Locum
Over the past 15 years I have gained solid experience in marketing and sales/business development support roles with the most
Christie Tidmarsh

Christie Tidmarsh

Corporate Services Support Officer
Christie is the Corporate Services Support Officer for the Info Tech department. Christie is tech savvy and loves anything to
Michelle Hamilton

Michelle Hamilton

Admin Assistant
I have 24 years in administration and office related roles. I am competent with Word, Excel, Outlook, MYOB and Reckon.
Maureen Colgrave

Maureen Colgrave

Admin Assistant
My background is in a variety of administration/finance services and during the past five years, I have specifically provided support
Gurianna Smith

Gurianna Smith

CEO Support Officer
Gurianna has worked in high level administrative support roles since 2015.  She graduated from James Cook University in 2014 with
Danicka Fegatilli

Danicka Fegatilli

Admin Assistant
I commenced working for Northern Gulf in 2016 as a trainee studying Cert 1 in business. Since then I have
Amanda Sheppard

Amanda Sheppard

Corporate Support Coordinator
Originally from Brisbane, Amanda now resides on a cane farm in the Mossman region. Amanda is currently working to finish
Carlie Irons

Carlie Irons

Corporate Support Coordinator
Carlie Irons is a Corporate Support Coordinator who works with the Project Managers of Cape York NRM assisting with the
Cassandra Griffiths

Cassandra Griffiths

Admin Assistant
Cassandra recently moved to Cairns from Armidale, NSW although she is originally from the Riverland in South Australia, on the
Jayne MacDonald

Jayne MacDonald

Admin Assistant
I have over 20 years’ experience in administration fields working in the education sector, aged care, retail and not for
Hannah O’Kane

Hannah O’Kane

Admin Assistant
Hannah graduated from high school in 2011. Since then, she has undertaken external studies in a Bachelor of Education at

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Here's Our Board

Keith Noble

Keith Noble

Chair
Dr Keith Noble is a Rural Planner with Insideout Architects P/L Townsville, and farms tropical fruit near Tully. He is
Emma Jackson

Emma Jackson

Board Member
I am currently a director of the Corporate Nature board representing Cape York NRM where I have been a director
Ellen Weber

Ellen Weber

Board Member
I am currently a director on the Corporate Nature board representing Northern Gulf Resource Management Group where I have held