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Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Contact

Name: Odessa O'Brien

Position: Development Manager

Email: fnpw@fnpw.org.au

Address

GPO Box 2666

Sydney

Sydney 2001

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Our Mission / Objective

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) is a not-for-profit organisation growing the land protected by Australia’s National Parks and saving its native species from extinction.

We believe in the importance of investing in our unique landscape, native animals and cultural heritage, helping people and our partners to convert their passion for nature and wildlife into meaningful and sustainable conservation solutions and actions. Whether we bushwalk, camp, watch animals, or picnic under a big shady tree, National Parks are the landscapes of some of our best memories and we want to continue that legacy for future generations.

 

Our Services

600,000 + HA Protected
Through purchase, donation, and bequest, we add land to Australia’s permanently protected, publicly-accessible National Parks.
We want present and future generations to enjoy our natural environment, and ensure they remain treasure-troves of natural gifts, providing homes to our native animals & cultural heritage.

100 + Native Species helped

We work with key project partners to carefully choose each threatened species project that we fund  –  this is based on scientifically informed research and best practice conservation management.

We fund scientifically based conservation works Australia-wide to conserve our ancient country’s unique plant and animal species.

$60 Million + Invested in Australian Conservation Projects

Founded in 1970, we raise funds for Australian conservation. Our funds are directed to support Australian conservation and environmental projects. FNPW is the only not-for-profit focused on expanding, protecting, and caring for Australia’s National Parks and native wildlife.

Our Beneficiaries

Our projects successfully bring together communities, volunteers, conservationists, landowners, scientists, business, government and National Parks agencies, to form powerful partnerships.

FNPW is unique in its ability to unite individuals, stakeholders and environmental partners to collaborate and achieve positive outcomes for Australia’s National Parks including our threatened native flora and fauna. FNPW works to educate the boarder community, encouraging their commitment to a shared vision to care for our unique environment and create a living legacy.

 

 

Projects in Progress

Blog Post - Saving Murray River turtles from extinction - FNPW Project update

Saving Murray River turtles from extinction – this project unites a world- class research team with diverse industry partners, indigenous groups, and non-government organisations from three states to address a problem of national significance.  

Our People

CEO

Ian Darbyshire, CEO

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Darbyshire

Ian Darbyshire was appointed CEO of FNPW in 2016. He is responsible for the implementation of the organisation’s short and long term strategic plans, as well as its day to day operations.

Prior to joining FNPW, Ian held CEO roles with Rundle Mall Management Authority, South Australian Tourism, and Toop and Toop. Ian also continues to act as Chair for the Goolwa Tourism Precinct and the Murraylands Tourism Partnership.

Development Manager

Odessa O’Brien

BDes (Visual Communication), and MFIA

Odessa’s experience includes over 18 years in the not-for-profit sector focussing on building corporate relations and partnerships, employee engagement and volunteering programs and creating corporate community partnerships. Odessa looks forward to developing and growing our Corporate Partnership Program and engaging our supporters in our range of iconic projects.

Names of Board Members

President

Garry Browne AM

Elected President in 2013
Appointed Director 2010
Nominations Committee Chair
Finance and Risk Committee member

Garry Browne AM is the CEO and Managing Director of Stuart Alexander & Co., a company founded in 1884 that imports, markets and distributes premium global brands.

Having led Stuart Alexander & Co. since 1997, Garry is an expert in transforming organisations, managing cultural change, leading innovative practise and building brands into household names.

A committed philanthropist and advocate of corporate social responsibility, Garry holds several non-executive Board roles and supports numerous causes personally as well as through the S’Team Foundation. Garry’s significant service to the community was recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2014.

Garry has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a former student of the Harvard Business School’s Owner President Management Program.

Garry is married to Robyn and has two young adult sons.

