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.

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.

CASEY HAWKEY
Project Officer

 Casey has a Master’s of Environmental Management completed through CDU and is experienced in Natural Resource Management - primarily water resource management, rehabilitation and environmental impact assessment. Casey has worked within a variety of landscapes across Australia as well as abroad in Jordan, South Africa, Mongolia and Canada on projects ranging from conservation, agricultural, extractives, forestry and urban/rural development. Casey joined TNRM in February 2021, working across the NT, on projects focusing on improved efficiency, sustainability and management of natural resources, particularly within the pastoral industry.

SUSANNE CASANOVA
Project Officer

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

Kelly completed her PhD at ANU and has a background as a wildlife ecologist and university lecturer. She has experience working with numerous species in a wide range of Australian ecosystems and has a strong interest in fire ecology. Kelly joined TNRM in December 2018 and works on projects across the NT, with a particular focus on threatened species, monitoring & evaluation, and evidence-based biodiversity management.

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.

CATHERINE HUGHES
Project Officer

 

Catherine holds a degree in Applied Science, with Honours from the University of Queensland. She moved to Alice Springs in January 2021 to begin working alongside Kelly Dixon on TNRM’s threatened species projects across the Central Region. Catherine has experience working on threatened species projects within Australia and overseas, and with environmental regulation of industry and development across South West QLD.

EMMA LUPIN
Project Officer -
Land for Wildlife, Top End

Emma joined TNRM in 2020. She specialises in environmental education and community engagement. She has worked in the Top End as a flora and fauna specialist and educator since arriving by boat in 2007. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Science (form CDU) and a Diploma of Plantsmanship and Horticulture from the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and Scottish Agricultural college.

She has worked coordinating threatened species research projects, coordinating the Land for Wildlife, Top End program, training students in CLM and working in remote indigenous communities facilitating ethnobotanical projects.

RAJIV CHAUDHARY
Finance Manager

Rajiv (Raj) deals with the financial accounting and reporting and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Business Manager. Raj arrived in Australia from Nepal in February 2007. He is a CPA and has been a member of the TNRM team since 2010.

ANISHA ANGELROTH
Communications 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.

DIONNE WALSH
Project Officer 

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.

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