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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


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

Dr Ronnie Harding, AM Mr Robert Purves, AM

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