Stuart Paul to speak at Arid Lands

JUNE SPEAKER: Stuart Paul will talk at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden on June 2.

JUNE SPEAKER: Stuart Paul will talk at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden on June 2.

Stuart Paul will be presenting at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden on Saturday, June 2, talking about his work in the north of the state and notably in world heritage sites in the Northern Territory.

Stuart, a regional director with the Department for Environment and Water, is an experienced executive with a background in conservation, natural resource and protected area management.

In his current role, Stuart leads a diverse team with functions that support the effective management of national parks, natural resources, pastoral lands and high profile conservation programs across a region spanning 50 per cent of South Australia, from the rugged Flinders Ranges to the iconic outback bordering the NT, QLD and NSW.

Stuart has a demonstrated capacity to shape, develop and lead management teams, and provides executive level guidance and support for numerous statutory Boards including the South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resource Management Board, the Pastoral Board of South Australia and numerous National Park (Co-management) Boards.

Key industry and community partners include peak primary production groups, the mining and resource sector, the tourism industry and numerous Native Title body corporates.

Prior to joining the Department for Environment and Water in 2013, Stuart worked across both the state and commonwealth public sector, in wide ranging leadership roles spanning workforce planning and development, operational management and conservation program delivery, most notably across the world heritage listed and jointly managed Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks.  Stuart holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Adelaide, post-graduate qualifications in Public Sector Leadership and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  He resides in Port Augusta with his wife Natasha and two children, Samuel and Zoe.

The presentation will be held in the AALBG conference room at 1pm. Following his presentation which is open to everybody there will be a free tour around AALBG with trained tour guides.