Rod has been involved with the Conservation Council since 1994 and the environment movement since 1983. He has a specific in interest in reserve management but is willing to embrace any environmental issue of importance. He is the Conservation Council’s President, elected October 2015, having previously being Treasurer from 1995 and 2001 and then again from 2008 to 2013, then Vice-President 2013-15.
He has been a national council member of the Australian Conservation Foundation; a member of an ACT ministerial environmental advisory group; has chaired the ACT Environment Grants sub-committee; sat on governmental committees on landcare and reserves; and was a major contributor to the ACT Environmental Law Handbook. He has been treasurer of the Environmental Defender’s Office and the Canberra branch of the ACF and is the immediate past-President of the National Parks Association of the ACT. He is also Vice-President of the National Parks Australia Council.
Rod has a passion for bushwalking and is a very poor “twitcher”. He also runs.