(NSW) National Director
Stuart grew up on the NSW Mid-North Coast in a banana farming family. He has a BSc (Hons) in ecology, a PhD in the ecology of water plants in the Murray River and a Masters in Environmental Law. He has 19 years’ experience working for Australian and international community environmental organisations in the Murray-Darling Basin and Northern Australia, for the NSW NPWS, as well as in restoration ecology in France’s Camargue wetlands. He has authored and co-authored research papers and reports in river and wetland ecology and conservation, hydrological modelling, renewable energy, marine and freshwater protected areas, and sustainable development. Stuart was recently CEO of Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia, based in Newcastle. He was an independent candidate for the NT electorate of Nightcliff in 2012. Stuart works as the Australian Forest and Woodland Conservation Policy Manager at WWF-Australia where he raises awareness and advocates to decision makers and key stakeholders the importance of ending excessive tree clearing in NSW and Queensland.
Stuart is a founding member of the board of directors of A Rocha Australia