Dr Jody Gunn
Chief executive officer, Australian Land Conservation Alliance
Dr Gunn is committed to nature conservation at national and international scales. She is a conservation scientist with executive-level management experience spanning over two decades. Her career has included academia, non-government and government organisations, with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a PhD from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK.
Dr Gunn is the chief executive officer of the Australian Land Conservation Alliance and through this role is seeking to grow the impact, capability and influence of private land conservation to achieve a healthy and resilient Australia.
Prior to this, Dr Gunn was the executive manager south-east for Bush Heritage Australia. During her 6 years with the organisation, she oversaw the expansion of Bush Heritage Australia’s reserves and partnerships, the delivery and expansion of a private land stewardship program on agricultural land, and strengthened Aboriginal partnerships across Bush Heritage’s portfolios across south-east Australia.