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Brendan Foran

Brendan Foran is an experienced Director and Executive known for his pioneering leadership in the natural resource and environment sector.

Brendan was the CEO of Greening Australia for 11 years where he led an organisation-wide governance and strategy reform program that enabled greater levels of impact, efficiency and resilience.

He was also the inaugural Chair of the Australian Land Conversation Alliance (ALCA), the peak national body representing organisations that work to conserve, manage and restore nature on privately managed land.

Brendan’s other executive and director roles include Corporate Affairs Manager Eastern States for Alcoa of Australia, Founding Chair of SeedX and Canopy- Nature Based Solutions, Founding Director of NatureCo, and Non- executive Director of North-East Water and the Gordon Institute of TAFE.

Brendan currently sits on the Boards of Green Collar, Australia’s largest environmental markets investor and project developer, AustraHort, a major Australian seed supplier where he also serves as Chair, and the North East Catchment Management Authority. He also provides strategic advice and coaching to Boards and Executives working in and across the environment sector.

Brendan holds an MBA and an Advanced Diploma in Business Management, was a 2011 Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange participant in Iceland and a 2016 Harvard Club of Australia non-profit fellow.


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