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Carole Sweatman

Carole is our Senior Water Advisor, supporting GreenCollar’s Reef Credit team as well as developing partnerships for new water quality markets beyond the Great Barrier Reef. Carole joined GreenCollar in February 2020, bringing more than 35 years’ experience in public sector and not-for-profit environmental and natural resources organisations in Australia and overseas. Carole is a highly experienced Executive leader and for the past 15 years she has been working in the Wet Tropics and the Queensland coast with farmers, government and the community creating and delivering innovative, collaborative water quality programs. Carole is passionate about improving the condition of our land, water and soils and is recognised nationally for her collaborative approach. Her leadership and vision has been recognised through national awards, including Not For Profit Leadership and AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies.

As a proud co-creator of the Reef Credit Scheme, she is very excited about the opportunity that Reef Credits projects can bring to develop partnerships with landholders to improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Carole has a Science degree from the Australian National University and brings invaluable leadership, collaboration skills and experience to GreenCollar. She brings exceptional knowledge and understanding of the issues, science and people. Based in Cairns, Carole is committed to solutions that value the work of farmers and the community and that contribute to strong rural economies. When she is not working, she can be found enjoying the beautiful landscapes and coast of the Wet Tropics with her family.

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