Our people

Board of Management 

Dr Alexis Wadsley:  Public Fund Officer/Board Member

PhD in Economics, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Economics with Honours


alexis.PNGAlexis’ career spans energy, project finance, academic, consulting and now public sector roles. Alexis has significant project experience, ranging from business analysis of energy projects, such as trucked LNG to the Kimberley, to project managing the Tasmania’s Place in the Asian Century White Paper, coastal policy consultation and most recently leading energy modelling as the Assistant Head of Secretariat for the Energy Security Taskforce.

As an economist, Alexis is actively involved in the Economic Society of Australia and is a former president of the Tasmanian Branch. He has a personal interest in sustainability, including living ‘off-grid’ in Allens Rivulet.



Margaret Steadman:  Interim President/Vice-President

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Diploma of Education, Master of Arts



Margaret was executive officer of the Tasmanian Environment Centre/Sustainable Living Tasmania for 13 years and oversaw the transition from an organisation involved primarily in education in natural environment issues to one committed to urban sustainability and helping households and communities travel their sustainability journey. She is now 'retired' and is principally engaged in community climate change activism and supporting refugees when she is not working in her food-forest garden.


Kim Barker: Vice President


Kim is a project manager currently working on developing building design guidelines for the Department of Education.  After spending over 25 years operating an interior design and architectural practice, Kim is very familiar with sustainability issues and design principles associated with the building industry.  Kim has qualifications in and has delivered Business Sustainability Assessments and her business delivers NatHERs energy assessments.

Kim is currently undertaking an MBA with a focus on business strategy and has delivered communication strategy projects to the not for profit sector and developed a sustainability framework for the State Government.


Phil Anstie:  Treasurer (Acting)

Bachelor of Economics


Phil Anstie joined SLT and became a Board member in 1991 (when the organisation was called the Tasmanian Environment Centre). He has served as Treasurer for many of the 20 years he's been on the Board. He joined the Tasmanian Conservation Trust (TCT) in 1996 and was Treasurer until 2009 when he became President. Phil was a founding member of the Tranmere-Clarence Plains Land and Coast Care Group in Hobart and still serves on their committee. Phil initially practiced as an economist with the State Government. Later he switched to the Federal Government and finished his remunerated career as an insolvency practitioner with the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department.


Uta Green:  Secretary

Bachelor of Architecture, Dip.-Ingenieur Architektur, Registered Architect

uta_green_photo.jpgUta has a background in research and consultation in sustainable building in Austria and Germany. Since she moved to Tasmania in 2003, she has run an architectural practice which specialises in contemporary solutions to ethically and environmentally sustainable design. In her spare time Uta volunteers at a primary school, a bushcare group and the Alternative Technology Association.


Shane Bartel

Masters of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science (Hons), Grad Cert Organisational Change, Diploma Project Management

shane_bartel.jpgShane moved to Tasmania in 2001, and completed a BSc(Hons) in wind farm feasibility from UTas in 2002 whilst working as an Environmental Consultant in the minerals and energy industry. He’s undertaken several project, change and business management qualifications over the past 15 years, and consults to private and government-owned entities on matters of environmental compliance and renewable energy. As a Director and founder of several small development companies, Shane brings with him on-ground experience in running start-ups, managing stakeholders and attracting investment for environmentally and socially responsible projects. He has a passion for sustainable development, and believes Tasmania is well-positioned to increase its economic, environmental and social credentials within our global community.


Sue-Anne Gunton


Sue-Anne is semi-retired and her career included roles in mainly the building and construction industry, along with local, state and federal government agencies in Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland.

Sue-Anne was the Secretary of the Tasmanian Independent Builders’ Association (TIBA) for 5 years and during her long career she has developed a strong interest in providing sustainable housing and living conditions for Tasmanians. She is a volunteer with Tassie Mums which is a not for profit volunteer based group that is passionate about providing essential items to babies and children in need in Tasmania.


Anna Wrobel-Tobiszewska

Lecturer in Environmental Engineering UTAS


Todd Houstein:  Principal Sustainability Consultant

Bachelor of (Electrical) Engineering with first-class Honours

Todd is a professional engineer who heads up Sustainable Living Tasmania's consultancy services for organisations, including energy audits, carbon audits and more.

After working as a lightning protection engineer for Tassie business Novaris Pty Ltd, Todd did three years postgraduate engineering research into renewable energy systems with UTAS in Hobart and the Institute for Energy Technology in Norway.

Todd also founded the Tasmanian Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and was president of it for 2 years before moving to Melbourne to take on a paid staff role in their national office. He became fascinated by the intersection between appropriate technology and participatory, strengths-based community development.

In 2010, Todd moved back to his beloved homeland to work towards creating happy, healthy and sustainable Tasmanian communities as our Executive Officer. After running the organisation successfully for over nine years, he took on the position of Sustainability Consultant, heading up our services for businesses and other organisations.


Rebecca Boyle: Sustainability Consultant

BPharm (Hons) PhD; Thermal Performance Assessor (Cert IV); SME Energy Assessor (Cert IV); Home Energy Assessor (Cert IV); Member BDAV

Rebecca is an energy auditor with experience and qualifications in Thermal Performance Assessment (Cert IV), Home Energy Assessments (Cert IV) and Small to Medium Business Energy Assessments (Cert IV). She began her career as a pharmacist working in hospital and community pharmacy and completed a PhD in 1999 (and further post graduate studies afterwards) in plant toxin and herbivore dietary interactions. Rebecca began working in the area of energy auditing and assessments in 2006 as a home energy assessor after climate change concerns precipitated a change in career.

Rebecca has delivered almost 1,000 residential energy assessments under Sustainable Living Tasmania’s Power Savings for Tenants, Energy Champions, and Get Bill Smart programs for State and Federal Governments; as well as commercial audits for schools, aged care facilities and small businesses. Her research background ensures thorough research and investigation of issues arising from audits and assessments.

Rebecca currently works for RED Sustainability Consultants in a number of capacities, including energy auditing, sustainability assessments and NatHERs star rating.


Julie Hargreaves:  Sustainability Consultant

Cert IV Business Sustainability Assessment; Cert IV Training and Assessment; Post Graduate Diploma Business, Information Systems – Curtin University (1999)

Julie has delivered Type 2 Detailed Energy Audits for various organisations including Deloraine High School, Meander Valley Council (Council offices, Community sports complex, Visitor Information Centre and Museum); Kentish Council (Council offices and Town Hall); and many Type 1 audits.

Julie has undertaken more than 1,200 residential energy assessments under Sustainable Living Tasmania’s Power Savings for Tenants, Energy Champions, and Get Bill Smart programs for State and Federal Governments.


Janine Cooke:  Finance & Administration Officer

Janine is Sustainable Living Tasmania’s Finance and Administration Officer. Janine started working one day a week with SLT in 2007. For a change of pace, Janine also works as a Teacher Assistant at a local primary school, and in her spare time enjoys reading and bushwalking.