Gondwana Rainforest Mount Warning World Heritage Site, Australia © Robert Machalk


The Nature Conservancy Australia announces new Managing Director

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Alison Rowe has been appointed as The Nature Conservancy Australia’s new Managing Director. She will join the leadership team in early March 2021.

She has more than 16 years’ experience in environmental sustainability, including global responsibility for strategy development, delivering transformation programs, commercialising new services, consulting, marketing and advocacy.

“I’m excited to join the dynamic team at The Nature Conservancy, that has a science-driven, innovative approach to addressing the most important environmental challenges facing Australia,” Alison said.

“The Nature Conservancy is part of an international movement to create a world where people and nature can thrive. I’m looking forward to helping strengthen Australia’s contribution to addressing climate change; protecting Australia’s unique and threatened oceans, lands and freshwater and rebuilding critically endangered ecosystems.”

The Nature Conservancy Australia Advisory Board Chair, Robert McLean welcomed Alison to the role.

“Across her work in energy, transport, infrastructure and technology in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, Alison has led with a strong focus on values, relationships and collaborative partnerships,” Robert said.

“These are crucial attributes to The Nature Conservancy Australia, and our work to solve the Earth’s biggest environmental challenges.”

Alison is the Chair of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia and has held numerous board positions in environmental sustainability not for profits.   

She completed the Business and Environment program through Cambridge University, holds an MBA, a Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Management and is a Williamson Fellow. 

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.