National Development Manager UK/Europe
Lizzy was born in Hobart, Tasmania and her life as a passionate conservationist developed from an early age. Growing up with strong professional women as role models fuelled her desire to become a leader in STEMM.
Lizzy experienced the hands-on research side of conservation in her early career before moving into a client-facing position to drive revenue for conservation outcomes. Lizzy’s work has taken her to New Zealand, Zambia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. She has developed an appreciation and understanding that environmental sustainability cannot be achieved in isolation, inclusive and innovative partnership models are required to close the conservation funding gap.
Lizzy currently heads up Australian Wildlife Conservancy UK. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the organisation’s UK and European growth. She has taken on an advisory role to the Board of Trustees and over the past four years has increased the number of women in Trustee positions from zero to three. Lizzy is particularly interested in communicating conservation effectively and is a skilled public speaker. She is a member of Debate London and a former member of Holborn Toastmasters. Lizzy regularly presents and has developed relationships with senior members of government, business, and key influencers to inspire action towards protecting the environment.
Lizzy holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Business Administration from Imperial College Business School. She has been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and member of the Cook Society since 2021. She is co-author of two scientific publications and was awarded a research grant from the Australasian Seabird Group in 2014.
Lizzy currently lives in London with her fiancé, Myles. She enjoys bushwalking, sailing, and also fosters cats from the local RSPCA.