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Portrait photo - Louise Sylvan  

Louise Sylvan – President
BA MPA • Louise Sylvan is the Chief Executive Officer of Australian National Preventive Health Agency, an organisation aimed at reducing preventable illness. Prior to taking up this role, Louise spent 3 years as a Commissioner of the Productivity Commission. Since 2003 she had been Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, appointed as the member with expertise in consumer affairs. Louise has served internationally on the OECD Consumer Policy Committee and nationally on the Federal Government's Expert Group in Electronic Commerce and the Australian Statistics Advisory Council to the ABS. She is Deputy President of the Council of the Medical Foundation of the University of Sydney, and on the Board of the Diplomacy Training Program established by The Hon Jose Ramos Horta. Louise joined the Bush Heritage Board in 2009.

Portrait photo - Andrew Myer  

Andrew Myer – Vice-President
MBA • Andrew has a long involvement with investment, film and philanthropy. He is Founder and Managing Director of the AV Myer Group, which has interests in property development, philanthropy, investment and film. He has produced and executive produced six Australian feature films and is Vice-Chair of the Melbourne International Film Festival. Andrew was a Trustee of The Sidney Myer Fund and for five years held the position of Director and Co-Vice President of The Myer Foundation. Andrew joined the Bush Heritage Board in 2007.

Portrait photo - David Rickards  

David Rickards – Treasurer
BSc, BEng, MBA • David co-founded Social Enterprise Finance Australia or SEFA in 2011. David was formally the Executive Director and Head of Research at Macquarie Bank, coordinating a team based throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Before joining Macquarie David was responsible for establishing in Australia the risk management company BARRA International. He also worked as a consulting structural engineer with Maunsell and Partners Pty Ltd. David co-founded Social Enterprise Finance Australia or SEFA in 2011. David joined the Bush Heritage board in 2006

Portrait photo - Keith Tuffley  

Keith Tuffley
BEc, LLB, LLM • Keith is the Founder and CEO of NEUW Ventures SA, a Swiss-based impact investing company, focused on the creation and financing of sustainability start-up businesses. Keith spent 17 years in investment banking, and was previously Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs in Australia, and Head of the Industrials Group across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Keith has completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, and the Goldman Sachs Non-Profit Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. He is also a Director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and a Governor of WWF-Australia. Keith joined the Bush Heritage Board in 2006.

Portrait photo - Sue McIntyre  

Dr Sue McIntyre
BSc (Hons), PhD • Sue is a Senior Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems. She currently leads a research group working on sustainability in agricultural landscapes. Sue’s 27 years of research experience has resulted in numerous publications on weed ecology, landscape ecology, conservation biology and integrative conceptual models. Throughout her career Sue has sought to render complex ecological concepts into simple principles that enable land managers to apply science into practice.  Sue joined the Bush Heritage Board in 2007

Portrait photo - Leanne Liddle  

Leanne Liddle
LLB, BASc • Leanne Liddle is both a scientist and a lawyer. She works for South Australia's Department for Environment and Heritage as the Aboriginal Parks and Wildlife Programs Coordinator. Leanne manages a unique wildlife project in two indigenous communities in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands called Kuka Kanyini. She has also worked as a senior project officer at the Aboriginal Lands Trust and a Senior Constable in the South Australian Police Force.  She is a member of the Arid Lands Natural Resource Management Board, the Natural Resources and Mines (NRM) Aboriginal State Wide Advisory Committee and the NRM Volunteers Committee. Leanne has a Bachelor of Applied Science (with a Major in Environmental Science) from the University of South Australia and a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) from Flinders University.  Leanne joined the Bush Heritage Board in 2009.

Portrait photo - Christopher Grubb  

Chris Grubb
B.A, B.Comm • Chris has been involved in the funds management and broking industries for 40 years. He now specialises in investing in and advising companies in the investment management industry on investment and business strategies. He was a Director of the investment bank Jardine Fleming (now part of JP Morgan) for 22 years and represented them as Chief Executive both in Australia and Asia. Chris is currently a non-executive Director of several fund management companies. He is a Trustee of The Australian Museum Foundation and was formerly a Director of the Odyssey House McGrath Foundation. Chris has been a supporter of Bush Heritage's model for protecting areas of ecological sensitivity and biodiversity for some years. He joined the Bush Heritage Board in 2011.

Portrait photo - Nick Burton Taylor  

Nicholas Burton Taylor AM
BEc (Syd), F Fin, FCA, FAICD • Nick has a longstanding commitment to rural communities and has extensive experience in the Australian agricultural sector. He owns Hillgrove Pastoral Pty Ltd and Kenny's Creek Angus, producers of beef, wool and grain with properties in NSW and Queensland. Nick is currently the Chair of the Country Education Foundation of Australia and of Delta Agribusiness and has served on the Boards of several listed companies, many of which have a rural focus. Nick was the Founder and Managing Director of Hays Accounting Personnel and is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Nick joined the Bush Heritage Board in 2013.


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