About our board

Terry Bailey

Terry Bailey


Appointed: September 2018.

Experience: Terry has 30 years experience working in the environment and heritage fields. Terry has extensive public sector leadership experience, his most recent public sector appointment being Chief Executive of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).  

Terry is an Associate Professor at the Australian National University, where he teaches and assesses in the areas of biodiversity, evidence based decision making and public policy. He also provides advisory services to a number of consulting firms and government trusts. 

Terry has extensive experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. His interest and passion, including in joint management of protected areas, was developed in Kakadu where he worked in various roles, including as Park Manager. Between 2004 and 2010 Terry prepared World Heritage nominations for the Australian Government, including the Ningaloo Coast, the Australian Convict Sites and the Sydney Opera House. 

Terry’s has extensive protected area policy development and management experience having worked as a field officer/ranger with national parks in Victoria and as the head of the NSW National Parks Service.