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Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson
Gnaraloo Station Trust
Chair

Paul Richardson offers the Foundation a wealth of homegrown and international knowledge and commercial experience given his 30 years’ worth of business dealings. He is the owner of the Gnaraloo pastoral lease that adjoins the coastline at Gnaraloo and the co-founder of the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program and Gnaraloo Feral Animal Control Program. Paul, along with his family in Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, has contributed over $1.5 Million to the Gnaraloo turtle program during 2008 – 2015. Along with a partner company, Animal Pest Management Services, he has contributed over $300,000 to the Gnaraloo feral program during 2008 – 2015. He continues to protect and support conservation values at Gnaraloo and is a co-founder of the Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation.

Karen Hattingh

Karen Hattingh
Gnaraloo Station Trust
Vice chair

Karen Hattingh is a West Australian based Scientist and Project Manager with a strong commitment to biodiversity and the continuation of life in all its diverse forms in functional natural environments. She was trained as an environmental scientist and lawyer. Karen has over 20 years’ commercial experience in Australia and overseas on national and international projects for various sectors, including international aid agencies. She has provided environmental advice to the Gnaraloo Station Trust since 2005 and was instrumental in creating the Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation. Karen is the co-founder and lead Scientific Officer of the highly successful Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (2006 to date), the Gnaraloo Feral Animal Control Program (2008 – 2015), the Gnaraloo Scientific Internship Training Program (2008 to date) and the Gnaraloo Community and Schools Engagement Program (2008 to date).

Colleen Mason

Colleen Mason
Gnaraloo Station Trust
Educational presentation bookings in WA

Colleen Mason has been working on-ground at Gnaraloo for the Gnaraloo Station Trust since 2009. With a background in advertising and as a legal secretary, she manages the bookings of educational presentations by the seasonal scientific Gnaraloo turtle team in Western Australia. Education and community engagement lie at the heart of the Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation and the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program. The Gnaraloo Community and Schools Engagement Program has been very well received and is much loved with up to 7,000 students and teachers being reached every year, from kindy level to University. Colleen’s desire is to see Gnaraloo remain a wilderness experience and we aim to promote conservation through public outreach to maintain Gnaraloo’s biodiversity for our future generations.

Linda Brnjich

Linda Brnjich
Chilli Finance
Treasurer

Linda Brnjich is the lead finance broker and a company director of Chilli Finance in Western Australia. Linda has expertise in complex financial structures, commercial and residential lending requirements, and reviewing business financials. Linda discovered an early appreciation for nature and is hoping her “numbers” skills will translate into helping the Gnaraloo turtles and more.

Dof Dickinson

Dof Dickinson
Brains
Marketing

Dof is a Sydney-based Creative Director known for her campaign work with major global brands. She brings a passion for environmental advocacy and over 20 years of marketing expertise to the Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation. She has helped us with strategy and implementation to recruit members, share our achievements, raise funds and improve awareness through brochures and our new website. In 2016/15 her company BRAINS developed our unique Turtle Tracker App that enabled to public to follow the journeys of 10 satellite-tagged turtles. She also directed and produced our documentary, The Mystery of The Gnaraloo Sea Turtles and developed and implemented our 2016 national schools environmental challenge.

Jeremie Collado

Jeremie Collado
Soundwave Nomad Production
Video Communications

Jeremie is a Sound Engineer who is passionate about wildlife and the ocean’s creatures of any kind. For the past decade, he has been developing and crafting his filmmaking skills in order to help conservation and environmental advocates raise awareness about the threats our planet faces. Besides his limitless attachment to the Ningaloo Coast and specifically to the Gnaraloo surroundings, Jeremie has travelled in Oceania and South East Asia to find conservation projects that work in finding solutions for a better living for all inhabitants of this world. Jeremie produced and directed the new coming series “Keep Gnaraloo Wild”.

Claire Guillaume

Claire Guillaume
Soundwave Nomad Production
Social Media & Memberships

Claire is a Graphic Designer committed to do her part to save species from extinction. As a genuine ocean advocate and keen diver fascinated by the underwater world, she truly cares about the environment and has participated in several conservation programs around the world. Since 2010, she has helped to bring the visual identity and professionalism of our Conservation Programs to the next level. As a professional Photographer with beautiful imagery of the Gnaraloo Wilderness Area, she teamed up with Jeremie Collado and Karen Hattingh to create our new coming series “Keep Gnaraloo Wild”. She also shares our efforts with the public through our website and social media.

Rachel Courtright

Rachel Courtright
Brains
Committee member

A highly motivated Managing Director of the BRAINS Amsterdam office, with significant knowledge and deep experience in relationship management and marketing approaches. Rachel is an execution-oriented, success-driven and confident executive. She is an effective communicator and strategic thinker who understands the impact of all parts of a business working in unison. A Stanford Business School alumni, she is known for her strategic skills and expertise. Her recommendations on vertical markets are sought after by global clients.

Mark Scholmann

Mark Scholmann
Chilli Finance
Committee member

When he is not helping turtles, Mark Scholmann, a Director with Chilli Finance in Western Australia, provides financial solutions for clients. Mark’s liking for computers in the early 80’s saw progression into computer programming, website design, 3D graphics, TV commercials and video editing roles which resulted in 8 years at the IT Department of Lotterywest. Mark hopes that his commercial and IT experience will assist the GWF Committee in achieving its goals.

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