Dr Fiona Fraser
Threatened Species Commissioner
As the Threatened Species Commissioner, Fiona’s role is to lead the implementation of Australia’s Threatened species action plan 2022–2032, along with other initiatives to recover our most imperilled plants and animals. Using the principles of science, action and partnership, Fiona works with First Nations people, conservation organisations, governments, communities and the private sector. Fiona has a PhD in threatened species and fire ecology in northern Australia. She has worked for the Australian Government for over a decade, playing lead roles in Indigenous caring for Country and natural resource management, international environment policy and the bushfire wildlife recovery response. Before joining the public service, she worked with First Nations organisations in northern Australia on caring for Country programs and joint management of protected areas. Fiona is Australia’s third Threatened Species Commissioner and is supported in her role by a small team that is equally committed to and passionate about threatened species recovery.