Executive Manager Conservation Operations
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”.
Executive Manager People, Safety and Culture
Michelle is a Human Resource executive with a proven track record in many disciplines, across a diverse portfolio of experience. She has managed various roles in the tourism, sport and entertainment industries in both government and corporate sectors.
Michelle is motivated by conquering new challenges, and displays a natural tendency for negotiating successful outcomes.
“I actively sought a role in a for-purpose organisation that genuinely cares about its people”
Dr Rebecca Spindler
Executive Manager, Science and Conservation
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.”
Executive Manager, Strategy, Innovation and Business Development
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.”
Executive Manager, Engagement
Vibeke grew up on a small island of 400 people in the south of Denmark, dreaming of one day becoming a journalist at Politiken, a national Danish broadsheet paper. By the age of 24 she was there, in the newsroom. Then life changed. Vibeke followed love and moved Down Under. She was soon managing communications for an industry body. She has since worked in executive roles across a number of industries including the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Hockey Australia and Melbourne Sports Centres.
Executive Manager Corporate Services & CFO
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.