About ALCA

Our organisation

ALCA is the peak national body for organisations that conserve, manage, and restore nature on private land. Together, we work towards a healthy, resilient Australia, where nature thrives and is cared for by empowered people and communities.

ALCA is an independent, non-government organisation that leads, organises, advocates for, and acts on behalf of our members – with a focus on sector development, policy and regulation, investment, and people. Underpinning our work is our 2030 Strategy: Protecting and stewarding for nature.

A highly capable, networked and coordinated sector

  • Celebrating its diversity and valuing the knowledge, self-determination and leadership from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Valued by private and public investors
  • Driving systems change and delivering enduring, measurable and scalable impact
  • Meeting the demand for the protection of nature and the delivery of nature-based solutions

Ambitious policy and regulation that empowers private land conservation

  • Strong protections for nature that will halt and reverse nature loss
  • Pathways that support access, ownership and management by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to care for Country across privately managed land
  • Transition food, fibre and minerals systems and supply chains to value, measure and deliver outcomes for nature, people and climate
  • Nature-based climate adaptation and mitigation, where nature and climate objectives are delivered together

Australia’s private land conservation is driven by public and private investment

  • Public and private investment enables private landholders to make a significant contribution to reversing nature loss, including the effective protection, management and restoration of biodiversity, and equitable benefit-sharing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

People value nature

  • Transform the way the private land conservation sector is viewed, valued and delivers impact for a healthy and resilient Australia
  • People value and act for nature

Our leadership

During our establishment years, we have been governed by a Board comprised of member representatives that are appointed as Directors.


In early 2022 ALCA farewelled Chair Brendan Foran after five years of strong leadership and welcomed Victoria Marles to the role. Brendan led ALCA through incorporation, establishment, and our growth as a trusted and respected voice for private land conservation. Vic brings depth of experience with private land conservation at a local, national, and international level, and – reflective of our gradual shift to a skill-based board – does not represent a member organisation. 

Board subcommittees include Sector Development, Finance Risk and Audit, Policy and Government Relations, and a Nominations Committee. The Board and committees meet regularly providing transparency and collaboration at the most senior levels of the member organisations.

Watch this video to find out more about us and our strategy.

The ALCA 2022-23 Annual Report paints a clear picture of the impact that we are delivering for our members, the private land conservation sector, the community and for nature.

Jody Gunn ALCA CEO

CEO, Australian Land Conservation Alliance

ALCA Company Secretary

ALCA Chairperson

ALCA Director

CEO, Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Erin Giuliani ALCA Director

ALCA Director

CEO, NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

James Hattam

ALCA Director

CEO, Tasmanian Land Conservancy

ALCA Director

Director, South Endeavour Trust

ALCA Director

Chair, Landcare Australia

ALCA Director

Founding Director, Thirriwirri

Corinne Proske ALCA Director

ALCA Director

CEO, Trust for Nature (Victoria)