Amanda Martin OAM

Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the Board

Founding CEO

Amanda has worked in philanthropy for over 20 years, having worked as Executive Officer for the Poola Foundation for four years before helping to establish the AEGN in 2008.

After years of participating in and helping with social and environmental change, Amanda believes that a key ingredient to making the world a better place is smart and strategic community groups working with smart and strategic philanthropy.

She has a background in biodiversity and protected area advocacy and management, working in both the public and community sector. Previously, Amanda was the Executive Officer of the Victoria National Parks Association, and the Head of Policy and Planning at Parks Victoria. She is also a trained and skilled facilitator of groups and regularly uses this in her current role.

For some odd reason she was recruited to the Ford Motor Company Graduate program where she worked for four years.

She has a degree in Zoology and post-graduate qualifications in Environment Studies.

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