James 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 GreenCollar Group, 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 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.
Dave is a senior member of the GreenCollar 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.
Jenny 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 GreenCollar.
Simon is an environmental markets professional focused on structuring & managing carbon projects and developing tools for analysis. He has designed over 70 projects across Australia and South East Asia. Simon’s area of interest centres on the design and use of markets to drive commercial solutions to modern sustainability issues. This includes a concentration on the land sector, specifically how environmental and agricultural systems can co-generate revenue.
Simon completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Canberra, then Masters at The University of New South Wales in Environmental Management. He specialised in environmental economics and markets, receiving the EIANZ award for academic excellence upon graduation. In 2015 Simon represented GreenCollar Group at Winrock International in Washington DC.
Jonathan has been the Financial and Operations Manager for GreenCollar since 2011 and is currently studying Environmental Management and Geography at Macquarie University. He has an extensive background in operational management and currently heads GreenCollar’s research field teams. Jonathan has experience in targeted biomass surveying within North Western NSW and with destructive sampling procedures.
Raphael started his career as a geologist, working across Australia and the South Pacific in coal and base metal exploration, with additional gold mining experience in the Northern Territory. In 1999 Raf moved into retail and institutional stockbroking, initially specialising in mining and resources before diversifying into a range of retail investment markets. He worked as an investment adviser and portfolio manager. From 2010 to 2015 Raf worked for the Federal Government advising on renewable energy and carbon markets, specifically the Renewable Energy Target and Emissions Reduction Fund. Raphael is regarded as a key Clean Energy Market specialists and has a passion for creating deep and liquid environmental markets to support commercial investment in the sectors.
Leigh Mackie – Senior Monitoring Manager
Leigh completed her Bachelor of Environment in 2013, majoring in fluvial geomorphology at Macquarie University. Since then, she has worked with GreenCollar both in the field team and in head office, managing the monitoring program for native forest protection projects. Leigh coordinates ongoing project monitoring, field observation, landholder communication and geospatial analysis, working closely with landholders to maintain and enhance carbon stocks and biodiversity in project areas. This is achieved through land management actions, including feral animal abundance surveys, grazing pressure studies and fire risk management.
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.