James Fitzsimons

Director of Conservation
The Nature Conservancy

James is the Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy’s Australia Program where he oversees the organisation’s conservation planning, science, implementation and policy functions. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, with particular research interests in the fields of protected area policy, practical conservation planning and ecology.

James has previously worked in the fields of conservation policy and planning for government environment departments and agencies, and for non-government environment organisations.