Dr Judy West

Judy West is Executive Director of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and Assistant Secretary, within Parks Australia, a Division of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment. Besides the Botanic Gardens, she oversees Parks Australia’s science, natural resource and knowledge-management activities, and manages Parks Partnerships. Judy has more than 30 years experience in scientific…

Mr Michael Harvey

Michael has recently stepped into the role of leading South Australia’s iconic Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium. Managing three large estates across Adelaide’s CBD and picturesque Hills, draws on Michael’s significant background in the cultural and science sector. Michael’s career is strongly linked to the natural history of our world and provides a specific focus…

Mr Bryan Harty

Bryan has held the position of Director of George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens since 2013. He has qualifications in tropical horticulture and environmental science and has worked in the fields of horticultural training and indigenous natural resource management and training since the 1990s. In his role as a CHABG Committee member, Bryan represents both the…

Ms Denise Ora

Highly experienced, innovative, and solution-driven senior executive with proven track record working in both complex scientific, environmental, commercial, and regulated government cultural institutions of national significance. Successfully leading diverse and challenging projects in high visitation sites to deliver positive transformation and strategic change.  Currently, Denise has the responsibility of leading the incredible Royal Botanic Gardens…

Prof. Tim Entwisle

Professor Tim Entwisle is a highly respected scientist, scientific communicator and botanic gardens director. He took up the role of Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Gardens (including Melbourne Gardens and Cranbourne Gardens) in March 2013, following two years in a senior role at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and eight years as Executive Director…

Mr David Reid

David Reid is the Acting Director of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens having previously worked as the Horticultural Coordinator for the gardens. David has extensive experience in large scale landscape design across commercial and private sites, including management of living collections.