Andrew Mahar AM
Andrew is a community organiser in both Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. Andrew has been involved in creating social enterprises for 25 years and in Timor for 10 years and has provided advice and guidance to community sector organisations, government at all levels and the private sector. Andrew has built his knowledge and understanding from practical, hands-on experience working in the not-for-profit field.
Leo is the Principal of five catholic schools in the sub-district of Baguia. Born and raised in the area, Leo has been witness to the extraordinary changes and challenges that her community has faced over the past 40 years, ranging from living in a Portuguese colony to the Indonesian invasion, to independance and self-sovereignty. Leo is committed to building sustainable local communities in which her children can live.
John Tadeo Gusmao (1965 to 2012)
John was a co-founder of WithOneSeed and spent three years working to develop the idea within the Baguia Community. He was the first leader of the Baguia Community Tree Cooperative and encouraged many of the farmers across the Sub District of Baguia. John was a significant leader in the Baguia community and was committed to building the education system and the local economy. John passed away in October 2012 and is greatly missed by all who knew him.
Lyn is a community worker and graphic designer who has worked in social marketing, communications and project management for over 25 years. Lyn has assisted to develop the WithOneSeed concept and provides ongoing support to the Project Director, including communications and the visual documentation of the project in Timor Leste from its inception year in 2009. Lyn is also the project manager of WithOneSeed’s open education initiative called WithOnePlanet.
Mick Robertson is the coordinator of Education at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, a division of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. He has been developing and running schools programs on sustainable environmental development for 9 years. Prior to this he was a secondary teacher active in state curriculum development in outdoor and environmental education.