ALCA Chair, Vic Marles, said that the new directors join ALCA during a time of growing maturity of the private land conservation sector in Australia.
“The relevance of our sector continues to grow in the face of the accelerating climate and nature crises and we are seeing the organisation and advancement of our sector happening with strength and pace.
“I’m grateful for the extraordinary talent and knowledge already present on our Board.
“The incoming directors are recognised leaders in private land conservation and protected area spaces and will further bolster ALCA’s ability to support positive, long-term impact for nature in Australia.
“I look forward to working with Alison, David and Erin in their new roles,” she said.
Alison Rowe is Managing Director of ALCA member The Nature Conservancy Australia (TNC), where she leads conservation initiatives that protect biodiversity, address climate change and support human well-being. Alison has extensive expertise in environmental sustainability and deep global experience in leadership, stakeholder management, climate change, renewable energy, and Environmental, Social and Governance strategy.
David Major is a Yuin-Maneroo man, and founding Director of Thirriwirri, and On-Country Solutions, which work at the nexus of partnerships for Country between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations, and government, corporates and the NGO sector. He brings strong governance expertise and experience in protected areas including a long involvement with the IUCN and World Commission on Protected Areas.
Dr Erin Giuliani is the Chief Executive Officer of NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT), also an ALCA member, where she leads the organisation in a new phase of growth and development. She was formerly an Executive Director at the NSW Department of Education where she oversaw significant policy and delivery reform.
ALCA brings together a diversity of organisations which conserve, manage and restore nature on private land in Australia.
ALCA currently represents 17 members, all working to address some of the most pressing conservation issues across the country, including restoring endangered ecosystems, building the protected area estate, tackling invasive species, and using nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change.