Andrew has more than 20 years experience serving the natural environment and leading environmental organisations. He has led community-based campaigns to protect threatened bushland areas, worked for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, was executive officer for the National Parks Association of NSW for nine years and provided strategic advice to a broad range of environmental organisations.
Andrew believes that invasive species, along with climate change, is one of this century's two greatest threats to Australia's natural environment yet invasive species are without the high-level attention they deserve. He is confident that if we learn from the litany of invasive species disasters of the past and bring a science-based approach to the complex and seemingly daunting threat of invasive species, we can make progress.
Phone: 0438 588 040 (Victoria)
Tim is an ecologist, consultant and writer who helped found the Invasive Species Council in 2002. He is author of the best-selling book Feral Future, which The Australian newspaper called a wake-up on the dangers of McDonaldising world ecology, and regularly speaks about pest issues at conferences in Australia and internationally.
Dr Carol Booth
Carol has a background in science and philosophy, with PhDs in biochemistry and environmental philosophy. She has also worked
as a science writer. She has been a conservation advocate since the mid 1990s, working with a range of environmental NGOs on nature conservation.
For Carol, invasive species is one of the most complex and fascinating areas of conservation, and she sees excellent potential for reform through her work at the Invasive Species Council.
Phone: 0448 868 984 (Queensland)
John holds a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from RMIT University,
and has a strong background in print journalism. He has worked as a regional editor for Fairfax community newspapers in Victoria, production editor at Bendigo's The Advertiser and sub-editor at mX newspapers in Melbourne.
Before joining the Invasive Species Council he worked for the Victoria Naturally Alliance, a coalition of nine environment groups that want to see action taken to protect Victoria's biodiversity from a range of threats including climate change, habitat fragmentation and species extinction.
Phone: 0421 633 299 (Tasmania)