Keynote speakers

 

Keith Bradby

CEO 
Gondwana Ltd

Keith Bradby  is currently Chief Executive Officer of Gondwana Ltd and Chair WA Landcare Network Inc. Keith is a long-time advocate for the ecological values of south-western Australia.  He has been involved with the landcare movement since its inception, and has had roles with his local landcare groups, in managing government programs and developing key government policies affecting landcare. As a businessman he has operated beekeeping and native seed businesses, consulted to the mining sector and worked in local enterprise development. He conspired with friends to establish the Gondwana program in 2002.  Keith was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2015 for service to conservation and the environment in Western Australia.


Matthew ClarkMatthew Clark

Policy Manager
New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage

Matthew Clark is a policy manager in the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage with a professional background in social policy. From 2006 to 2015, Matthew worked in policy development at the Department of Premier and Cabinet including on refugee settlement and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. In 2015, Matthew joined the team developing the NSW coastal management reforms and was appointed acting director for coastal policy from late 2016 to mid-2017.

 

Naomi Edwards

Naomi Edwards is a disrupter of institutions. Her honest opinions have inspired thought provoking conversations on how to re-think ways we tackle wicked problems.

Having found herself being deeply caught inside the web of decision-making circles and institutional networks responsible for coastal and natural resource management, it’s of no surprise that she is currently researching a Phd about coastal management professionals and their engagement in institutions at Griffith University. She is a leader for sustainability fellow from the United Nations University, and in 2016 was awarded as a National Young Landcare champion and ambassador for her commitment to social and environmental justice. 

She is highly regarded for multiple award-winning coastal and natural resource management initiatives that engage the community in different ways. Her most recent transformational engagement adventure is Intrepid Landcare, a national organisation that connects and inspires young people to act and lead with Landcare.

 

Greg Fisk

National Practice Leader (Environment)
BMT WBM Pty Ltd

Greg is the Market Lead for environment studies at marine science consultancy BMT, based in Brisbane.  With over 20 years of public and private sector experience in Australia, the US and the UK, Greg has a keen interest in all matters within and neighbouring the foreshore.  He has extensive experience working with local governments in estuary, coastal zone and climate change studies as well as marine planning and port dredging projects.  Some of his current projects include involvement in State Government reforms to the management of the marine estate in New South Wales and coastal hazard adaptation strategies being developed by local governments across Queensland.    

 

Adrian Ward

Program Director
Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

Dr Adrian Ward is an ecological economist and Program Director (Natural Capital) at the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. He has spent the last decade or so working in government, industry and not-for-profit organisations focused on carbon and green financing and sustainable natural resource management in Australia and internationally.