Our new General Manager, Joanne Needham, has been working away behind the scenes for the last couple of months of 2018, but we think the New Year is a good time to officially welcome her to the Reef Check Australia team and share a bit about her with you.
Joanne has a unique blend of skills that she brings to the team, along with a positive and energetic attitude which is much appreciated (not to mention essential) here!
She has a long history of working in the charity sector, being a part of Girl Guiding both in Australia and the UK as a member and a leader for more than 20 years, as well as working for The Refugee Council whilst living in the UK.
She also has a stong background in finance, with over a decades’ work as a Management Accountant in both the UK and Australia. And she backs up her love of the ocean with a Bachelor of Marine Science Honours degree with a major in marine biology & ecology from The University of Queensland.
We are happy and excited to have Joanne on board as we build on our essential work to protect our marine environments in 2019!