Last updated: 23 March 2017


David Ross (Director - Central Land Council)

David Ross (Director - Central Land Council)

Allan Cooney (former Station Leader Casey - Australian Antarctic Division)

Allan Cooney (former Station Leader Casey - Australian Antarctic Division)



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 (N'gari) in Queensland. I live in Alice Springs.


0427 013 318 |

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.


0437 827 881 |



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Like all Melburnians, I ended up in Alice Springs and worked at the Central Land Council as a lawyer from 2004-2008. I learnt about Aboriginal land and things that are important to Aboriginal people. It challenged me to get outside my little box and think about what I really value. I loved the country.

Changing gears, I moved to Canberra to help the Government establish Australia’s carbon offsets scheme, the Carbon Farming Initiative, from 2009-2013. As part of the legislation team, I worked with the Indigenous sector to develop the provisions around Aboriginal land and native title.

Combining this experience, I help Aboriginal Carbon Fund to advise Aboriginal carbon projects. I am interested in projects that rebalance how we manage our land and build in sustainable social outcomes for people living in remote places. I can also provide financial and legal advice if required.

Please give me a call if you want to talk your carbon project or ideas, Aboriginal land and native title, or the Carlton Blues! I live in Melbourne.


0400 250 714 |



I am a descendent of the Bunitj Clan located in the North Eastern region of Kakadu National Park and have lived and worked in Kakadu for the past 30 years.  I have worked in many different service areas, including Environment Australia, Kakadu Tourism, CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre (TERC), Gagudju Association and the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation.

I am a highly motivated and have established my own companies along the way which have in turn provided employment opportunities for other local Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people living on country. My businesses include electrical contracting, housing maintenance, feral animal removal, Aboriginal ecosystem knowledge in tourism training and Aboriginal ecosystem services for the mining industry.

I am currently providing services to the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation through the Aboriginal Carbon Fund to assist in setting up the Kakadu Savanna Burning project.


0419 824 837 |



0404 483 568 |


nerissa walton (nereus consulting)

0411 447 723 |



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, Jeremy holds authorised representative 1240369 under AFSL 425512 held by Australian Carbon Traders Pty Ltd.

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.

For clients needing legal advice, Jeremy is a registered legal sole practitioner and can provide advice to AbCF. Anyone providing legal advice to clients must be a registered legal practitioner.