Wildlife Rescue Campaigner
Greg became the director of Bonorong at just 25 years of age, and since then has transformed it from a tourist park into a Sanctuary for conservation excellence with a focus on programs to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife, as well as a strong focus on environmental education.
Highly inspiring, Greg’s work protecting Tasmania’s unique wildlife won him the 2012 Young Tasmanian of the Year Award. He works tirelessly to assist in the protection of Tasmania’s native species and is the driving force behind the pioneering conservation programs at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
This determination and passion for animals is characteristic of the boy who declared to his mother at age seven that he would own a wildlife sanctuary when he grew up. Years of caring for injured and orphaned wildlife allowed Greg to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create the ideal Sanctuary for these creatures to recover in.
His ability to recognise where help is needed and develop programs to deliver tangible outcomes has quickly made him a key figure in Tasmanian wildlife conservation. In a community where environmental concerns are often prominent and polarising, Greg’s growing profile puts him in a position to create change and influence others.
His amazing dedication to wildlife and tourism in Tasmania has also seen him being recognised with other prestigious accolades. These include; the Southern Cross Young Achiever Award for Environment, the Pride Of Australia Award for Environment and the 2016 Brighton Citizen of the Year Award.
When not working, Greg is an avid sportsman, musician and gardener