Let us introduce our dedicated, talented and diverse team.
Executive General Manager
BA, LLB, LLM(Env), MEIANZ
Nerida joined QTFN in 2016 after practising as a lawyer and strategic advisor in various areas of land law, environmental impact assessment, planning, natural resource and protected area management as well as regulatory reform. She has worked with public and private sector stakeholders including pastoralists, indigenous groups, miners and land care groups. Along with substantial professional expertise, Nerida has life-long commitment to making conservation outcomes feasible and achievable for all sectors of business and the community.
MSc, BAppSc (Env)
Tanya has over 25 years’ experience in conservation land management. She has worked at state and local level in both the public and private sectors, alongside community, government and industry groups to deliver conservation outcomes for protected areas, threatened species and ecosystems. Tanya loves Australia’s wild places and is committed to protecting the natural and cultural values of Queensland for future generations to enjoy.
Ecologist & Conservation Project Manager
BA (Hons) Geographical Science
Felicity Shapland has over five years’ experience working in the conservation and land management industry, having delivered projects at with a variety of state and local agencies both in Queensland and overseas. Felicity has been with the Trust since February 2015, working as an Ecologist and Conservation Project Manager. She is proud to be working with QTFN and loves the diversity of her work, which can have her tagging turtles one day and negotiating covenants the next.
Engagements & Partnerships Coordinator
Vicki has a wealth of experience in marketing, fundraising, events and community engagement. She has a lifelong passion for the natural environment that stems from growing up in beautiful Mission Beach. Before joining QTFN in 2016, Vicki managed donor relations for a Queensland health charity. She also has experience working for a professional services firm focused on urban growth and natural resources.
Marketing & Administration Coordinator
BVA, MVA, MArtC
Joanna has extensive experience in the arts, education and technology sectors. Prior to joining QTFN at the start of 2017, she worked in executive and arts administration, customer relations and marketing. Joanna has a love for painting Australian urban landscapes and tree portraits in particular.
Properties For Sale
Gaia Nature Refuge
Gaia Nature Refuge is located at Mt Byron, about 1.5 hours drive from Brisbane.
Nestled in the seaside hamlet of Mission Beach, Lot 66 offers a true rainforest hideaway with the best conservation credentials.
Found just 40 minutes from Brisbane, the Mount Samson Nature Refuge offers bushland living and metropolitan connectivity.