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Barry Hunter
Barry Hunter
Chair
A descendant of the Djabugay speaking people of Cairns hinterland, Barry has 30 years experience in Aboriginal affairs around cultural and natural resource management. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science and a career that has spanned across a broad range of roles in Government, mining and exploration industry and not–for-profits. He has also consulted on Aboriginal Land management, Carbon Industry and community economic development.
Dr Noel Preece
Dr Noel Preece
Director
Noel is an ecologist, environmental consultant and Adjunct Associate Professor with James Cook University and Charles Darwin University. He has worked as a ranger, researcher and landscape restoration practitioner in northern Australia for over 30 years and has published over 200 technical reports and scientific papers. He is also a beef cattle farmer and carbon forest grower.
Lucy Friend
Lucy Friend
Director
As an environmental scientist, Lucy has worked in Environmental Management since completing university in 2015 and is currently North Queensland Airport’s Environmental Manager (Cairns & Mackay Airports). She is a graduate of Terrain’s ‘Emerging Leader’ board director mentorship program and actively involved as a volunteer for several community organisations.
Gabrielle Davidson
Gabrielle Davidson
Director
Gabrielle is an environmental consultant and co-founder of several companies providing services in the field of ecology, carbon, and regenerative economies. Gabrielle's MSc in ecology, and specialisation in remote sensing is complemented by eight years in environmental evaluation in Cairns and Cape York. Her diverse project base has her regularly working with First Nations groups, NGOs, corporate business, rural landowners, and government.
Zsuzsa Banhalmi-Zakar
Zsuzsa Banhalmi-Zakar
Director
Manager of Research at the Responsible Investment Assoc., Zsuzsa was previously a lecturer in environmental management at JCU and an expert reviewer of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report and an advisor on increasing climate adaptation investment in Australia. She was a member of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative and contributed to Australia’s first sustainable finance roadmap.
Pete Faulkner
Pete Faulkner
Director
Best known as an economist in his role as a partner with Conus Business Consultancy Services, Pete is also passionate about marine conservation. He has been involved in reef monitoring efforts for almost four decades and was a past Chair of Reef Check Australia. He currently sits on a number of other Boards including Australian Chocolate.
Kara-Glen Worth
Kara-Glen Worth
Director
Kara-Glenn grew up on an organic banana farm in Innisfail and is now working as a digital ag innovation consultant for James Cook University.
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