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

Mr Piers Grove Mr Phil Rist

Dr Ronnie Harding  Mr Derek Robertson

Ms Louise O'Halloran