Treasurer & Secretary

Catherine Lloyd

Elected Treasurer 2015
Elected Secretary 2015
Appointed Director 2015
Finance and Risk Committee Chair

Catherine has over 19 years’ experience in finance, accounting and governance and is currently Deputy Company Secretary for Isentia Group Limited. Catherine has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Governance Institute of Australia. Previous roles held by Catherine include CFO and Company Secretary for Austral Gold Limited, an ASX listed company with gold mining operations in Chile. She has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and Corporate Express Australia Limited in various finance roles including acquisitions and taxation, internal audit, risk management and Sarbanes-Oxley. Other current voluntary positions held by Catherine include Treasurer for the parents group of KU Castlecrag Pre-school and Nippers crew at Balmoral Beach Club.

Director

David Pumphrey

Appointed Director 2012
Fundraising and Marketing Committee Chair

David Pumphrey attended St. Andrews University, Scotland where he gained an MA in Economics and Political Science. He undertook his MBA degrees at Cranfield School of Management in England and the Harvard Business School, USA. He joined McKinsey & Co Inc as a Consultant in the London office and worked on assignments in the UK, Holland and Ireland. He moved into line management in the early 1970’s and was Managing Director of a number of consumer durables and manufacturing companies in the UK. He and his family migrated to Australia in 1981 and he became General Manager of a hotel and motel group and then Managing Director of an American owned toys and games company, Milton Bradley. He joined the international search firm, Spencer Stuart, as an Associate Consultant in the Sydney Office in March 1984. In November 1988 he was elected a Partner and Senior Director worldwide and was Managing Director of the Australian practice between 1989 and 1991. In May 1993 David Pumphrey joined Heidrick and Struggles as a Partner in their Sydney office. He has a wide network of contacts and significant experience as an international executive search consultant built up over twenty eight years in the industry. He has worked extensively in the areas of CEO and board appointments and reviews, and education and social enterprise. He was appointed a Partner Emeritus in February 2012, and continues to consult to the firm in the areas of board governance and effectiveness.

Director

Mary-Louise Williams AM

Appointed Director 2013
Projects Committee Chair

Mary-Louise has been a leader in the Australian cultural sector for 25 years. For the past 10 years she has been Director of the Commonwealth Government’s Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) in Sydney. She has forged strong ties with international organisations, represented the Government at major events in Australia and overseas, chaired several international and local cultural committees and refereed funding programs and academic journals in the UK, Australia and elsewhere. Mary-Louise has strong leadership and management experience and has overseen several significant building programs at ANMM’s Darling Harbour site. Since leaving ANMM in 2012, she continues to apply her skills as an advisor to Government and community groups on cultural matters. Mary-Louise was appointed Member of the Order of Australia in January 2013.

Director

Patrick Medley

Appointed Director 2015
Fundraising and Marketing Committee Member

Patrick Medley has had 27 years as a management consultant, working for Coopers & Lybrand, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM in London, Singapore and Sydney, specialising in strategy and marketing consulting to the consumer facing industries. He joined Coopers & Lybrand in 1989 and in 1990, established one of the first professional environmental management consulting services, in London and subsequently Sydney. He is currently the Managing Partner of Kedleton & Co. He has a B.Sc and B.Com double honours degree from Birmingham University, UK, an MBA from Sydney University, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Director

Charles Graham

Appointed Director 2015

Charles is Managing Director of Gresham Partners Limited and a Managing Director Gresham’s Corporate Advisory business. Prior to joining Gresham, Charles was a Managing Director with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. Charles’ transaction experience spans across M&A and financings with a cumulative value of in excess of US$100 billion. Prior to Goldman, Sachs & Co., Charles worked for Rio Tinto at its aluminium operations, Comalco, in engineering and business development roles. Charles holds Bachelor degrees in Engineering and Commerce from the University of Sydney, a Masters degree in Information Technology from Deakin University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Charles is a Director of Musica Viva Australia and HCA Philanthropy and Honorary Treasurer of the Harvard Club of Australia. 

