Green Cross Australia is developing a world class Board of Directors.
Our impressive Board of Directors includes exceptional leaders who share our vision, from a diverse range of backgrounds including business, academia, law, insurance, digital strategy, public policy, ecology and philanthropy.
These individuals are determined to make Green Cross Australia a vibrant and effective organisation.
Find out more about our Board of Directors by selecting a name below.
Dr Ash was appointed to the Board on 22 June 2010. He is a senior research scientist in CSIRO and was from 2007 until April 2013 the Director of the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship. Dr Ash was the inaugural Director of the Flagship, setting its research directions and leading research partnerships with government, industries and communities. Dr Ash has a keen interest in better integrating our understanding of climate science with decision-making and developing ways to mainstream climate adaptation into policy and industry. Throughout his career, a feature of Dr Ash's research has been a systems approach that strives to examine both biophysical and management aspects of environmental sustainability.
Clem is actively involved with global sustainability with his work at the EcoCentre, Griffith University, as chair of Earth Charter Australia and involvement with Earth Dialogues 2006 Brisbane.
Clem graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree and worked as an Agricultural Economist and Research Development Officer in western and regional areas of Queensland.
Clem was elected to the Parliament of Queensland as the Member for Bundaberg. He was elected five times and retired undefeated in 1998. He served as the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees and was a member of ministerial committees including Finance, Primary Industries, Health and Education.
Clem has served as a member of the Central Queensland University Council, is currently the chair of Earth Charter Australia and a Director of Football Queensland.
Kym Collins was the previous Chairman and a Director of Tarong Energy Corporation since 2005. Kym is now a director of Stanwell Corporation, Queensland's largest generator of electricity from coal, gas and hydro fuel sources.
An experienced electrical engineer and project manager from the commercial construction industry, Kym has led Siemens Ltd Building Automation in Queensland.
Kym has also served as a committee member of the Institute of Hospital Engineers, Little Athletics, St. Aidan's Old Girls Association and C&K Kindergartens.
Kym has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Master of Business Administration, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.
Kym is currently Deputy Chair of Green Cross Australia's Board of Directors.
Professor Paul Hardisty is Executive Director for Sustainability and EcoNomicsTM for WorleyParsons, one of the world's largest engineering companies.
He has spent over 20 years advising industry and government on environmental strategy and sustainability, with a focus on the economics of environmental protection.
Paul is a visiting professor in Environmental Engineering and at Imperial College London and an adjunct professor at the University of Western Australia School of Business, where he teaches sustainability and climate change to MBA students.
He is the author of a recent book, The Economics of Groundwater Protection and Remediation, and his new book The Economics of Environmental Protection: Quantifying Sustainability in Industry.
Paul is a member of the Waste Management Authority of Western Australia, advising the Minister of Environment.
Bruce is Deputy Chairman of the board of Regional Arts Victoria, and a board member of Green Cross Australia and OutdoorsVictoria.
He is an occasional presenter on radio, and is a highly regarded speaker on public safety leadership, resilience, community engagement and the future direction of emergency management
The former, and first, Victorian Emergency Services Commissioner (a position he held for 10 years), he held senior positions in emergency management in Victoria for over 20 years. He was awarded the Centenary Medal for his public service in the emergency management sector, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia(IPAA) and a fellow of Emergency Media and Public Affairs Ltd.
Bruce was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours list in 2013 for significant service to the emergency management sector in Victoria.
He was a passionate advocate for an inclusive approach to emergency management, and encouraged and developed, collaborative partnerships between community, all levels of government, the emergency services and the private sector.
Bruce maintains an ongoing commitment to the emergency management sector and holds a vision for progressive emergency management arrangements where communities are not passive recipients of services, but active participants in their own safety planning and decision making.
He is also a strong supporter of greater use of technology, believing it can not only improve public safety outcomes, but also, in a networked society, support greater social connectedness and inclusion.
He continues to work closely with the outdoor sector, and is a strong believer in both the value of outdoor participation in creating healthier and safer individuals and communities, and the economic benefits of a strong and vibrant outdoor industry.
He has spoken of the public safety risks associated with climate change and the need for communities to plan and adapt for a number of years and remains a committed advocate for change in the emergency management sector.
Bruce is a committed photographer and sculptor and is a very passionate advocate and frequent speaker on the roles art can play in assisting individuals and communities rebuild their lives after trauma.
Paul Zealand has more than 35 years of oil and gas industry experience in marine, exploration, production, refining and strategy development.
Paul is Origin Energy's Chief Executive Officer for the Upstream division and manages Origin's portfolio of oil and gas assets in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally including Australia's largest coal seam gas resources in Central Queensland. He is also responsible for Origin's exploration activities focused on the long-term growth and development of the Upstream business.
Paul is a Vice President of the Queensland Resources Council.
Prior to joining Origin in 2005, Paul was Country Chairman for the Shell Companies in New Zealand, and also General Manager for the Shell Todd Operating Services (STOS) Company. During his 25 years with Shell, Paul also held positions in various locations in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
In life outside work, Paul is a car enthusiast and enjoys travel, walking, skiing and water sports.
Mr Pfeiffer was appointed to the Board on 8 May 2012. He is Executive General Manager Asset Management for Ergon Energy. He has more than 29 years experience in electricity utility industries including 10 years as General Manager Regulatory Affairs for Ergon Energy where he had overall responsibility for the regulatory functions of both Ergon Energy's Distribution and Retail activities and more recently as the GM Alternative Energy Solutions for Ergon Energy where he had accountability for developing a range of alternative approaches to traditional energy supply methods.
Mr Pfeiffer holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Adelaide University and a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, A Registered Professional Engineer Queensland and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Special Responsibilities - Mr Pfeiffer is a member of the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.
Rob is a George Patterson Y&R's National Digital Director, overseeing all five offices.
He has over 18 years experience creating, managing and delivering strategically smart, highly creative, digital solutions for a wide range of clients including Suncorp, Cadbury, Australian Defence Force, Team Vodafone, AFL, Telstra, Microsoft, BBC, Calvin Klein, Omega Watches, Rolls Royce, Fujifilm and State and Local Governments.
Rob has an employment history that spans the creative field, development and strategy. He sits on George Patterson's national executive board.