Meet the Board

Michael Coleman is a Company Director and consultant. He is Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Macquarie Group Limited; member of the Audit Committee of the Reserve Bank of Australia; Chairman of the Federal Government’s Financial Reporting Council; Chair of the Reporting Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD); Divisional Councillor for the AICD’s NSW Division; Adjunct Professor at the Australian School of Business, UNSW; Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Accounting and Assurance Services Research, UNSW; Director/Treasurer of Osteoporosis Australia and Director of the Belvoir Street Theatre Foundation.

Michael holds Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Commerce from UNSW. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Non-Executive Director & Deputy Chair BEc (Hons) MEc (Hons) MBA

Lyndell Fraser has had senior executive appointments in the education, insurance and banking sectors. She is currently engaged in doctoral studies and holds degrees in economics and business administration.

Non-Executive Director

Dr Andrew Johnson is the CEO of the Bureau of Meteorology. For nearly a decade Dr Johnson was a member of the CSIRO Executive Team where he led the organisation's water, land, atmospheric, marine, biodiversity and urban research. He is a Councillor of the Queensland Futures Institute and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Australian Agricultural Company. He is a former Non-Executive Director of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Reef and Rainforest Research Pty Ltd and CSIRO Chile, where he was Deputy Chairman and Vice President.

Dr Johnson has served on the Governing Council of the world-renowned International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna and as a member International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. He has also Chaired the Expert Advisory Council for the Northern Australia Ministerial Forum, been a member of the Prime Minister's Northern Australia Land and Water Task Force, a Governor of the Western Australia Marine Science Institution, Co-Chaired an Australian Government review of environmental performance matters in the Port of Gladstone, Co-Chaired the Supervisory Committee of the Australian Centre for Weather and Climate Research and served as a member of the Reef 2050 Advisory Committee.

Dr Johnson has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) and PhD from the University of Queensland and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he was a Rotary Foundation Scholar. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technical Sciences and Engineering and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Non-Executive Director

Phil is Managing Director of Australian Ethical Investment Australia's leading ethical superannuation and investment company and has over 30 years' experience in financial services. He is also a Director of industry association the Responsible Investment Association of Australia and environmental not-for-profit Beyond Zero Emissions. Phil is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Non-Executive Director

Howard is an experienced marketing research professional specialising in innovations, brands and communications. After working in the UK, New Zealand and Australia and finding research was too often 'average' and not actionable Howard founded Pollinate. Howard is also a founding director of leading advocacy agency Social Soup. Howard is a sought after public speaker and expert facilitator who revels in enthusing a crowd and running co-creation workshops to create breakthrough change.

Non-Executive Director

Gillian is an experienced company director, chair and CEO with a strong international commercial background. Her career has spanned the private and public sector and included financial & professional services, technology commercialisation, FMCG, health and education. She holds law degrees from Sydney and Harvard Universities, is qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Since 2005 Gillian has worked professionally as an executive coach & mentor.

Non-Executive Director

David is an experienced strategy and commercial advisor who currently works at the CSIRO helping some of Australia's best research teams take their science and technologies from the laboratory into real world outcomes. Prior to this David has also worked in Corporate Strategy for CSIRO, Business Development for KPMG and taught strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney.

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Paul was appointed CEO in June 2010. He has worked in the environmental field for more than 25 years as an environmental researcher, retailer, writer and ethical investment fund manager. Paul was one of the original co-founders of Planet Ark in 1992 and, apart from a short period in 2010, has been a Director of Planet Ark ever since. Prior to working in the environmental field Paul spent 11 years in the financial services industry in research and advising roles.

In 1986 Paul co-founded Australian Ethical Investment Ltd, which is Australia's first socially responsible fund manager with now over $1.5B under management. In 1990 he also co-founded Australia's first environmental retailer, The Cleanhouse Effect.

Paul is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sits on the Australian Packaging Covenant Council and the NSW Environmental Trust's Waste and Recycling Subcommittee.

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