I lead WWF-Australia’s Species Conservation and Indigenous Partnership Programs. My geographically dispersed team delivers projects that seek to improve the conservation status of species like the black-flanked rock-wallaby and Carnaby’s black cockatoo in southwest Australia, the bilby and nabarlek in the Kimberley, and marine turtles on the Great Barrier Reef.
These projects are delivered through partnerships with universities, government agencies, other environmental organisations, community groups, and by empowering Indigenous communities and ranger groups to play an active role in threatened species conservation.
I also lead WWF-Australia’s contributions to species conservation in the Asia-Pacific region, most notably for species such as the tiger, Asian rhinos and elephants, and the snow leopard.
I’m an ecologist by trade and have studied at the Queensland University of Technology and James Cook University. I have nearly 20 years' experience in species conservation, environmental impact assessment, Indigenous education and land management, and the development of environmental and water policies.
I’m most at home in the bush and I’m an avid birdwatcher and bushwalker.