Conference Speakers 2018

Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. Senator the Hon Anne Ruston will open the Forests for healthy farms policy & practitioner panel on Wednesday 5th September 2018 at 9am.

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Fiona Simson

Fiona Simson

Fiona Simson is the president of the National Farmers' Federation

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Dr Graham Farquhar

Dr Graham Farquhar

Senior Australian Citizen of the Year 2018

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Prof. Kate Auty

Prof. Kate Auty

Prof. Kate Auty is the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment and a Professorial Fellow with the University of Melbourne.

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Kenneth Er

Kenneth Er

Kenneth is the Chief Executive Officer of National Parks Board (NParks). NParks is the lead agency overseeing the greenery of our City in a Garden and biodiversity conservation in land-scarce Singapore.

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Kathryn Williams

Kathryn Williams

Kathryn Williams is Associate Professor in environmental psychology at the University of Melbourne.

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Jacki Schirmer

Jacki Schirmer

Jacki Schirmer is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra.

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Greg McCormack

Greg McCormack

Greg McCormack was the founding Director of Midway in 1980, which today has its primary business in the purchasing, processing, marketing and exporting of woodfibre.

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Gary Dunning

Gary Dunning

Gary is the Executive Director of The Forests Dialogue (TFD), an organization based at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA.

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Catherine Keirnan

Catherine Keirnan

Catherine has worked in both private consulting businesses and Government and currently leads the ACT Government’s adaptation Climate Change Policy team.

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Howard Parry-Husbands

Howard Parry-Husbands

Howard is an experienced marketing researcher specialising in branding, innovations and communications development.

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Jeff Swingler

Jeff Swingler

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant and holding a Master of Enterprise Innovation, Jeff has over 35 years of involvement in finance and investment, trading markets, and technology commercialisation.

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Rob de Fégely

Rob de Fégely

Rob de Fégely is a Director of Margules Groome Consulting P/L a forest and forest industry consulting company based in Australia and New Zealand.

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Gordon Davies

Gordon Davies

Gordon has held senior roles across a diverse range of sectors and has expertise in government relations, policy and communications.

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Professor Rod Keenan

Professor Rod Keenan

Professor Rod Keenan has over 30 years’ experience in forest research leadership, education, management and policy in a number of Australian states and with the Federal Government.

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Adrian Gray

Adrian Gray

Adrian Gray is the Manager of Urban Design at Brimbank City Council and the current Victorian State President for the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

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Dr Nerida Anderson

Dr Nerida Anderson

Dr Nerida Anderson is a social researcher with interests in the social and psychological aspects of human-environment interactions, in particular the human dimensions of natural resource management and forest management. Her research work has application for understanding social and psychological responses to rural landscape change.

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Dr Lyndall Bull

Dr Lyndall Bull

Dr Lyndall Bull has extensive global experience in the forest sector, including in strategic management, innovation and product development, market analysis and research management.

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Tony Price

Tony Price

Tony Price holds a Bachelor of Science (Forestry) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, has attended the International Executive Programme at INSEAD in France and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Braden Jenkin

Braden Jenkin brings over 30 years experience in domestic and international forestry: from the smallest scale producers through to large-scale global corporate operations.

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