Our Team

Dr Michael Sierp – SA Senior Program Manager

Michael is an expert in aquatic ecology, water chemistry, aquatic epidemiology and pest species. He is currently the Managing Director of the private consulting company Aquatic Biosecurity Pty Ltd and the S.A. State ...

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Cassie Price – Director of Habitat Programs

Cassie is driven by a passion for sustainable resources, a love of fishing and her farming background. Her career spans more than 15 years in aquatic habitat restoration and sustainable agriculture projects, ...

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Kate Bradshaw – Project Officer

Kate studied Environmental Science (Hons) at Southern Cross University and has worked as a research assistant and tutor, with a focus on aquatic toxicology and contaminated land management. Her research has been ...

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Bonita ‘Snagger’ Brown – Director

Award-winning broadcaster for ABC Local Radio, ‘Snagger Brown’ hosted local, state and national programs for over a decade and was recognised as a highly motivated presenter and multi-platform content maker. But it ...

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Ben Cleveland – VIC Senior Project Manager

Ben has grown up fishing the waters of Port Phillip Bay and Victoria’s coast, completing a Marine Biology degree at Deakin University in Warrnambool with an honours degree in aquaculture nutrition. He has a passion ...

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Andrew Matthews – WA Senior Program Manager

Andrew is a passionate fisher with an in-depth understanding in the complexities of sustainable recreational fisheries management, whilst recognising the social and economic importance that recreational fishing ...

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Dr Ben Diggles – Senior Program Manager

Dr Diggles has worked with many clients in government, aquaculture, recreational fisheries, and commercial fisheries throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Islands. His core business areas include ...

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Dr Geoff Collins – North Queensland Project Manager

Based in Townsville, North Queensland, Geoff has a solid background in biological science. Over the past decade, Geoff has worked on a variety of research projects across eastern and southern Australia, focussing ...

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Paul Nagy – Director

Paul has loved fishing and the Australian outdoors ever since he could walk, and is now passing that passion on to his three daughters. In business, he is currently the Chief Creative Officer at Y&R Australia ...

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Dr Kate Brooks – Director

Based in Melbourne, Kate is a social scientist, passionate about increasing collaboration, and subsequent benefits, between community, industry and government in the area of fisheries and natural resource ...

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Michelle Wenner – Director

Michelle has over 10 years combined experience working across government, the private sector and academia in natural resource management with a focus on integrated fisheries management and research, stakeholder ...

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Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper – Director

Dr Mallen-Cooper is an internationally recognised expert in fish ecology and fish passage with over 35 years’ experience in researching and delivering improved outcomes for fish. His research on the ecology of fish ...

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