Currently Professor at The University of Queensland (40%). Chief Scientist Accounting for Nature (10%). Co-chair The Biodiversity Council (10%). BSc Maths from The University of Adelaide. PhD from Oxford University supported by a Rhodes Scholarship (1984). Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and inaugural Fenner (AAS) medallist. Foreign Associate of The US National Academy of Sciences (FNAS). Has published over 720 peer-reviewed scientific papers, supervised over 90 PhD students and 60 postdoctoral researchers. Co-winner of two Eureka prizes. Author of the "Brigalow declaration". Compulsive birdwatcher. Formerly (2016-2019) Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy with >4000 staff operating in >70 countries. Formerly Chief Scientist of Queensland.
Inaugural Fenner medal; FAA; FNAS, Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences (USA); Honorary doctorates from University of British Columbia and The University of Adelaide.