Beachmere Queensland, Australia © Lisa Fishwick


Dr Gordon de Brouwer joins our Board

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  • Tony Jupp
    Associate Director of Communications
    The Nature Conservancy Australia

Respected former public servant Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM has joined the Australian advisory board of The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organisation. Dr de Brouwer is the immediate past Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy.

Making the announcement today, Board Chairman Rob McLean AM said, “we’re extremely fortunate to have Gordon join the Advisor Board as a Trustee. His outstanding career experience as an economist and leader in environmental policy will be extremely valuable.”

Dr de Brouwer has over 30 years’ experience in public policy in senior leadership positions. Former positions also include the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Associate Secretary) and Treasury (Visiting Professor, Assistant Secretary and First Assistant Secretary). He has also held very senior positions at the Australian National University and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Country Director for The Nature Conservancy in Australia, Rich Gilmore also welcomed the  appointment. “Gordon’s professional policy expertise in natural resource management, climate change and energy policy will be particularly important for our work in Australia,” said Gilmore.

Dr de Bouwer said he was looking forward to serving on the Board. “The Nature Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation organisation. I’m really thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to offer my experience and knowledge in a voluntary capacity to assist The Nature Conservancy undertake the really important and highly impactful work it is doing here in Australia like restoring shellfish reefs, tackling climate change and finding sustainable uses for the natural resources of the Murray-Darling Basin.”

For further information on the membership of our Advisory Board visit  the Volunteer Leadership section of the Our People webpage.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organisation dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we focus on getting things done efficiently and with the greatest positive impact for conservation. We’re a trusted organisation working in more than 70 countries and territories around the world on innovative solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Australia, follow us on Facebook.