Meet our board members

 SE NRM Board member Kerry DeGaris

Kerry DeGaris

Presiding Member, since 2019

Born and bred at Bool Lagoon, Kerry moved to Adelaide to study Agricultural Science, and has been back in the region on farm at Bool since 2004.

After graduation, I moved to the Riverland then on to Griffith in NSW to work in the wine industry.  I returned home to Naracoorte to work as a viticulturist and complete a Masters degree in viticulture. I have also completed a PhD with a focus on irrigation management using moderately saline water and how to influence ion movement in grapevines.

I now work in the local wine industry part time, and am involved in a number of community groups including the Penola Show, Penola National Trust, Limestone Coast Ladies, and Bool Lagoon Hall.

With an interest in water management, in my time on the Board I hope to influence how water and our other natural resources are managed in the region.