Board and staff

BOARD MEMBERS

Al Mucci (Chair)

General Manager Life Sciences | Dreamworld Corroboree

Al Mucci has been in the zoological industry for over 18 years and has held the position of General Manager of the wildlife department at Dreamworld for the past 10 years. Al has broad- based experience with a wide variety of animals which has included senior positions in non-government organisations, private and public institutions. Al is a Director of the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF), Save the Bilby Fund Inc., 21st Century Tiger/Zoological Society of London. Under Al’s leadership, DWF is the world’s largest contributor to tiger conservation.

Al is an invited member of the Biosecurity Queensland Ministerial Advisory Council.

Al has set up numerous initiatives in the preservation of Australian wildlife. These include being the driving force behind National Threatened Species Day activities across Australia (such as the Brisbane CBD) and leading conservation initiatives of the koala locally in south-east Queensland (e.g. invited presenter for the Federal Koala Senate Enquiry). Al has been co-author to numerous conservation scientific papers due to his leadership in this area.

Al has been working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community locally and across Australia for the past 10 years. Under the leadership of Al, Dreamworld was the first leisure-based attraction in Australia to launch a Reconciliation Action Plan.

Al dreamt-up the Corroboree project and was successful in obtaining a grant from the Federal Government to integrate a current wildlife attraction into an authentic and credible Indigenous experience with wildlife. 53 individuals from 22 language groups were part of Dreamworld Corroboree.

Dreamworld Corroboree won the Queensland Premier’s Reconciliation Award 2014, the Northern Territory Cinematography Award for the Creation Story of the Gold Coast, National 2015 Cinematography Award for the Creation Story of the Gold Coast, World Media Festival Hamburg 2015, Gold – Tourism, Entertainment/Edutainment for the Creation Story of the Gold Coast, World Media Festival Hamburg 2015, Special Award – Best original music for the Creation Story of the Gold Coast.

Due to Al Mucci’s strong links with community and country (the people) he has been supported by local Yugambeh language group people of the Gold Coast to assist with Indigenous engagement for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games. This is a part-time role supported by Dreamworld.

Tim Krause (Company Secretary)

Tim brings excellent knowledge of accounting procedures and processes to Save the Bilby Fund

Kevin Bradley (Director and CEO)

Kev (pictured above) joined Save the Bilby Fund in 2002 and has been its CEO since 2014.

Kev was the Director of Veterinary Services and Animal Operations with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queensland. His primary responsibilities included strategic planning and operational and administrative management of animal and veterinary operations for the RSPCA state wide.

He has a strong background in captive animal care and welfare as well as wildlife conservation. Kevin is committed to improving animal welfare outcomes across a range of taxa having worked within the zoological industry in excess of 20 years and now focusing his work within the broader animal welfare and conservation sectors.

  • Director of Veterinary Services and Animal Operations, RSPCA Queensland.
  • Animal Welfare and Ethics Committee member, RSPCA Queensland.
  • Former Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Life Sciences Dreamworld/Whitewater World, Gold Coast Australia.
  • Past President: Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria, Queensland Branch (ARAZPAQ).
  • Board Member: Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria (ARAZPA).
  • Founding Chairman: ARAZPA Accreditation Committee.
  • Appointed Representative to the Recreational and Commercial Animal Management Advisory Committee (RACAMAC) to the Minister for the Environment Queensland (2003–2007).
  • Zoological Industry Representative: Rural Industry Training Advisory Council, advising State and Federal Government training priorities.
  • Representative of the Animal Care and Management Working Group to develop qualification framework for the Captive and related Animal Care Sectors.
  • Board member: National Industry Steering Committee for the Animal Care and Management Training Package.
  • Representative of the captive animal sector/ Animal Care and Management Training Package 2003/ 2004. Course development – implementation and endorsement.
  • Convenor: National Zookeeper Education Working Group.
  • Committee Member: Course Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) for Cert III in Native Animal Rehabilitation.

Dr Paul Campbell (Director)

Dr Paul Campbell, Ph.D., Post Grad, Dipl. Comp. Sci., Fellow ACS, has been a director of technology companies spanning information technology, software development for the internet and information architecture since 1984.

Before becoming a pioneer of the computer industry in Australia, Paul completed a PhD in ecological modelling at the University of Queensland.The research for this modelling was conducted off the coast of Queensland on Fraser Island

Paul is now the Principal of Cogentia, a consultancy specialising in digital economy transition planning, IT procurement strategy and project planning & initiation.

Paul is also a director of Outback Touring, a company that has released a sophisticated geospatial apps for caravaners and grey nomads travelling Australia.

Between 2005 and 2013 Paul was the Executive Officer of the ICT Industry Workgroup, a body that acted on behalf of Queensland IT associations in advising the Queensland Government on governance, procurement and industry development policy.In this role Paul has formally evaluated and reported on the procurement strategies of over 1.2 billion dollars in government ICT.

Paul has established four successful companies and has been instrumental in setting up four landmark industry associations, The Australian Interactive Media Industry Association, Software Queensland, the ICT Industry Workgroup and most recently the Green IT Special Interest Group.

Throughout his business career Paul has focussed on building relationships between business, government and the education and research sectors and maintains a strong interest in industry practice, the social impacts of technology and the emerging digital economy.

Dr Rachel Greenfield (Director)

Dr Rachel Greenfield holds a range of qualifications, including a Masters in Environmental Management and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Queensland.These credentials have been gained following a number of years working in central Australian and international rangelands where she has been committed to devising solutions to complex environmental problems.

Rachel has worked for research institutions, Natural Resource Management Groups and for all levels of government in roles in the fields of science, law and environmental recovery. Rachel is currently working for Brisbane City Council, where she is responsible for managing a team of scientists, researchers and practitioners responsible for vegetation protection, human-wildlife interactions and designing innovations to improve invasive species management.

Rachel first became involved with the Fund whilst working in south-west Queensland, where she was quickly inspired by the Fund's founders.She has since been an active campaigner and supporter of the Fund, dedicating significant amounts of her spare time to the pursuit of sustainable land management and restoration practices, the conservation of native fauna and working to ensure its existence in the future.

STAFF MEMBERS

Kevin Bradley (Director and CEO)

Refer to bio above.

Kat Lutz (Manager – Charleville Bilby Experience)

Kat completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at The University of Queensland before moving to Charleville for work. Her interest in species in need led her to the Charleville Bilby Experience as the logical next career move. She places a high priority on educating visitors about the bilbies and other native animals She believes it is paramount to give as many kids as possible the opportunity to see these endangered animals.

Peggy Mucci (Projects officer - part-time)

Peggy Mucci has extensive experience working with wildlife and people. She has held professional positions as a wildlife carer/animal keeper, as a ranger, and as a designer and coordinator of educational programs. She has also worked as an environmental consultant and as an event coordinator. She currently serves as a projects officer for the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia and in this role she has, for many years, coordinated the zoo presence at Threatened Species Day, each September across eastern Australia.

Peggy provides advice and guidance in our work with other organisations, individuals and with government agencies. She manages the work of our Runaway Bay office, including our subscriber database and merchandise offering.

Colleen Foelz (Communication manager and project co-ordinator - casual)

Colleen supports the fund through project and communication management roles. She is a freelance science editor and communicator at 'edenink' and majored in zoology for her BSc. A former biology teacher, she has moved into editing, communication and publication management with a strong focus on the environmental sciences and all things zoological. Colleen also works as an Information Officer at the Queensland Museum.

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