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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 conservation, science and research, international development, 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 The Hon Robert Hill AC Dr Natasha Robinson
Mrs Josephine Baillieu Professor Karen Hussey Ms Anna Rose
Cr Michael Berwick AM Professor Lesley Hughes Mr Edward Rowley
Ms Renee Boundy Mr Tony Hyams AC Ms Kerryn Schrank
Mr Greg Bourne Mr Anthony Hyde Dr Sandra Schuster
Mr Peter Bridgman Dr David Ireland Mr Eddie Smallwood
Mr William Burrell AM Tim Jarvis AM Ms Kate Smither
Ms Bláthnaid Byrne The Hon John Kerin AM Mrs Nicole Sparshott
Professor Bart Currie Mr Peter Kingston Mr Simon Spellicy
Professor Chris Daniels Councillor Robert Kok Mr Andrew Stock
Professor Christopher Dickman Ms Holly Lindsay Mr Alan Sweeney
Mr Alex Ding Mr Diccon Loxton Mrs Kesaia Tabunakawai
Mr Peter Everingham Dr Martine Maron Professor Luca Tacconi
Ms Jacquie Fegent-McGeachie Ms Anika Molesworth Mr Peter Thomas
Dr Colin Filer Mr Anthony Nicholas Mr Sean Triner
Dr Guy Fitzhardinge AM Mrs Christina Nicholas Mr Keith Tuffley
Professor Tim Flannery Ms Louise O'Halloran Mr Brent Wallace
Mr Stephen Gottlieb Mr Randall Pearce Mr Ivan Wheen
Dr Andrea Griffin Prof Jamie Pittock Mr Hunter White
Mr Piers Grove Mr Robert Purves AM Mr Martijn Wilder AM
Mr Paul Harris Mr Phil Rist Dr Dedee Woodside AM
  Mr Derek Robertson Mrs Susan E Young