Mr Paul Birch is the Chair of the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership and Management Committee. Paul has a background in finance and more than 30 years of experience in the corporate world. He was previously National Finance Manager for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). He joined FBA in 2008 as the Corporate Services Manager, and was elevated to the position of Chief Executive Officer of FBA in 2012.
Cr Colin Chapman
Colin (Col) has been a Councillor with the Gladstone Regional Council since 2008 and has the responsibility of the Environment Portfolio. He chaired the Community Reference Group of the Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone Project (2008-12) and is currently chair of the Gladstone Regional Environment Advisory Network since its inception in 2010. "The frog does drink up the pond in which it lives" (Chinese Proverb).
Peter is the G.R.E.A.N. (Gladstone Region Environmental Advisory Network) representative who has been connected with both G.R.E.A.N. and the GHHP since their inception and previously had been an interested party in the Healthy Air for Gladstone project. Peter is a retired School Teacher who now owns a hobby farm which was once owned by his parents. Peter’s motivation is “to keep the environment as healthy as possible for every body’s grandchildren.”
Peter Brockhurst is a Community Representative on the GHHP Management Committee. Peter is the Cultural Heritage Coordinator & Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement (TUMRA) Coordinator at Gidarjil Development Corporation based in Bundaberg. The Port Curtis Coral Coast Regional TUMRA was developed under the Reef Rescue Land and Sea Country Indigenous Partnerships Program authorised in 2011, and extends from Burrum Heads, south of Bundaberg, north to the mouth of the Fitzroy River and includes Curtis Island off Gladstone.
John is the General Manager Safety Environment and Risk at the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC). John is a local Gladstone resident and is GPC’s representative on the GHHP Management Committee.
Andrew is currently the Marine Advisor for QGC. In his role Andrew provides strategic policy and marine operations advice to senior management to maintain operational excellence while managing risks while working in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). Andrew also represents QGC on the PCIMP partnership. Andrew’s lengthy career has focussed on delivering major projects within the GBRWHA.
Patrick is the CEO of the Gladstone Industry Leadership Group (GILG). GILG is a not for profit organisation focused on the management and resolution of issues of mutual regional concern for seven of Australia’s largest industrial sites. Patrick has over ten years of experience in the resource and construction sectors specialising in issues management, social performance, sustainability and communications.
Greg is the Manager, Regional Report Cards with the Office of the Great Barrier Reef, which sits within the Department Environment and Heritage Protection. Greg represents the Queensland Government on the GHHP Management Committee.
Greg is responsible for coordinating the establishment and implementation of regional report card partnerships, including the GHHP, the Mackay Whitsunday Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership and the Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership. Through this role, Greg helps to ensure that a consistent and collaborative approach is in place to assess the health of the regional waterways and identify management priorities.
Owen Nevin is Associate Vice-Chancellor, Gladstone Region at CQUniversity and leads the Conservation Biology Research Cluster in the School of Medical and Applied Sciences. Owen has extensive experience in leading and managing interdisciplinary research teams and is an internationally respected conservation biologist specialising in population and behavioural ecology. Much of his research work has been focused around advancing the conservation of threatened species and their habitats through developing better management and understanding of behaviour, ecotourism and the impacts of resource exploitation.
Professor Nevin has served on both the European and Global Boards of the Society for Conservation Biology as well as scientific advisory positions for a wide range of institutions, organisations and foundations including the Centre for Alpine Ecology (Trento, Italy), Ministry of Defence (UK) and the Spirit Bear Research Foundation (British Columbia, Canada). Owen has been Associate Editor of Ursus (the Journal of the International Association for Bear Research and Management) since 2008 and is currently Chair of the Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program (PCIMP). He also serves on the Council of the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering.