Dr Claire Ellis, Research Associate and Ecotourism Advisor.
Claire has worked for over 35 years in conservation and tourism, as an operator, researcher, academic, in Government, and consulting, to develop sustainable long-term outcomes for businesses, communities and wider regions. She lived in Asia for around 14 years and her work has principally been in Asia and Australia. Claire is currently Deputy Chair of Ecotourism Australia, an inaugural Board member of Australian Wildlife Journeys (one of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best of’ industry partnerships), and a Board member of Natural Resource Management Southern Tasmania and Volunteering Tasmania as well as being an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Claire is also an Associate Researcher with University of Tasmania where she did her PhD in environmental research and volunteer tourism and her earlier studies, a Bachelor of Economics and Diploma of Education.
Mr Doug Humann AM, Education Program Associate
Doug has more than 30 years’ experience working in public, private and Indigenous protected areas including leadership roles with the Victorian National Parks Association, Bush Heritage Australia, and Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara and Dja Da Wurrung Traditional Owners. Doug is Chair of Landcare Australia amongst other roles on boards, and his private consulting practice includes work on carbon initiatives in northern Australia. Doug is currently the Executive Officer of the Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration, where he works closely with the BMWHI on educational programs. Doug provides mentoring and support for many individuals and organisations.