Landcare NSW has announced the appointment of Adrian Zammit as new CEO to steer the organisation through the next stage of growth.

The CEO’s role will be to build partnerships, generate new funding sources and deliver services that are valued by the Landcare community.

Adrian comes to Landcare NSW from his previous role as Chief Operating Officer with Healthy Land and Water, an independent not-for-profit responsible for protecting natural resources in South East Queensland.

With the support of the NSW Government and Local Land Services, Landcare NSW is building its capability and capacity to better support the 60,000-strong volunteer Landcare community.

Landcare NSW Chair, Rob Dulhunty, said he was delighted with the appointment, describing Adrian as a highly qualified person for the job with a science and commercial background, and a passion for working with the community to change the way we interact with the natural environment.

“As a result of programs underway, including the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative, the operational task of leading Landcare NSW has grown significantly. We felt the time was right to engage our first Chief Executive Officer to support the valuable work that our member groups and volunteer Landcarers do,” said Mr Dulhunty.

“A healthy and well supported Landcare movement will equip us for future challenges and empowers capable and willing volunteers to work to protect and restore our natural environment.”

Adrian has a Master of Business Administration (General and Strategic Business Management) and a PHD in Agriculture.

He is a senior executive and team builder with over 24 years’ experience in numerous leadership, senior executive and technical leadership roles in environmental consultancy and advisory companies.