Jim and Heather Phillipson are based in East Gippsland, where they have devoted their farm to Land for Nature. They are both actively engaged in local environmental initiatives including with Landcare, BirdLife and Trust for Nature. Jim and Heather began their journey as supporters of environmental organisations many years ago, kicking off with the Wilderness Society and the Franklin River Blockade in the 1980s and continuing through Bush Heritage, Australian Wildlife Conservancy and BirdLife Aust.
Jim has a strong background in management, having built a number of successful regional businesses over 40 years, and is now converting those skills and capital to environmental philanthropy. He has recently created a PAF (Rendere – which means ‘to give’ in Italian) and is enjoying immersion and rapid learning in the world of philanthropy.