About the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
We are…

The Charity Partner of Australia’s national parks and wildlife…

a non-government organisation with a mission to safeguard our wilderness and wildlife for future generations.

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Get to know our people

FNPW is a team passionate about safeguarding Australia’s wilderness and wildlife for future generations.

Our staff


Chief Executive Officer

Ian Darbyshire

Ian Darbyshire was appointed CEO of FNPW in 2016. He is responsible for the implementation of the organisation’s short and long term strategic plans, as well as its day to day operations.

Prior to joining FNPW, Ian held CEO roles with Rundle Mall Management Authority, South Australian Tourism, and Toop and Toop.

David Goldman

Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer

David Goldman

David has over 20 years’ experience as a strategic, customer centric marketer with a proven track record and a passion for doing things differently in both large corporates and the not-for-profit sector.

He has previously held executive roles in organisations like Coca-Cola, News Corp and Relationships Australia (NSW). David’s philosophy – it’s time to give back to our community and there’s both fulfilment and motivation beyond material possession.


Chief Operations Officer

Suzana Majstorovic

Suzana joined the FNPW in November 2019. Suzana has a background in construction, business services and not-for-profit in a range of roles including finance and administration, governance, compliance and process.

Suzana is an active member of the Australian Croatian community and is a Director of the Australian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce for NSW and Chairs the Iris Croatica Foundation.


Program Manager, Landscape Resilience

Sandy Eager

Sandy is based on Gumbaynggirr Land on the Mid North Coast NSW. She has studied Environmental Management, Community Development and Landscape Architecture.

She has extensive experience in community based natural resources management including as a Local Landcare Co-ordinator for four years and running a river rehabilitation project for six years. Sandy has also worked for local government and has most often worked for not for profit organisations. Always a plant person from a very young age, Sandy relishes her role at FNPW supporting nurseries across States and Territories to propagate local provenance plant stock and supporting agencies and community organisations to undertake revegetation and ecosystem restoration projects.


Program Manager, Wildlife Heroes

Stacey Mole

Stacey joined FNPW after 15 years in various roles within the environment and wildlife sectors. Stacey holds a degree in Environmental Science: Natural Resource Management, is very passionate about wildlife and has always sought out interesting ways to work within conservation.

Top highlights of Stacey’s career include her work on board a university-at-sea as it travelled around the world, and volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in Guatemala.


Finance Manager

Lynn Chang

B Economic & Finance (Sun Yat-sen University China), M Professional Accounting (UNSW). Lynn joined FNPW in October 2021. She has extensive accounting experience in various roles over 25 years, such as working in the construction and not-for-profit sectors across Sydney.

Lynn is excited to be a part of the FNPW team. She has always felt proud of working in the non-for-profit sector and is passionate about contributing to the community.


Projects Accountant

Christopher Doherty

Chris joined FNPW as Projects Accountant in February 2021. Chris has spent the last 11 years working in the Construction Industry in a financial role, where he has worked on many projects, including the Taronga Zoo Wildlife Retreat project.

After many year working in Construction, Chris is excited to be now part of an organisation that is giving back to the communities. Fun fact, Chris’s first ever job was working for Dublin Zoo in Ireland.

Clementine Liebenberg, Wildlife Heroes Grants Manager - Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife - FNPW

Programs Coordinator

Clementine Liebenberg

Before joining FNPW as Grants Manager for the Wildlife Heroes Project in March 2020 Clementine spent that last 10 years working for the Zoological Society of London in a variety of roles.

These roles include PA to the Zoological Director, Administrator for the Veterinary, Education and Animals teams as well as assistance in helping on projects and events across the Zoo. The best part of her career has been the opportunity to come to work every day alongside a multitude of people who are passionate about conservation and wildlife.

Malinali Gonzalez

Marketing Coordinator

Malinali Gonzalez

Mali moved from Mexico to Australia in 2020 to study Commerce, Sustainability and Social Impact. Her experience falls under the areas of Design, Visual Communication and Social Media Management.

She is passionate about collaborating with non-for-profit organisations and purpose led businesses to contribute positively to their social and environmental impact goals. She loves animals, nature, and is interested in helping solve climate change.

Antonia Hebbeker

Operations Coordinator

Antonia Hebbeker

Before joining FNPW as Operations Coordinator in January 2023, Antonia worked in the consulting industry in Australia and Germany.
Antonia holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in Economic Psychology, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.

Having always been passionate and fascinated about wildlife and the environment, she is excited to be part of an organisation that works within conservation and impact-driven projects.

Founder & Patron

The late Hon. Tom Lewis AO, Founder - Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife - FNPW


The late Hon. Tom Lewis AO

Thomas (Tom) Lancelot Lewis AO was a New South Wales politician, Premier of New South Wales and Minister of the Crown in the cabinets of Sir Robert Askin and Sir Eric Willis.

As lands minister, Tom Lewis was responsible for setting up the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in 1967. He established the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife in 1970 as the fundraising arm of the NPWS. Today, the Foundation is an a-political, independent conservation organisation that operates Australia-wide.

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Patron - Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife - FNPW


His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)

His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd) was sworn in as the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 July 2019. Prior to being sworn in as Governor-General, David Hurley served as the 38th Governor of New South Wales from October 2014 – May 2019.

