We are delighted to share the news that our CEO, Nancy Moloney, is adding another member to the Jane Goodall Institute Australia family! Nancy is going on maternity leave shortly and whist she will remain on the Board during her year’s leave, we have welcomed James Forbes as our Interim CEO.
James has more than 10 years’ experience working in senior management roles at WWF and the Nature Conservation Trust – both well established and successful wildlife and environmental for-purpose organisations. He was most recently the Advancement Director at the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. James has qualifications in marketing, communications and leadership. He is an experienced and successful leader, fundraiser and also has experience in event management. In 2016 James was a finalist in the CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year award for the not for profit category. But, best of all, James has a strong passion for animals and the environment.
We are also very pleased to share that we have a new R&S General Manger, Margaret Morton, on the team. Margaret is former science teacher who went on to play critical roles with some very successful charities: Lifeline (Acting CEO/GM), St John Ambulance (CEO) and St Vincent de Paul (CEO). Her impressive CV also includes an MBA, Bachelor of Ed and Teaching Diploma so she will be a great overall addition to our family and helping us grow Roots & Shoots.
Please join us in warmly welcoming James and Margaret to JGIA and wishing Nancy all the best for her upcoming baby journey!