Wednesday, 31 May 2023
The BirdLife Australia Board welcomed a new President, Mandy Bamford, and Vice President, Professor Hugh Possingham at the Board Meeting on 27th May, 2023.
Mandy Bamford is an Ecologist and Science Communicator who previously served as BirdLife’s Vice President. She succeeds Professor Martine Maron in the role; Martine will continue as a Director.
“It is an honour to serve as the President of BirdLife. I’m excited at the opportunity to help guide the growth and impact of BirdLife as we deliver on our exciting new strategy. I also want to acknowledge Martine’s leadership and her enormous contribution to bird conservation.”
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) celebrated BirdLife’s impact during 2022, including the translocation of the Western Ground Parrots, captive release of Regent Honeyeaters, expansion of the Birds on Farms Project, and campaigns to save Swift Parrot habitat, strengthen nature laws and stop the destruction of a Ramsar site at Toondah Harbour.
Two new directors were elected to the Board: Tuanh Nguyen, a senior legal partner who serves on the Governance Committee, and Penny McMullin, who has a strong financial and corporate background.
The Board farewelled Alanna Vivian and Duncan McKenzie and thanked them for their service to BirdLife. Professor Hugh Possingham was re-elected for another three-year term.
Several new awards were announced at the AGM, including:
Read more about BirdLife Australia’s impact here.
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