FNPW appoints new Chair and three new Directors

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) has appointed David Knowles to the role of Chair as well as three new Directors: Tim Jarvis AM, Suzanne Jones, and Natalie Kyriacou OAM.

FNPW has been working tirelessly to protect Australia’s native wildlife and parks for more than 50 years. Along with the new board appointments, FNPW is launching its new brand, logo, and messaging, which is an embodiment of FNPW’s work in protecting and enhancing Australia’s unique biodiversity and a mark that will set the Foundation apart from other wildlife organisations. The new design emphasises the Foundation’s commitment to the conservation of parks and wildlife, as well as its commitment to creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

About the new appointees:

David Knowles, Chair

David has been an appointed Director for FNPW since 2018. Along with his new appointment as Chair, he is also a Finance and Risk Committee member and Nominations Committee member, with impact investing and responsible investing a key feature of his advisory work.

David is also Head of 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 is also Chair of Koda’s Non-Profit and Responsible Investment Group and sits on Koda’s Partnership Committee.

Tim Jarvis AM, Director

Tim is an environmental scientist, author, adventurer, and public speaker. He 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.

Suzanne Jones BTP (Hons), MBA, MPIA, FAICD, Director

Suzanne is also a Finance and Risk Committee member for FNPW. She has held senior executive and non‐executive roles involving transport and energy, infrastructure planning and delivery, environmental assessment and sustainability, resource management, property development, tourism, and vocational education and training.

Natalie Kyriacou OAM, Director

Natalie is also a Fundraising and Marketing Committee member for FNPW. She is a recognised environmental and social impact leader and is highly regarded for her authentic leadership in advancing nature, climate, and social equity outcomes. Natalie is also the Founder and Chair of wildlife and environmental organisation, My Green World.

The full FNPW Board now consists of:

  • David Knowles, Chair
  • Helen Schuler, Director/Treasurer
  • Jane Danziger, Director
  • Carlyn Waters, Director
  • Tim Jarvis AM, Director
  • Suzanne Jones, Director
  • Natalie Kyriacou OAM, Director.

David Knowles said, “As I take on the role of Chair of FNPW, I would like to take the opportunity to recognise the previous Chair, Patrick Medley, and the contribution he made to FNPW over his eight-plus years with the organisation. He will continue to play a role as member of the Foundation’s newly formed Advisory Council. I also welcome our three new Directors—Tim, Suzanne, and Natalie—to the Board and look forward to the contribution they can make to FNPW.

“The Foundation does important work well. At the heart of everything we do is our commitment to protecting threatened species and enhancing our precious National Parks.

“In addition, the launch of the new brand represents a significant step forward for FNPW as it enters a new era of growth and expansion. The new logo and its message of “building futures together” will provide the foundation with a strong and unified brand identity that will help us better connect with our supporters. The Foundation is committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure the protection of Australia’s unique wildlife and parks.

“It is with great pleasure that I can now take the helm of the Board to play a role in ensuring that FNPW continues to work towards creating lasting impacts, positive environmental and social change, and a sustainable future for generations to come.”


About Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW)

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) is the charity partner of Australia’s national parks, committed to preserving the country’s natural beauty for future generations. With over 50 years of experience, FNPW partners with federal, state, and territory governments and corporate Australia to rebuild parks and wildlife populations and support environmental communities. The goal is to create a lasting impact and positive social change, ensuring that Australia’s natural wonders are protected and enjoyed for generations to come.

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