David Hurley joined the Australian Army in January 1972, graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. In a long and distinguished 42-year military career, his service culminated with his appointment as Chief of the Defence Force.

Board of Directors

A voluntary, unremunerated President, Treasurer and Secretary, and Board of Directors is elected annually to oversee the activities of FNPW.


David Knowles

Elected Chair in 2023 | Appointed Director 2018
Finance & Risk Committee member
Nominations Committee member

David heads Koda Capital’s Philanthropy and Social Capital team, where he is responsible for Koda’s non-profit and philanthropic client business and for the firm’s impact investing service. He chairs Koda’s Non-Profit & Responsible Investment Group and sits on Koda’s Partnership Committee.

David has worked in the industry since the late 1980s, including 10 years overseas with Coutts & Co. and Merrill Lynch. He has led philanthropic & non-profit advice businesses at Perpetual and JBWere, where, as a member of the Executive Leadership team, he was a Managing Director and head of product and marketing.

David is a member of the Centre for Social Impact’s Advisory Council, Raise Foundation’s Patron’s Advisory Council and he is a co-founder and Chair of Plus One Professional Development.

David has significant experience of chairing and serving on endowment and investment committees, overseeing charitable funds in a fiduciary capacity. He has studied Non-Profit governance at the AICD and the Harvard Business School. He is a professionally qualified trustee with significant experience of establishing, managing, investing and distributing trusts and foundations.

Helen Schuler, Treasurer - Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife - FNPW


Helen Schuler

Appointed Director 2020
Finance & Risk Committee Chair
Treasurer appointed 2021

Helen is an environmental and social risk professional, with a strong commercial mindset. While this FNPW Director role is conducted in Helen’s personal capacity, her professional role is as an Environmental and Social Risk Director at Macquarie Group.

Prior to joining Macquarie Group, Helen worked in Risk Consulting at PwC Australia and also PwC Switzerland, conducting risk and sustainability consulting and assurance.

Helen is a Chartered Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts and Science in Sustainable Development.

Jane Danziger, Director - Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife Australia - FNPW


Jane Danziger

Appointed Director 2020
Fundraising & Marketing Committee member

Jane is the Chief Transformation Officer at Woolworths, where she drives a customer first strategy, designing the transformation and supporting teams to deliver and build a sustainable business for future generations of Australians.

Prior to Woolworths, Jane spent many years with the Boston Consulting Group, most recently as a Partner & Managing Director and the Head of Gamma, BCGs advanced analytics business, in Australia. In particular, Jane has deep expertise in putting customers at the centre of change, both in incubating and scaling new businesses as well as in large cross functional teams. Jane is experienced in using data and analytics in managing personalisation, digital business builds, loyalty, marketing, consumer insight and brand and product launch. Outside of her professional life, Jane has a love for the outdoors and all things nature.



Carlyn Waters

Appointed Director 2022
Projects Committee Chair
Nominations Committee member

Carlyn is a Kamilaroi woman with over 25 years’ experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs at local, state and national levels.

Prior to joining the Australian Public Service, Carlyn worked in tourism, capacity building and business development sectors. Carlyn has completed a Bachelor of Business in Public Relations and Organisational Communication and a Masters of Arts in Indigenous Social Policy. She has recently commenced a Masters of Business Administration at the Australian National University.


Tim Jarvis AM

Appointed Director 2023

Environmental scientist, author, adventurer and public speaker Tim Jarvis AM is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss. Having worked in sustainability for 30 years, he currently provides strategic and practical sustainability advice to a range of corporate organisations.

Tim is well known for his historically authentic recreations of the Antarctic survival journeys of Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton. He is founder and leader of The Forktree Project, a native revegetation project on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, Global Ambassador and Governor of environmental NGO WWF and a Vice President of Flora and Fauna International.


Natalie Kyriacou OAM

Appointed Director 2023
Fundraising & Marketing Committee member

Natalie Kyriacou OAM is a recognised environmental and social impact leader, highly regarded for her authentic leadership in advancing nature, climate, and social equity outcomes.

Natalie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia and the Forbes 30 Under 30 honour for her services to wildlife and environmental conservation and education in 2018. She was the United Nations Environment Programme’s ‘Young Champion of the Earth’ Finalist for her innovation in wildlife and environmental conservation, and in 2022, was recognised as one of The Australian’s ‘Top Innovators’ for environmental impact and ‘Top Green Voices’ on LinkedIn.

She is the Founder and Chair of wildlife and environmental organisation, My Green World, a Director at climate and nature firm Pollination, a Board Committee member at CARE Australia, an Australian Delegate to the W20 (the official engagement group of the G20), and the former Australian Director of Sri Lanka-based NGO, Dogstar Foundation.

Natalie is also a freelance writer, public speaker and presenter, and climate and nature advisor. She has previously supported the formation of PwC’s ESG business, and has experience advising corporate, government, and nonprofit clients across sustainability strategy, biodiversity and climate policy, and social impact initiatives. Natalie has authored and co-authored a range of papers, including PwC’s national report on ‘the value of an Australian biodiversity market’ in 2022.