BSc Natural Resource Management (Hons); MBA
Executive Officer Australian Wildlife Conservancy
I have always felt that we must manage our environment for the future in a way which preserves all the beauty and diversity of our natural world.
The four year degree provided me with a broad overview of land management considering both the conservation, agricultural and resource management viewpoints.
On graduating I chose to take my first job as a landcare coordinator. I next became an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development. Posted to Vanuatu, I worked on a community ecoforestry project with a local non-government, not-for-profit organisation.
After starting my MBA, I was offered the position of Executive Officer with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), an independent not-for-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection of threatened animals and species. I find that the combination of a theoretical and practical background in land management, combined with the business skills and insight provided by my post-graduate business degree are the perfect background for my current role which focuses heavily on the operational success of our 12 wildlife sanctuaries around Australia.
I was proud to recently be named one of the winners of the 40 Under 40 Award (2005) which recognises young Western Australians who have an exceptional record of achievement within their particular field of endeavour.