Number of Employees

5

Registration Information

ABN

90 107 744 771

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Interested in leaving a gift in your Will for Australian conservation?

After taking care of loved ones, many people leave gifts in their Wills for the charities and causes they have supported or admired over the years.

Is this something you would like to consider?

Download a bequest kit for information on leaving a gift in your Will to the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. Please visit  –  our page regarding leaving a Bequest to FNPW.

General Donations

How do we tackle Australia’s environmental crisis?

We work with local people and governments to gain permanent protection for habitats. We grow Australia’s National Parks system.

We work with partners including scientists, indigenous and community groups, and individuals to conserve Australia’s unique habitats, species, and cultural heritage.

Every project we fund delivers tangible outcomes for conservation.

To donate online today please visit our website and we thank you for your support. 

Other support

You can power Australian conservation. If you love Australia’s wild and wonderful places, and treasure our unique species found nowhere else on Earth – there’s so much you can do to help. Visit our page regarding how you can get involved!! Thanks again!

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Get involved, volunteer and learn more about your National Parks

Corporate volunteers learn about the significance of out native flora, gain knowledge about the importance of biodiversity and restoring native habitats for our unique animals. Teams have the opportunity to undertake activities such as reforestation and planting out native seedlings, nest box building, monitoring flora & fauna, light maintenance and heritage restoration work.

Overview of a National Parks Corporate Environmental Volunteer Day

A typical corporate volunteer day on National Parks starts at 9.30 am and concludes at 4.00 pm – we can accommodate preferred dates, times and adapt other elements of the day to suit the needs of your team.

An experienced team leader will be onsite to lead your team, provide information about the site including local environmental issues, the biodiversity of the area and deliver a safety briefing, and instructions for the volunteers to carry out their activities.

Get your hands dirty! Depending on the site and the National Parks management plan, your team will undertake a variety of tasks such as:

  • Planting out areas with native seedlings
  • Bush regeneration activities including mulching and weeding

Visit our Corporate Environmental Volunteering page for further details!

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) is a not-for-profit organisation growing the land protected by Australia’s National Parks and saving its native species from extinction.

We believe in the importance of investing in our unique landscape, native animals and cultural heritage, helping people and our partners to convert their passion for nature and wildlife into meaningful and sustainable conservation solutions and actions. Whether we bushwalk, camp, watch animals, or picnic under a big shady tree, National Parks are the landscapes of some of our best memories and we want to continue that legacy for future generations.

 

Our Services

600,000 + HA Protected
Through purchase, donation, and bequest, we add land to Australia’s permanently protected, publicly-accessible National Parks.
We want present and future generations to enjoy our natural environment, and ensure they remain treasure-troves of natural gifts, providing homes to our native animals & cultural heritage.

100 + Native Species helped

We work with key project partners to carefully choose each threatened species project that we fund  –  this is based on scientifically informed research and best practice conservation management.

We fund scientifically based conservation works Australia-wide to conserve our ancient country’s unique plant and animal species.

$60 Million + Invested in Australian Conservation Projects

Founded in 1970, we raise funds for Australian conservation. Our funds are directed to support Australian conservation and environmental projects. FNPW is the only not-for-profit focused on expanding, protecting, and caring for Australia’s National Parks and native wildlife.

Our Beneficiaries

Our projects successfully bring together communities, volunteers, conservationists, landowners, scientists, business, government and National Parks agencies, to form powerful partnerships.

FNPW is unique in its ability to unite individuals, stakeholders and environmental partners to collaborate and achieve positive outcomes for Australia’s National Parks including our threatened native flora and fauna. FNPW works to educate the boarder community, encouraging their commitment to a shared vision to care for our unique environment and create a living legacy.

 

 

Projects in Progress

Blog Post - Saving Murray River turtles from extinction - FNPW Project update

Saving Murray River turtles from extinction – this project unites a world- class research team with diverse industry partners, indigenous groups, and non-government organisations from three states to address a problem of national significance.  

