8 October, 2022
CEO takes the reins at Cape York NRM
THE new CEO of Cape York Natural Resource Management has hit the ground running with a trip north to meet the team in the organisation’s Cooktown office.
Adam Sadler began his appointment on Monday at the Atherton office, taking over from interim CEO and NRM stalwart Bob Frazer, before he headed to Cooktown on Wednesday, where he was also welcomed by Councillor Marilyn Morris.
The chartered environmental engineer and former senior manager within Local Government, brings more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles in North Queensland and has overseen diverse delivery teams ranging from natural resource management, civil works, parks and open spaces, environmental health, regulatory services, community services and relations, major events, emergency management and tourism.
“Having grown up in Far North Queensland, I am happy to be back in the region and look forward to applying my skills and knowledge to help protect Cape York landscapes, grow our community and sustain the economic diversity of the region,” he said.
“The Natural Resource Management sector is gaining national significance as a reliable and effective source of ensuring on-the-ground, proven project delivery designed to improve the biodiversity and health of country.
“Our work in fire management, protection of threatened species, weed control and feral animal management, water quality improvement and agricultural innovation are becoming ever more important as the State of the Environment Report reveals dire predictions as the impacts of climate change take effect.
“I look forward to steering the organisation into new and emerging areas and continuing to strengthen our position as a key facilitator for delivery projects across the Cape.”