Skip to Content

Senior Leadership Team

Meet some of our senior staff (led by CEO Heather Campbell) and find out what drives them to work in conservation.

Rob Murphy

Executive Manager North

Rob Murphy

Rob’s contribution to conservation spans 25 years. In his previous role as a Director of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service he was responsible for over 45% of Queensland’s protected areas. Today he leads our passionate and dedicated team concerned with Queensland and Northern Territory landscapes. This includes the protection of some of Australia’s most iconic and threatened species, such as the Night Parrot and the Red-finned Blue-eye. Rob also leads our national fire management and volunteer programs.

"I'm privileged to be working with passionate people on exciting projects in some of Australia’s most spectacular Country”.

Luke Bayley

Executive Manager West

Luke Bayley

Before taking over leadership of our team in Western Australia, Luke was our Healthy Landscape Manager across the Western Rangelands and spent five years with his family on our Charles Darwin Reserve. Prior to this he held several positions leading Aboriginal and Pastoral land management programs across the NT and WA, and working on several wetland and farm conservation programs in regional Victoria.

"One of my favourite places is among the ancient York Gum woodlands on Charles Darwin Reserve. There's such a variety of plant and animal life and my children loved exploring these woodlands over the time we lived on Charles Darwin Reserve."

Elisabeth McLellan

Executive Manager South-East (Acting)

Elisabeth McLellan

Lis is an experienced Landscape Manager from WA who has been Healthy Landscape Manager for our Hamelin, Charles Darwin and Eurardy Reserves. Prior to this she spent many years with the World Wildlife Fund protecting threatened species through various roles including with the Marine Turtle Program, Wildlife Crime Initiative and Threatened Species Program. Lis has a Masters of Natural Resources (Applied Science) from Curtin University. She's a member of the WA Feral Cat Working Group and also a Board Member with Lotterywest and an Advisory Committee Member of the Shark Bay World Heritage Property.

Dr Rebecca Spindler

Executive Manager, Science and Conservation

Dr Rebecca Spindler

Dr Rebecca Spindler oversees an extensive Conservation Science Program, which informs everything we do. She has over 20 years' conservation science experience, working to improve the reproduction, health and conservation of rare and endangered species. Dr Spindler has managed extensive science programs in China, Brazil and the United States through the Smithsonian Institution and led an active, multi-disciplinary team at Taronga Conservation Society for 10 years.

"I joined Bush Heritage to be part of the solution and work with passionate conservation experts. The things Bush Heritage achieves on a daily basis has given me new hope and renewed commitment to protecting our natural landscapes.”

Cissy Gore-Birch

Executive Manager Aboriginal Engagement

Cissy Gore-Birch

Cissy is a mother of five and a Jaru/Kiji woman. She is passionate about lands and waters and leads our extensive Aboriginal Partnerships program. Cissy is on a number of boards and committees, and has previously worked for the Kimberley Land Council and Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation.

"Aboriginal people have been managing this country for 40,000 plus years. So it's very important that we have an organisation like Bush Heritage, working together closely to continue to assist with conservation and land management, to protect what Aboriginal people have been trying to protect for a very long time."

Nick Mogford

Executive Manager, Strategy, Innovation and Business Development

Nick Mogford

Nick brings diverse experience in strategy and innovation in Australia, Europe and North America in large, small and consulting organisations (including Lion Dairy and Drinks, Coles and PWC). His work is focused on developing our 2030 Strategy, bringing new business innovations to life and building values-aligned partnerships in the agriculture and corporate sectors.

“The increase in collective intent and action towards environmental and social goals in the last few years has been significant. The opportunity for Bush Heritage Australia to play a growing role in achieving these outcomes is very exciting and I'm delighted to be part of it.”

Mark Dwyer

Executive Manager Corporate Services & CFO

Mark Dwyer

Mark is a highly experienced finance leader with a track record of consistently delivering business and stakeholder outcomes in large, complex organisations. Prior to joining us Mark had spent more than 20 years in senior roles with BHP and Newcrest Mining. He has financial expertise across multiple industries, as well as a background leading IT, People, Assurance and Risk functions.