Our Team

Let us introduce our dedicated, talented and diverse team.

Chief Executive Officer
Steve Lacey

HND Agriculture

An experienced manager, having worked for over 20 years in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, Steve has project-managed and consulted for agricultural groups in the areas of risk, productivity and profitability, natural resource management, and natural capital. Prior to joining QTFN, Steve was the Manager – Natural Capital for AgForce Queensland Farmers Ltd. Whilst at AgForce, he created the organisation’s Natural Capital portfolio which provided greater information and opportunities to incorporate policy development and on-ground action to help maintain, restore and value natural capital for the current and next generation.

Steve is heavily involved in Rugby League having coached in the Queensland Cup, and has held the position of Chair & Prosecution Counsel of the Queensland Rugby League match review committee. An active character, Steve enjoys the challenge of running the odd marathon and cycling his bike long distances to raise money for charity. 

Chief Finance Officer
Craig Carter

Chartered Accountant

Craig is a Chartered Accountant and registered tax agent. Craig joined the team in 2018, but his involvement with QTFN goes back to 2016 during which time he developed a cohesive MYOB operating system for the Trust. His enthusiasm for numbers and Excel paves the way for interactive financial reporting. Craig loves the outdoors and his perfect weekend involves family adventures, a game of cricket and a smooth flat white.

Conservation Manager
Tanya Pritchard

MSc, BAppSc (Env)

Tanya has extensive experience in conservation land management having worked in the public and private sectors and 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
Felicity Shapland

BA (Hons) Geographical Science

Felicity has delivered projects for a variety of state and local conservation and land management agencies both in Queensland and overseas. She joined the Trust in February 2015 and brings passion and dedication to her role as Ecologist and Conservation Project Manager. She loves the diversity of her work, which can have her tagging turtles one day and negotiating covenants the next.

Ecologist & Conservation Project Manager
Renee Rossini

PhD, BSc (Hons)

Renee brings rich experience gained researching and working along the coastlines to the arid zone, but always with a strong focus on the conservation of Australia’s unique flora and fauna. She joined the ecology team at QTFN in 2018 and maintains her research and education positions at the University of Queensland and Griffith University. If she’s not in the office she’ll be out chasing snails around desert springs, adventuring around the islands of Quandamooka country, or meandering through the forests of south-east Queensland.

Extension Officer
Ian Wheatland

Bsc (hons), MEnvLaw

Ian has over 10 years experience working in conservation and land management with expertise in fire ecology, restoration ecology, biodiversity protection and the management of threatened species and ecosystems.  From the species rich shrublands of Western Australia to the rainforests of Queenslands north Ian has worked on conservation and research initiatives across arid, temperate and tropical Australia.  Ian has a passion for land remediation and ecosystem restoration and can often be found controlling weeds, constructing habitat features or searching for rare plants or animals.

Marketing & Partnerships
Joanna Osborn


Joanna has 20 years’ experience in the fields of corporate services, marketing, communications, partnerships and engagement, in the public and private sectors. With qualifications in visual arts and art curatorship, she employs creative thinking across various media and disciplines to develop marketing content and corporate communications.

Finance Support Officer
George Paterson

BSc, GradCert

George is currently studying accounting whilst working for QTFN and he hopes to become a Chartered Accountant within the not-for-profit sector.  Away from work, George likes to play the piano, and maintains an active lifestyle through involvement in Parkrun events.

Administration Officer
Delenn Sheppard

Delenn is currently studying a double degree of design and business majoring in marketing and interior design at Griffith University. Delenn is enthusiastic about the environment, travelling and design and she loves to go camping and explore the outback when she’s not in the office.

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