Peter Cochrane has over 20 years' experience in senior executive leadership and governance roles in the public and private sectors. From 1999–2013 he was Director of National Parks and head of Parks Australia.
He now consults on environment and sustainability issues and is a Director of Ecotourism Australia, Tangaroa Blue Foundation, and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. He chairs the Steering Committee for the National Environmental Science Program Marine Biodiversity Hub, and its Research Users Committee. Mr Cochrane co-chaired the Bioregional Advisory Panel and was a member of the Expert Scientific Panel that conducted the Commonwealth Marine Reserves Review in 2015
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