IAE Advisory Board
Dr Wendy Craik AM was appointed a full-time Commissioner of the Productivity Commission in June 2009.
Wendy was Chief Executive of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission from 2004 to 2008. Prior to this Wendy was President of the National Competition Council, Chair of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Chair of the National Rural Advisory Council. Other former positions include Chief Executive Officer of Earth Sanctuaries Ltd, a publicly listed company specialising in conservation and eco tourism, Executive Director of the National Farmers Federation, and Executive Officer of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. She has also worked as a consultant for AcilTasman Consulting.
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the Australian National University, a PhD (Zoology) from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education, Queensland.
Wendy was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to the natural resource sector of the economy, particularly in the areas of fisheries, marine ecology and management of water reform, and for contributions to policies affecting rural and regional Australia.
Dr Brian Walker is an internationally experienced scientist working on ecological sustainability and resilience in social-ecological systems. He is a Research Fellow with CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems and is also program Director and Chair of the Board of the Resilience Alliance, an international research group working on sustainability of social-ecological systems. A key focus of his work is the significance of resilience, the capacity of a system to undergo change while still retaining essentially the same function, structure, identity, and feedbacks in the sustainability of ecosystems and social-ecological systems.
Jane Hughes runs the Molecular Ecology laboratory at Griffith University. Her interests are in using molecular markers to answer ecological and evolutionary questions. She heads aquatic conservation and biodiversity at the Australian Rivers Institute.
Mr Hamish McNulty is a senior member of staff of the ACT Government. He has served as an Executive Director (Environment and Recreation) in the Department of Territory and Municipal Services and occupied the statutory role of Conservator of Flora and Fauna. Hamish was employed in TAMS for 10 years and was previously Executive Director (Municipal Services and City Management).