Chief Executive Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 30/07/2023
REF: BHAceo0623
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Chief Executive Officer

Close Date: 30/07/2023
REF: BHAceo0623
  • Use cutting-edge research to drive the ‘right-way’ approach
  • Strengthen and grow Indigenous partnerships in land management
  • Enhance biodiversity towards a more sustainable future


The Position

Occupying a key leadership role in the conservation sector in Australia, the Chief Executive Officer will lead the delivery and execution of the 2030 Strategy.  Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive Officer will lead an organisation of passionate and dedicated staff, partners, donors, and volunteers to protect eco-systems and wildlife using the best science, conservation and right-way knowledge to deliver landscape-scale impact.

Building on the proud 30-year history and leveraging a strong financial foundation and national presence, the incoming CEO will represent Bush Heritage Australia both nationally and internationally and play a pivotal role in evolving the organisation to ensure it can meet emerging and future needs and challenges; delivering on its vision: Healthy Country, Protected Forever.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, authentic, passionate, and engaging leader with exceptional communication skills enabling them to be an influential and respectful voice fostering collaborative relationships.  Aligned to Bush Heritage’s values, they will have a passion for and knowledge of the emerging, future needs and challenges of environmental conservation and land management. They will have high energy, drive, and resilience to lead this impactful organisation.

Relevant tertiary qualifications are expected.

The Organisation

Bush Heritage Australia was founded in 1991 with the purchase of two forest blocks in Tasmania to protect them from logging. From that a passionate community was born.  Today Bush Heritage Australia is a leading national organisation protecting millions of hectares of land across the continent through their network of reserves and through partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and other landholders.

Bush Heritage Australia buys and manages land for conservation and partners with other landholders (such as farmers and Aboriginal communities), to help them plan and achieve conservation goals on their land. Today they work across 1.2 million hectares of land across their network of reserves and many millions of hectares through their partnerships.  Together they protect threatened ecosystems and 7,716 species of plants and animals, including at least 243 threatened species.

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