Green turtle, Heron Island © WWF-Aus / Sian Breen

A green turtle swims off Heron Island Research Station, Queensland, Australia © WWF / James Morgan


WWF-Australia has up to 100 Governors, who are the voting members of WWF-Australia and our most high-profile champions. They are appointed because of their commitment to WWF’s mission, their standing in the community and their ability to contribute to our success.


Governors bring a diverse range of skills, influence and expertise to the governance of WWF. From backgrounds as varied as science and research, business, public relations, marketing, law and governance, they use their expertise, influence and networks to help us achieve our conservation goals. Many Governors contribute to internal working groups and provide strategic advice across the organisation.


Governors are initially appointed for a four-year term, which may be renewed. New Governors are nominated by current Governors, and appointed by the Board of Directors.

 WWF-Australia's governors


Mrs Josephine Baillieu
Mr Paul Harris  Mr Robert Purves, AM
Cr Michael Berwick, AM
The Hon Robert Hill, AC
Mr Phil Rist
Ms Renee Boundy Professor Karen Hussey
Mr Derek Robertson
Mr Greg Bourne Professor Lesley Hughes
Mr Edward Rowley
Mr Peter Bridgman Mr Tony Hyams, AC
Ms Kerryn Schrank
Mr William Burrell, AM Mr Anthony Hyde
Dr Sandra Schuster
Ms Bláthnaid Byrne Dr David Ireland  Ms Kate Smither
Mr Peter Cosier  The Hon John Kerin, AM
Mr Simon Spellicy
Professor Bart Currie Mr Jason Kimberley
Mr Andrew Stock
Professor Chris Daniels Mr Peter Kingston
Mr Alan Sweeney
Professor Christopher Dickman Councillor Robert Kok
Professor Luca Tacconi
Mr Alex Ding Ms Holly Lindsay
Mr Peter Thomas
Mrs Catherine Dowling Mr Diccon Loxton Mr Sean Triner
Dr Colin Filer Dr Martine Maron
Mr Keith Tuffley
Dr Guy Fitzhardinge, AM Mr John Mooney
Mr Brent Wallace
Professor Tim Flannery Mr David W Moyle, AM
Mr Ivan Wheen
Mrs Margaret Gibson
Mr Anthony Nicholas
Mr Hunter White
Mr Douglas Gimesy
Mrs Christina Nicholas
Mr Martijn Wilder, AM
Mr Stephen Gottlieb Mr Brad Orgill
Dr Dedee Woodside
Mr Piers Grove Ms Louise O'Halloran
Mrs Susan E Young
Dr Ronnie Harding, AM Professor Bob Pressey 

Ms Louise O'Halloran
Ms Louise O'Halloran
Ms Louise O'Halloran

© Sian Breen / WWF-Aus

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