Joanne has been a passionate coastal volunteer and practitioner for 20 years. Joanne is the President of the Australian Coastal Society (ACS) and a committee member of the Western Australian Landcare Network. Joanne has been the Coastal Adaptation Coordinator for the Peron Naturaliste Partnership since 2011. Joanne also runs Inter-Nature Interpretations and is currently working with both the South West and Peel Coastal Management Group and Woolkabunning Kiaka Inc. as a Facilitator /Project Coordinator.
Nick is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Adelaide. He is currently Vice-President and Life Member of the Australian Coastal Society. He was formerly Director of the Centre for Coastal Research at the University of Adelaide; Vice-Chair of the international scientific steering committee for ‘Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone’ (Netherlands) and a member of the South Australian Government’s Coast Protection Board. Nick was also one of the Lead Authors for the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which in 2007 was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace prize. Nick is currently Co-Chair of Future Earth Australia’s Expert Working Group developing a national Ocean and Coastal Sustainability Strategy. Nick has over 40 years’ experience in coastal research, over 200 publications including scientific papers and books. Nick can be contacted at email@example.com.
Zsuzsa is an environmental scientist specialising in sustainable finance at James Cook University, in Townsville. Her research focuses on how environmental issues (impacts) materialise as financial risks and opportunities in financial decisions. She also examines how financial institutions (banks, investors, etc.) respond to the varied challenges represented by climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Zsuzsa’s work extends to environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment practice and policy. She is Co-Chair of Green Finance at AgTAC, Board Director of Terrain NRM, and an Executive of the Early and Mid-Career Forum of the Australian Academy of Science. She has three lovely and lively children who keep her busy and a supportive partner.
Maddie has worked and volunteered in the environmental field for nearly 40 years gaining experience in National Park maintenance, Commonwealth and State level fisheries, coastal and environmental planning, environmental education, volunteer management, bush fire management, wildlife management including health assessment and rehabilitation of both terrestrial and marine species. Working across numerous land management sectors has built a comprehensive professional and community database of networks. Maddie continues to ensure holistic management approaches are applied and learnings are exchanged with others.