Our People

CEO

Ian Darbyshire, CEO

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Darbyshire

Ian Darbyshire was appointed CEO of FNPW in 2016. He is responsible for the implementation of the organisation’s short and long term strategic plans, as well as its day to day operations.

Prior to joining FNPW, Ian held CEO roles with Rundle Mall Management Authority, South Australian Tourism, and Toop and Toop. Ian also continues to act as Chair for the Goolwa Tourism Precinct and the Murraylands Tourism Partnership.

Development Manager

Odessa O’Brien

BDes (Visual Communication), and MFIA

Odessa’s experience includes over 18 years in the not-for-profit sector focussing on building corporate relations and partnerships, employee engagement and volunteering programs and creating corporate community partnerships. Odessa looks forward to developing and growing our Corporate Partnership Program and engaging our supporters in our range of iconic projects.

Names of Board Members

President

Garry Browne AM

Elected President in 2013
Appointed Director 2010
Nominations Committee Chair
Finance and Risk Committee member

Garry Browne AM is the CEO and Managing Director of Stuart Alexander & Co., a company founded in 1884 that imports, markets and distributes premium global brands.

Having led Stuart Alexander & Co. since 1997, Garry is an expert in transforming organisations, managing cultural change, leading innovative practise and building brands into household names.

A committed philanthropist and advocate of corporate social responsibility, Garry holds several non-executive Board roles and supports numerous causes personally as well as through the S’Team Foundation. Garry’s significant service to the community was recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2014.

Garry has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a former student of the Harvard Business School’s Owner President Management Program.

Garry is married to Robyn and has two young adult sons.

Treasurer & Secretary

Catherine Lloyd

Elected Treasurer 2015
Elected Secretary 2015
Appointed Director 2015
Finance and Risk Committee Chair

Catherine has over 19 years’ experience in finance, accounting and governance and is currently Deputy Company Secretary for Isentia Group Limited. Catherine has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Governance Institute of Australia. Previous roles held by Catherine include CFO and Company Secretary for Austral Gold Limited, an ASX listed company with gold mining operations in Chile. She has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and Corporate Express Australia Limited in various finance roles including acquisitions and taxation, internal audit, risk management and Sarbanes-Oxley. Other current voluntary positions held by Catherine include Treasurer for the parents group of KU Castlecrag Pre-school and Nippers crew at Balmoral Beach Club.

Director

David Pumphrey

Appointed Director 2012
Fundraising and Marketing Committee Chair

David Pumphrey attended St. Andrews University, Scotland where he gained an MA in Economics and Political Science. He undertook his MBA degrees at Cranfield School of Management in England and the Harvard Business School, USA. He joined McKinsey & Co Inc as a Consultant in the London office and worked on assignments in the UK, Holland and Ireland. He moved into line management in the early 1970’s and was Managing Director of a number of consumer durables and manufacturing companies in the UK. He and his family migrated to Australia in 1981 and he became General Manager of a hotel and motel group and then Managing Director of an American owned toys and games company, Milton Bradley. He joined the international search firm, Spencer Stuart, as an Associate Consultant in the Sydney Office in March 1984. In November 1988 he was elected a Partner and Senior Director worldwide and was Managing Director of the Australian practice between 1989 and 1991. In May 1993 David Pumphrey joined Heidrick and Struggles as a Partner in their Sydney office. He has a wide network of contacts and significant experience as an international executive search consultant built up over twenty eight years in the industry. He has worked extensively in the areas of CEO and board appointments and reviews, and education and social enterprise. He was appointed a Partner Emeritus in February 2012, and continues to consult to the firm in the areas of board governance and effectiveness.

