IKCE Patrons, Ambassadors and Board of Directors

IKCE International Patrons

Emma Thynn,
Viscountess Weymouth
Ceawlin Thynn,
Viscount Weymouth
Chairman, Longleat Enterprises (Longleat)

IKCE Ambassadors

Adam Hills Entertainer (Comedian)
Trish Liggett Wildlife and Conservation Advocate
Parry Agius Community and Business Leader
Phil Liggett Public Commentator (Tour Down Under) and Conservation Advocate
Melanie Cooper Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Coopers Brewery Ltd
Jeremy Boot Australian Wildlife Artist
Teresa Palmer Actress, Writer, Producer and Director

IKCE Chief Executive Officer

Professor Chris Daniels BSc (Hons) PhD DSc FAICD Chris holds adjunct professorships at University of Adelaide and University of South Australia. He has held senior leadership roles in a wide range of government and community organisations. Chris is actively involved with nature conservation and urban sustainability. Until taking the role of IKCE CEO, Chris had been the Director of Cleland Wildlife Park for almost two years. He is focused on conserving wildlife and connecting people with nature.

IKCE Board Members

Ian Drummond (Chair) Ian Drummond is an entrepreneur and environmentalist who has a background in education and current business interests in tourism in the Northern Territory and South Australia.
Sandy Carruthers Executive Director, Strategy, Science and Corporate Services, and Chief Information Officer, at the Department for Environment and Water SA.
Brian Cunningham 25 years experience as a Chief Executive in both the private and public sectors in Australia and has wide ranging experience in leading and managing successful organizations over that time.
Kristina Roberts Extensive experience in executive leadership and management. She has worked with local and state governments in the areas of business and economic development.
Kris Helglen (Deputy Chair) Kristofer Helgen is a professor of biological sciences and deputy director of applied conservation at the University of Adelaide.
Yvonne Sneddon Yvonne is a professional nonexecutive company director with more than twenty years’ experience on boards and audit, governance and risk committees.

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