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OUR TEAM

KAREN MAY
Chief Executive Officer

Karen leads the organisation and works closely with the Board on the strategic direction and governance of TNRM and leads the staff team in the  organisation's business and operational management. 

ANN PALMER
Business Manager

Ann works closely with administrative staff and TNRM’s Regional Coordinators in managing contracts and operations. Prior to working in business administration, Ann worked in the crocodile industry for twenty years, which led to her passion for sustainable farming. She joined the TNRM team in 2009. 

ALAN ROE
Program Manager

Alan joined the TNRM team in May 2017 to support the overall delivery of programs and implementation of the Territory NRM plan. Alan brings 25 years of experience working on issues of sustainable production and conservation - both in Northern Australia and internationally.  His PhD degree focused on livestock management and land use.

SUSANNE CASANOVA
Project Officer, West Arnhem & Kakadu Regional Project

Susanne holds a degree in Agricultural Science with honours from the University of Adelaide. She has been working with TNRM since 2014, where she draws people together to achieve wide scale NRM outcomes, through focussing on strengths & common ground between stakeholders.  She currently works alongside Steve Reynolds on TNRM’s 5-year regional project: Protecting West Arnhem Land and Kakadu from invasive species and threatening processes. 

KELLY DIXON
Ecologist and Threatened Species Team Leader

Kelly completed her PhD at Australian National University and has a background as a wildlife ecologist and university lecturer. She has over a decade of experience working with numerous species and land managers in a wide range of Australian ecosystems. Kelly joined TNRM in 2018 and leads the threatened species team, who manage threatened fauna and flora projects across the NT.

CLAIRE BOWRY
NRM Officer, Threatened Species Team

Claire joined the threatened species team in 2021 as a project officer, working with threatened fauna and flora projects across the NT, and as part a project that manages the interface between community cats and wildlife. Claire holds a Masters in Wildlife Health and Conservation from Murdoch University, is a qualified veterinary nurse, and has a broad range of experience working on ecology projects and in animal management.

STEPHEN REYNOLDS
NRM Officer

Stephen trained in Zoology (UWA) and completed his PhD at CDU. He has experience as a herpetologist (with an interest in amphibians), an ornithologist, environmental consultant, researcher, lecturer and field ecologist. He has worked on a variety of NRM projects with ranger groups and extended his knowledge to flora and vegetation. Stephen’s TNRM focus is the Protecting the Natural Values of the Top End project.

ROWENA EASTICK
NRM Officer & Gamba Army Coordinator

Rowena has a background in primary production, crop agronomy and weed management, fields in which she has worked since completing her Bachelor of Rural Science from UNE in 1989 and later a Masters of Tropical Environment Management from CDU. She has worked on a wide range of projects including weed management in farming and grazing systems in the Top End, assessment of weed potential of genetically modified cotton, monitoring of pastoral lease land condition, and development of sustainable farming rotation systems in Cambodia. She is currently the Coordinator of the Gamba Army.

JAMES PIKE
Project Officer - Land for Wildlife, Top End Coordinator

James made the move to the Territory in 2020 to study Environmental Science at Charles Darwin University. With a background in community engagement, James came on board the first run of TNRM’s Gamba Army. Seeing the season out as a Team Leader, James stepped in to assist with reporting and fieldwork for several projects under the TNRM banner and is now in the role of Land for Wildlife – Top End Project Officer. 

DIONNE WALSH
Project Officer, Forage mapping for resilient landscapes

Dionne has 25 years’ experience in applied grazing land management. Originally from SA, she moved to the NT in 2001 to work for the Centralian Land Management Association in Alice Springs and then ran her own consulting business based in Katherine. Most recently she was the Rangeland Program Manager for the NT Department of Primary Industries for 11 years. Dionne joined TNRM in February 2021 as the part-time project officer for the “Forage mapping for resilient landscapes” project.

EMILY HINDS
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

Emily is a long time Territorian with qualifications in Horticulture, Business and Sustainability.

 Emily has many years’ experience in education and community engagement project roles, working for Charles Darwin University, Environment Centre NT and running her own consultancy business where she completes work for Power Water’s Living Water Smart program. Emily joined TNRM in March in a part time capacity as the NT’s Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator, (RALF). Emily shares the RALF role at TNRM with her Climate Project officer position with the University of Southern Queensland.  Emily brings her passion for soils, climate, and the NT’s landscapes, flora and fauna to the NT Soils consortium projects.

TONY SCHULTZ
Project Officer

Tony joined TNRM in September 2021 as the Pastoral Officer. He holds a degree in Environmental Science and Associate Diploma of Forestry from the University of Queensland, and brings with him over 20 years’ experience in coordinating Land Management and Rehabilitation programs across the Northern Territory. Tony has a passion for the implementation of sustainable land uses for conservation outcomes.

LEANNE MILES
Communication Manager

Leanne Miles joined the TNRM Team in 2021 as Communication Manager.

KELLY AHERNE
Finance Manager

Kelly deals with the financial accounting and reporting and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Business Manager. 

ANISHA ANGELROTH
Events Officer

Anisha has lived in the Territory since 2010, in Alice Springs, on the Tiwi Islands and in Darwin.

As part of the Business, Information and Communications team at TNRM she is engaged in media and communications as well as audience engagement and event coordination.

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