Board of Directors
Mr Peter Cochrane – Chairman
Appointed: 1st January, 2017.
Peter has over 20 years experience in senior executive leadership and governance roles in the public and private sectors. He is a member of the Council and Bureau of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and a director of Ecotourism Australia and Tangaroa Blue Foundation. He chairs the Steering Committee of the National Environmental Science Program’s Marine Biodiversity Hub and its Research Users Committee, and the board of the Australian Tropical Herbarium Board.
Peter is a member of the Steering Group of the Protected Area Learning and Research Collaboration, and the National Benefit Assessment Panel for the Marine National Facility. Peter is an Adjunct Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University.
Peter was Director of National Parks and head of Parks Australia from 1999-2013. He has a BSC and Master of Public Policy from ANU. He is a member of Ecotourism Australia, the Resolution Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Other BMWHI board members are:
Dr John Merson, Executive Director, Independent Director
Ms Jennifer Bartlett, Independent Director and Company Secretary
Mr David Crust, Member Representative Director; Director, Blue Mountains, National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
Dr Rosalie Chapple, Independent Director
Mr Julian Crawford, Independent Director
Dr Kellie Leigh, Independent Director
Mr Ben Peacock, Independent Director
Mr Ian Pratt, Independent Director; Chair of Finance Sub-Committee