Ian Rawlings (Chairman)
Chairman since 2011, Ian has a lifelong passion for all things environmental, in particular sustainable building. He is the CEO for Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd, which is committed to seeing the Aboriginal people of central Western Australia gaining property rights over their ancestral country. Ian was on the Board of Men of the Trees for seven years
Ray Wilson (Executive Director)
Ray has a diverse background in the agricultural and corporate agribusiness sector. His experience includes agricultural economist roles in the corporate farming sector and CEO position with a horticultural production, marketing and export business. Ray has held State Manager positions in commercial and rural banking, including Elders Rural Bank and Landmark. He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics and a Masters of Business.
Richard West (Treasurer)
BA, MAcc, MSc(Mineral Economics), JP, FCPA, FIPA, GIA (Cert). Ric was formerly the Chief Financial Officer with Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd, and from 3 October 2016 Mr West re-established his own specialised audit practice. An accountant with extensive experience with Not-For-Profit organisations, Ric is one of the Trustees of Carbon Neutral's Gift Fund.
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.
Following a 10 year career in rubber and plastics engineering, design and manufacture, Brian emigrated from the UK to Australia in 1983. His interest in technology led him into publishing. In 1992 Brian formed Resolutions to provide specialist publishing and communication services to the Australian resource sectors. Resolutions has been carbon neutral since 2007.
Jeff is a Principal Engineer with SKM, with special expertise in strategic analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and energy policy. He has also led remote area energy studies for locations in the Indian Ocean. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a PhD and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a member of the Mechanical and Education subcommittees of Engineers Australia (WA). He is on the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Western Australia.
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 Staniforth Smith
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.
Grahame is an experienced meteorologist and senior manager 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 inappropriately responding to those risks through risk and incident management frameworks. Grahame has a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Masters in Public Administration and is a graduate of AICD.