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.
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.
Shauna 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.
Mark joined AWC as General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2021. Mark’s 25 years of professional experience spans the resource, construction, and engineering industries, as well as law firms in Perth and London. Mark holds degrees in Law and Arts.
Amy leads fundraising and development for AWC. Amy has a highly credible reputation for delivering major impacts across the conservation, health, education and legal sectors in Australia. She has enabled the investment of some $500million into these sectors by creating mutual investment partnerships with public & private sectors and building major philanthropic programs. Amy joined the ‘for purpose’ sector in 2008, following a 15-year background in law and commercial development. Amy is currently a Board Member of the Ngangk Yira Centre for Aboriginal Health and Social Equity and prior to joining AWC she was the Director of Advancement at Murdoch University. She has chaired several philanthropic Foundations in Australia and advised multiple high-profile organisations and individuals on revenue maximisation for purpose. Amy is a graduate of the Oxford University Said Business School, is an internationally accredited fundraising executive, and has post-graduate qualifications in executive leadership, project management and law.
James is responsible for the Operations team at AWC, joining in 2019. James was formerly the inaugural General Manager of the RAC’s Parks & Resorts division and prior to this an Executive Director of Tourism Western Australia. James has a Masters Degree in Urban Planning, Honours degree in Geography and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment.
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.
Ava leads communications and marketing for AWC. Ava is an award-winning communications specialist with a reputable career leading global agencies and working with high profile brands. Alongside her corporate career, Ava has volunteered her skills to the non-profit sectors and was one on the board of the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases. Ava joined AWC as leader of AWC’s marketing and communications in September 2020 before joining the Executive Team in early 2022.
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.
Tim White leads national operations and land management for AWC. Tim is a highly experienced conservation land manager with almost three decades practising contemporary land management across Australia, particularly in Far North Queensland. Tim’s impressive career includes 17 years managing national parks in Far North Queensland and on the Cape York Peninsula with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service before joining AWC, where he has held various leadership positions including Regional Operations Manager, North East. Over the last decade, Tim has had carriage of significant partnerships including with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Bullo River Station, and has led key conservation infrastructure projects such as the feral predator-free fence at Mount Zero–Taravale Wildlife Sanctuary which will enable the reintroduction of the endangered Northern Bettong. In 2022, Tim was promoted into the Chief Operations Officer role and joined the Executive Team.