Our experienced executive team are based both in our Perth Head Office and in strategic locations across Australia. They lead our scientific and operational teams to ensure excellence in the delivery of our programs.
Tim joined AWC in 2011 as the National Operations Manager. In this time, Tim led the delivery of major projects and innovative new partnerships. Prior to AWC, Tim was General Manager of ALS Industrial, an engineering and laboratory services testing services company, and he also worked in various construction and project management roles in the energy, water resources and defence sectors. Tim also spent 10 years in the Royal Australian Navy. Tim was appointed AWC’s Chief Executive Officer late 2018, and leads the organisation from Perth.
National Science & Conservation Manager Dr John Kanowski
John has a BApSc (Hons) and BA (English Literature), and completed his PhD in the Ecology of rainforest possums and tree-kangaroos, before working as a Research Fellow investigating the biodiversity value of rainforest restoration projects. John joined AWC in 2008 as a Regional Ecologist, and since 2014 has managed AWC’s science program.
André is a Chartered Accountant who worked in public practice for many years in Australia before moving to London where he worked as a Management Accountant for the BBC and as a Finance Manager for Microsoft. Since returning to Australia in 2010, André joined AWC as Finance Manager, and now leads AWC’s finance, human resources and information technology teams.
Meaghan has a Masters of HR and Bachelor of Commerce (Major HR, Sub Major Accounting & Law). Growing up in Melbourne, Meaghan relocated to Perth in 2007 and has worked in various HR roles in the resources sector. Joining AWC in 2014, Meaghan manages the organisations human resources functions across the country.
Ruth joined AWC as Legal Counsel in 2016. Prior to AWC, Ruth worked with a number of major law firms, and in senior legal and company secretarial roles at Wesfarmers. Ruth holds degrees in Law and Economics from the Australian National University, and is a Certificated Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Shauna heads up fundraising and development for AWC and is one of AWC’s longest serving staff members. Prior to joining AWC in 2006, Shauna was Executive Director, IQPC, Sydney – a global conference organisation – where she gained 10 years’ commercial experience. Prior to that, she practiced law for a well-established Sydney law firm. Shauna has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law from the University of Sydney.