International Koala Centre of Excellence
IKCE Patrons, Ambassadors and Board of Directors
IKCE International Patrons
Chairman, Longleat Enterprises (Longleat)
Wildlife and Conservation Advocate
Community and Business Leader
Public Commentator (Tour Down Under) and Conservation Advocate
Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Coopers Brewery Ltd
Australian Wildlife Artist
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.
Executive Director, Strategy, Science and Corporate Services, and Chief Information Officer, at the Department for Environment and Water SA.
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.
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 is a professional nonexecutive company director with more than twenty years’ experience on boards and audit, governance and risk committees.