Board & Management

Mr Raphael Wood

Non-Executive Chair

With a career that has spanned all aspects of environmental markets Mr Wood brings a broad knowledge and unique perspective to all issues in carbon and environmental markets.
In June 2018 he founded Market Advisory Group (MAG) and is its Managing Director. MAG enjoys a reputation for being one of Australia’s preeminent independent carbon market advisory service providers.

Mr Wood spent 2.5 years as the Head of Environmental Markets with Australia's largest carbon project developer GreenCollar, and prior to that 5 years advising the Federal Government on establishing and operating environmental markets within the Clean Energy Regulator’s Office.

With a professional career that began as an exploration geologist in locations including the jungles of New Caledonia, Mr Wood then spent a decade as a stockbroker and investment advisor.

Qualifications include a Bachelor Science (Geology) and FINSIA Post-Grad Diploma of Financial Services.

Mr Anthony Fitzgerald

Executive Director and Co Secretary

Mr Fitzgerald is an agri and environmental businessman with 40 years operations and senior management knowledge.

For the 6 years prior Alterra Ltd divesting its carbon assets to Carbon Conscious Investments Ltd (CCIU) Mr Fitzgerald oversaw the science that supported the business and leading commercial management and governance to comply with the CFI Act / generate ACCUs and meet the needs of corporate clients. On the formation of CCIU in January 2019 he became Executive Director and delivered the first dividends to shareholders in May 2019.

Other experiences have included management senior roles in domestic and international grain markets, farmer networks, large scale animal production, and regional level land conservation projects.

Qualifications include a Bachelor of Agribusiness (1st Hons), an AFMA Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Services, and graduate membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Natasha (Tash) Ayers

Non-Executive Director

Dr Ayres brings experiences as diverse as agri-production to university teaching and leading programs that commercialise research.

She specialises in innovation training and mentoring, especially in regional areas and founded and leads AgriStart Pty Ltd and UniBiz Connect.

Dr Ayers has spent 8 years as a researcher/lecturer at the University of Western Australia, University of Glasgow, University of Southern California and University of Sydney, and has published more than 25 papers and supervised 10 Masters and PhD students.

During 6 years working in research management, Dr Ayers founded iPREP WA a unique program involving researchers from all 5 WA universities undertaking projects in industry, and she is on the judging panels for the Innovator of the Year and the Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship prize.

Qualifications include a PhD in Plant Biology, a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), and graduate membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.