Ian Rawlings (Chairman)
Ian studied and worked in architecture and building before pursuing an interest in community development and administration in the WA desert working with Aboriginal communities across Western Australia for the last 30 years. He has recently retired as the CEO of both Central Desert Native Title Services and Desert Support Services. Ian has had a lifelong interest in the environment and in living sustainably and has served on management committees and the boards of Trillion Trees (when it was known as Men of the Trees) and Perth City Farm. Ian is committed to doing all he can to ensure that his grandchildren can have a safe and flourishing world to grow up in.
Adam has worked in London and across Australia, in both start-ups and $1bn+ organisations. Most recently Adam jointly owns and delivers business advisory services through StepBeyond - a strategy consultancy and a certified B Corporation (revenue/profit generated from sustainable impact). He has studied in Perth, Melbourne and Vietnam and holds a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University and Master of Science (Sustainability) from Curtin University. Adam is also Chair of the Community Arts Network (CAN) Board. Adam is driven toward helping create a shared future we can all be proud of - one project at a time.
Jeff is a Principal Engineer based in Perth Western Australia with 30 years’ experience in pipelines, mining and minerals processing industries. He has expertise in strategic analysis of greenhouse emissions and energy policy, having previously worked in sustainability and remote area energy studies in the Indian Ocean.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a PhD in Chemistry, and is a Fellow of the Institute of engineers. He currently works as a slurry transport and rheology specialist for Clean TeQ Limited.
Denise has a comprehensive knowledge of the legislation and policy for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, restoration and environmental protection in Western Australia. She is a longstanding member of the Threatened Ecological Communities Advisory Committee. Denise provides strategic advice for conservation and environmental projects and has worked for commercial, government and non-government organisations at local, state and international levels. Denise has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Intellectual Property Law with a focus on Traditional Knowledge.
Katherine has an extensive career and passion for all things people, culture and organisation capability. Since completing her Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at RMIT in Melbourne in 2006 she has predominantly worked in the oil and gas and utilities industries in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Most recently she has joined the Digital Innovation industry and is navigating her way through the crazy, fast paced tech world. Katherine is passionate about connecting business, people and communities with sustainability and is excited by the potential for CNCF's work to continue to provide Indigenous employment opportunities.
Jennifer has a diverse range of work experience which includes journalism, publishing, business management and broadacre farming. While farming near Boyup Brook over the past decade, Jennifer has developed her passion for soil health and regenerative agriculture. Since returning to Perth with her family, she has been exploring the potential of sequestering carbon in the soil in the hope of creating an additional source of income for farmers, while also improving the health, productivity and environmental sustainability of farms and rural communities. Jennifer has AICD directorship program and a journalism law unit at Curtin University.
Grahame is an experienced senior executive with the Bureau of Meteorology. He has significant specialist expertise in assessing and communicating natural hazard and climate risks, advising on decision-making under uncertainty, and in appropriately responding to those threats through risk and incident management frameworks. Grahame has a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Masters in Public Administration and is a graduate of AICD.