Director

Mary-Louise Williams AM

Appointed Director 2013
Projects Committee Chair

Mary-Louise has been a leader in the Australian cultural sector for 25 years. For the past 10 years she has been Director of the Commonwealth Government’s Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) in Sydney. She has forged strong ties with international organisations, represented the Government at major events in Australia and overseas, chaired several international and local cultural committees and refereed funding programs and academic journals in the UK, Australia and elsewhere. Mary-Louise has strong leadership and management experience and has overseen several significant building programs at ANMM’s Darling Harbour site. Since leaving ANMM in 2012, she continues to apply her skills as an advisor to Government and community groups on cultural matters. Mary-Louise was appointed Member of the Order of Australia in January 2013.

Director

Patrick Medley

Appointed Director 2015
Fundraising and Marketing Committee Member

Patrick Medley has had 27 years as a management consultant, working for Coopers & Lybrand, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM in London, Singapore and Sydney, specialising in strategy and marketing consulting to the consumer facing industries. He joined Coopers & Lybrand in 1989 and in 1990, established one of the first professional environmental management consulting services, in London and subsequently Sydney. He is currently the Managing Partner of Kedleton & Co. He has a B.Sc and B.Com double honours degree from Birmingham University, UK, an MBA from Sydney University, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Director

Charles Graham

Appointed Director 2015

Charles is Managing Director of Gresham Partners Limited and a Managing Director Gresham’s Corporate Advisory business. Prior to joining Gresham, Charles was a Managing Director with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. Charles’ transaction experience spans across M&A and financings with a cumulative value of in excess of US$100 billion. Prior to Goldman, Sachs & Co., Charles worked for Rio Tinto at its aluminium operations, Comalco, in engineering and business development roles. Charles holds Bachelor degrees in Engineering and Commerce from the University of Sydney, a Masters degree in Information Technology from Deakin University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Charles is a Director of Musica Viva Australia and HCA Philanthropy and Honorary Treasurer of the Harvard Club of Australia. 

Number of Employees

5

Registration Information

ABN

90 107 744 771

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Interested in leaving a gift in your Will for Australian conservation?

After taking care of loved ones, many people leave gifts in their Wills for the charities and causes they have supported or admired over the years.

Is this something you would like to consider?

Download a bequest kit for information on leaving a gift in your Will to the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. Please visit  –  our page regarding leaving a Bequest to FNPW.

General Donations

How do we tackle Australia’s environmental crisis?

We work with local people and governments to gain permanent protection for habitats. We grow Australia’s National Parks system.

We work with partners including scientists, indigenous and community groups, and individuals to conserve Australia’s unique habitats, species, and cultural heritage.

Every project we fund delivers tangible outcomes for conservation.

To donate online today please visit our website and we thank you for your support. 

Other support

You can power Australian conservation. If you love Australia’s wild and wonderful places, and treasure our unique species found nowhere else on Earth – there’s so much you can do to help. Visit our page regarding how you can get involved!! Thanks again!

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Get involved, volunteer and learn more about your National Parks

Corporate volunteers learn about the significance of out native flora, gain knowledge about the importance of biodiversity and restoring native habitats for our unique animals. Teams have the opportunity to undertake activities such as reforestation and planting out native seedlings, nest box building, monitoring flora & fauna, light maintenance and heritage restoration work.

Overview of a National Parks Corporate Environmental Volunteer Day

A typical corporate volunteer day on National Parks starts at 9.30 am and concludes at 4.00 pm – we can accommodate preferred dates, times and adapt other elements of the day to suit the needs of your team.

An experienced team leader will be onsite to lead your team, provide information about the site including local environmental issues, the biodiversity of the area and deliver a safety briefing, and instructions for the volunteers to carry out their activities.

Get your hands dirty! Depending on the site and the National Parks management plan, your team will undertake a variety of tasks such as:

  • Planting out areas with native seedlings
  • Bush regeneration activities including mulching and weeding

Visit our Corporate Environmental Volunteering page for further details!

Our Annual Reports

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