STAFF

ROWAN FOLEY (GENERAL MANAGER)

I am a Ranger by trade first coming to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park shortly after hand back in 1989. I later returned with my family to once again live at Mutitjulu, this time as the Park Manager. Working with the Board and park staff we  successfully developed the $21m sunrise area, established the Mala (Hare Wallaby) paddock  and introduced the summer seasonal closure of the climb.

In between time at the rock, I worked for the Kimberley Land Council in 1995 as their first Land Management Officer where I negotiated the first Indigenous Protected Area at Paruku (Lake Gregory) in WA and with a National Heritage Trust Co-ordinator established their Land and Sea Management Unit.

As the CFI was being developed in 2010-11 I worked with a dedicated team of people to ensure Indigenous interests were acknowledged and supported through the establishment of the $22m Indigenous Carbon Farming Fund, a co-benefits report and Indigenous Negotiation Roundtables with the Australian Government.  

I come from the Wondunna clan of the Badtjala people, Traditional Owners of Fraser Island (K'gari) in Queensland. I live in Alice Springs.

Rowan

0427 013 318 | rowan@abcfund.com.au

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barry hunter (regional manager)

I am a decendant from the Djabugay speaking people of Cairns Hinterland. Having grown up in the rainforest near Kuranda, I have always had a keen interest in land management and cultural heritage.

I have over 27 years experience in Aboriginal affairs, especially in areas of land, natural and cultural resource management, and community development and community capacity building and planning. I have particular expertise in engaging with Aboriginal communities to build relationships, plan native title negotiations and implement community development projects. My experience ranges across employment in Queensland, the Australian Public Service, not-for-profits in the community sector, and as a consultant.

I have a real passion for innovative projects that are Aboriginal community developed and owned. I believe that wealth creation and breaking the welfare chains are critical components. My work with the Aboriginal Carbon Fund meets exactly those aspirations and challenges.

Barry

0437 827 881 | barry@abcfund.com.au

 

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Lauren Bowyer              

(community development officer

Marketing & Media Manager)

I am a Yuku-Baja-Muliku woman from the Annan River/Archer Point area just south of Cooktown, I also have cultural ties to the Laura region through my Mother’s Mother.

I grew up in a remote mining camp north of Hope Vale known as Cape Flattery Silica Mine which is owned by the Mitsubishi Corporation.

In the past, I have had experience working as a Labourer, Employment Consultant, Assistant Nurse, Indigenous Ranger and Project Coordinator and I have had the privilege to sit on various boards such as the Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) for Cape York as well as the Cape York Turtle and Dugong Taskforce during its initial set up phase.

To date, I feel my greatest achievement has been writing the Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement (TUMRA) for my family’s ranger program and being part of an Elder led agreement, which implemented a moratorium of traditional hunting over our sea country to address the issues of the rapidly declining numbers of turtle and dugong as well as poaching.

My passion always has been and always will be Indigenous Land & Sea Management as well as Indigenous Women’s Empowerment.

I feel that, within my new role of Community Development Officer for the Aboriginal Carbon Fund, I will be able to satisfy my personal and professional goals and grow as an individual.

Lauren

0477 181 076 | lauren@abcfund.com.au

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Carol Mosley

(Coordinator Financial & Administrative Services)

*PROFILE TO BE ADDED*

Carol

(07) 4031 7756 | accounts@abcfund.com.au

 

EXPERT ADVICE

Aboriginal Carbon Fund also draws on other qualified experts as required to meet industry standards and add value to our work.

For clients needing financial advice about selling their carbon credits, we use Australian Carbon Traders Pty Ltd AFSL 425512.

Please note anyone providing financial advice about carbon credits such as what the price might be or dealing in carbon units must have an Australian Financial Services Licence with appropriate authorisations.

ASSOCIATES

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Peter Harm - Cairns

A Cairns, Queensland resident who set up Peter Harm Consulting in 2016 after 42 years working for the Commonwealth Bank. I am a specialist in banking and finance and my aim is to apply knowledge and experience to influence better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

During the  last six years of my CommBank career I was in an Executive Manager specialist role working with internal and external stakeholders to improve financial inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders peoples and to deliver the Reconciliation Action Plan commitments for the Commonwealth Bank.

My role here at AbCF is to connect and influence Corporations to purchase carbon credits from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carbon project owners and to build relationships with Traditional Owners and Communities and to fully understand the core benefits that make such a significant positive impact on the ground in these Communities.

Peter

0404 483 568 | peter@abcfund.com.au

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Lisa McMurray - Sydney

I am an experienced consultant and international development specialist with extensive experience in non-government (NGO) health, overseas aid and Australian Indigenous community development initiatives. My skills-set and experience are in the areas of research, facilitation, program design, monitoring, evaluation and learning (DMEL) and stakeholder and partnership management. I’m passionate about program effectiveness best-practice that genuinely puts decision-making in the hands of people that it impacts the most. 

I first came into contact with Aboriginal Carbon Fund in 2014, whilst facilitating a meeting of Aboriginal organisations at Ross River, outside Alice Springs.   At the time I was in a DMEL role at Caritas Australia.  In 2016 we began to work on the Core Benefit Standard and I came on board with AbCF early 2018 to dedicate my time to the implementation and continued learning and improvement around this unique and exciting peer to peer verification approach.

Lisa

0438 221 723 | lisa@abcfund.com.au