Board Members

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The Penguin Foundation Board presently comprises six members with extensive experience in conservation, research, wildlife management, business and law.

  • Wendy Peter - Chairman
  • William Naughtin
  • Dr Peter Dann
  • Jane Jobe
  • Tania Maddigan
  • Dr Philip Moors AO
  • Catherine Bastefield
 Wendy Peters


Wendy Peter - Chair

Wendy is General Counsel of the ACCC and was previously a partner of Allens Arthur Robinson specialising in commercial and competition law. She has been a Penguin Foundation Board member since 2006. 

 William Naughton


William Naughtin

William is a resident of Phillip Island. He is an agricultural consultant and company director who has developed a high level of respect in his field over the past 35 years. Prior to establishing his own consultancy he held senior positions in the financial services industry. He also owns and operates a grazing property in South West Gippsland. William has had a lifelong commitment to community service including serving as director and chairman of not-for-profit organisations. He is a strong advocate for community involvement in the management of a sustainable environment.

 Peter Dann


Dr Peter Dann

Peter has worked extensively as a wildlife ecologist for over 35 years and has published extensively on seabirds and shorebirds in Australasia.  Peter is a research fellow of the Department of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne, an elected fellow of Birdlife Australia,  Board member of the World Seabird Union and past chairman of the Australasian Seabird Group.  He is an associate editor of the scientific journal “Marine Ornithology” and the Research Director at Phillip Island Nature Parks overseeing the extensive research program conducted by the organisation. Peter holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne - Zoology. 

 

Jane Jobe  

Jane is a long-term Phillip Island community member and environmentalist. She has served as a board member of the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority and non-profit Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation, and on the committees of local environmental groups. Jane has completed governance training by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is co-owner of a land development business that incorporates sustainable development principles. Jane holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Science), Charles Sturt University, 2001 and a Bachelor of Business (Communication), Queensland University of Technology, 1992.

Tania Maddiagn

Tania Maddigan

Tania is a long term resident of Phillip Island with 25 years experience working with a multi-national resource company in the areas of environment, safety and compliance. Tania has served as a member of the Phillip Island Nature Parks Environment Committee and has a strong interest in the Environment.

 Philip Moors

Philip recently completed 20 years of service as the Director and Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. During this role, Philip was integral in creating the Australian Garden at Cranbourne, which celebrates the diversity and beauty of Australia's plant life. Philip has extensive experience in conservation as a researcher and for the New Zealand Wildlife Service and as Director of BirdLife Australia. He has gained significant knowledge of penguins and other birds throughout these roles and has authored or co-authored several publications. In 2013 Philip was recognised as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to conservation and the environment. Philip joined the Penguin Foundation Board in 2013. Philip holds a BSc with First Class Honours, Australian National University, 1966-1969 and a PhD, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 1970-1974

Philip recently completed 20 years of service as the Director and Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. During this role Philip was integral in creating the Australian Garden at Cranbourne, which celebrates the diversity and beauty of Australia's plant life. Philip has extensive experience in conservation as a researcher and for the New Zealand Wildlife Service as Director of BirdLife Australia. He has gained significant knowledge of penguins and other birds throughout these roles and has authored and co-authored several publications. In 2013 Philip was recognised as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to conservation and the environment. Philip joined the Penguin Foundation Board in 2013. Philip's qualifications include BSc with First Class Honoues, Australian National University and PhD University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Philip recently completed 20 years of service as the Director and Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. During this role Philip was integral in creating the Australian Garden at Cranbourne, which celebrates the diversity and beauty of Australia's plant life. Philip has extensive experience in conservation as a researcher and for the New Zealand Wildlife Service as Director of BirdLife Australia. He has gained significant knowledge of penguins and other birds throughout these roles and has authored and co-authored several publications. In 2013 Philip was recognised as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to conservation and the environment. Philip joined the Penguin Foundation Board in 2013. Philip's qualifications include BSc with First Class Honoues, Australian National University and PhD University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
 Catherine Basterfield Profile3

Catherine Basterfield

Catherine is the CEO of Phillip Island Nature Parks and has 7 years' with the Nature Parks in Senior Management roles covering Tourism Operations and Finance. Catherine has a passion for the environment and a love for Phillip Island and the wider Bass Coast Region. Catherine's experience in tourism as preceded by finance roles at Bupa, managing a financial reporting team in the UK and audit roles at KPMG.