Trevor Adil is a Farmer and Civil Engineer with diverse interests in science and environmental sustainability issues. He believes there are limits to growth on planet Earth and that if humanity is to survive well into the future then much more needs to be done to educate people re the consequences of population growth, destruction of habitat and resource consumption.
Originally from Mareeba in North Queensland, Pietro brings a strong legal and business background. Having built and led a successful practice that serviced clients across Queensland and the NT in Commercial Law, Business Law, Corporations Law and Agricultural Law he is now Director of a private IT enterprise. As a lawyer Pietro was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Read More
He was formerly the President for the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce and was a Ministerial Appointment to the Mareeba Shire Transfer Advisory Committee in 2012-13. Pietro is passionate about rural Australia and believes we can do better for our rural landscapes and communities.
Dr. Annabelle Olsson is a world-renowned veterinarian specialising in Australian wildlife. Annabelle has a strong research background, with a Master of Science on the health of free living spectacled flying foxes, and a PhD on the anaesthesia of estuarine and freshwater crocodiles. She has been admitted as a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the chapters of Avian Health, and Medicine and Husbandry of Australasian Wildlife. Read More
She founded the first wildlife rehabilitation organisation in North Queensland in 1993, and joined Forever Wild (then WCTQ) in 2006 where she served as President from 2006-2018. Annabelle’s veterinary facility is a sentinel clinic for Wildlife Health Australia, and Annabelle is also on the board of the Australian Veterinary Association’s Veterinary Conservation Biology.
An ecologist, Terry completed Australia’s first protected area management course at Queensland University, Gatton campus in the early 1980’s. After a short time as a park ranger he worked for over three decades on national captive breeding programs for endangered species and nature education programs, and worked extensively with print and visual media outlets emphasizing the plight of Australia’s threatened wildlife. Terry is deeply involved in conservation efforts of Northern Australia and specifically on the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. Terry has extensive networks in ecological science and government.
President & CEO
Fiachra's career has spanned the globe, tackling some of planet’s most pressing conservation and societal challenges. He has extensive experience in Africa, Australia and S.E. Asia working with diverse landscapes and cultures. He conceived and leads Forever Wild as he believes we must work towards healthy societies and biological diversity across the Earth's last remaining wildernesses. He believes we must think and act at a spatial, societal and temporal scale that is truly meaningful - if we don't think at scale we won't act at scale. Read More
Fiachra has a Master of Science in Conservation Biology from the University of Queensland, is a former research scientist with the CSIRO and regularly advises large foundations on their global conservation strategies.