James Schultz is the CEO of GCS. He has extensive experience advising governments, international development and financing organisations and the private sector in the development and implementation of climate change adaptation/mitigation strategies and environment and natural resource management investment programs. Prior to joining GCS, James worked for the World Bank, the African Union and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.
He has a background in anthropology, ecology, economics and international relations and holds degrees from the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney.
Lewis Tyndall is the director of GCS Legal and Compliance. He has advised governments and major corporations in SE Asia for 20 years in relation to emissions related and environmental problems. He has been a director of several public companies and has practised as a barrister for 20 years in equity, commercial and environmental law.
Lewis has developed a range of protocols, policies, and strategies for compliance with the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative. Lewis speaks widely in Australia and overseas on environmental markets, the carbon economy and the carbon farming initiative.
Simon Ingram is a Senior Environmental Manager at GCS and has expertise in the technical analysis, development and implementation of projects relating to environmental markets and natural resource management. Having worked across corporate, government, and academic fields, Simon has a strong understanding of the requirements of undertaking research and development in the environmental industry.
Simon specialises in the technical aspects of environmental management and has developed projects, tools and methodologies for land based projects. At both an international and domestic level he has undertaken Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis and spatial analysis of natural environments, particularly relating to forests. He has also engaged in multidisciplinary environmental research at both a corporate and academic level. Simon has a background in environmental management, geography, economics and communications and has a Master of Environmental Management from UNSW.
Jenny Sinclair is an experienced ecologist with extensive research, lecturing and project management experience. She has carried out research in terrestrial, aquatic and marine environments on a diverse range of projects covering conservation, ecology, genetics, population demography, behaviour and evolution. She specialises in research and management of ecology projects in remote locations such as Antarctica, Eastern Mexican ranges, central Australian rangelands, remote Western Australia coastlines and sub-Antarctic territories.
Jenny has worked with indigenous communities to improve environmental management in Eastern Mexican Ranges and Central Australian Rangelands. She has a background in ecology, evolution, environmental management and philosophy and holds an Honors Degree from University of Texas at Austin and a PhD from Macquarie University. Jenny is the Coordinator of the Master of Conservation Biology program at UNSW and the Research Manager at GCS.
David Viner has a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Political Science and Environmental Policy from the University of Queensland, as well as a Graduate Bachelor of Education from the University of Canberra. He has experience working in industrial rope access, coordinating teams and managing the logistics in difficult work environments. He has trained teams and individuals in safe working practises and rescue methods. David works as a field researcher for GCS.
Dave Moore is a senior member of the GCS Legal and Compliance team having joined in 2012. He holds a juris doctor from the University of New South Wales and is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW. Dave has extensive experience navigating land sector based projects through the legal and regulatory landscape of the Commonwealths Carbon Farming Initiative.
Prior to studying law Dave spent 10 years working for major investments banks both domestically and overseas. His main areas of focus were listed and non-listed structured transactions to institutional and professional investors covering a range of asset classes.
Having worked extensively in the corporate sector, Dave has a critical understanding of the complex regulatory and commercial environment which projects must navigate to achieve commercial success. Dave also holds a Media and Communications degree majoring in Political Science from the University of New South Wales.
Jonathan Schultz has been the Financial and Operations Manager for GCS since 2011 and is currently studying Environmental Management and Geography at Macquarie University. He has an extensive background in operational management and currently heads GCS’s research field teams. Jonathan has experience in targeted biomass surveying within North Western NSW and with destructive sampling procedures.
Marta Ruiz-Colmenero is an Environmental Science graduate with a PhD in soil science. Her research focuses on the assessment of soil surface condition, erosion and runoff and understanding how the interaction between soil and plants affect water balance and soil physical parameters. Marta has extensive field experience in semi-arid areas and is interested in the impact of human use of soil, and the assessment of different land management strategies to promote sustainable land use.
Rhes Luders is a qualified electronics technician with a Certificate III in Electronics and Communications. He has extensive experience repairing electronic equipment, communication systems setup and providing clients with audiovisual installations. Rhes is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys rock climbing, camping and bush walking.
Russell Logan, Corporate Culcha belongs to the Coodginburra clan of the Bundjalung Nation; he was born in Brisbane, Queensland and raised on the Tweed Coast of NSW, Australia. Russell is the Co – founder WICEEDO and Corporate Culcha. He has a diverse professional background. He has developed and delivered indigenous training, employment, education and housing projects for the Australian Public Service in locations throughout Australia.
Whilst working as Indigenous Employment Coordinator for NSW Department of Housing he was responsible for a record number of indigenous recruits and instigated successful retention tactics through the development of an Indigenous Employment Strategy. As a result, in 1997 Russell was awarded the NSW Premier’s award for Indigenous Employment Excellence. He was considered an authority in Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training within the Public Service and was a part time teacher at Kingscliff TAFE, delivering the Indigenous Conservation and Land Management course.
Russell is a leader in the Tweed Aboriginal Community, working tirelessly to improve the lives of indigenous people. He is committed to achieving self determination through economic sustainability with cultural integrity.