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Brahman cross cattle grazing tropical pastures in North Queensland © WWF-Aus / Kerry Trapnell

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Leanne Sommer

Project Manager for Sustainable Agriculture

I love working in teams, tackling challenges and searching for practical, balanced and sustainable solutions. I’m also passionate about partnerships, where multiple parties combine resources and talents to create meaningful outcomes that exceed what each party could achieve individually. So, for me, WWF is the perfect fit.

I spent my youth on Cape York Peninsula learning about Aboriginal languages, bush tucker and lore, which has had a massive influence on me. I became fascinated with the natural environment, and the relationships people have with it.

My career has taken me across four World Heritage Areas, countless national parks and marine parks, through outstanding Defence training areas and major infrastructure developments to local governments and their stewardship of natural areas.

At home, I love the bush on my farm, and run a small breeding herd of Murray Grey cattle. At heart, I’m a plant enthusiast, birdwatcher and lover of trees.

It’s a great time to be working at WWF on sustainable food, as we face the challenges of climate, food security, and people demanding greater accountability of how and where their food is produced. I’m excited to be working alongside farming families and rural communities to promote sustainable agriculture that achieves great outcomes for farmers, their businesses, and the environment.
I’m also passionate about partnerships, where multiple parties combine resources and talents to create meaningful outcomes that exceed what each party could achieve individually.