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DIRECTOR – Roz Walden

Roz has been actively involved in CAFNEC since moving to Cairns 2.5 years ago. Through her involvement as both a volunteer and employee, Roz has demonstrated her commitment to the organisation and determination to strengthen environmental advocacy in the FNQ region.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management and a Masters in Environmental Management but she attributes her skills and abilities to her diverse and varied career which includes experience in organisational development, events management, environmental consultancy and community organising.

She is passionate about using her management skills to benefit the community and environment and seeks to enrich the experiences of our members and volunteers. Roz is keen to implement the use of innovative approaches and technologies to build on CAFNEC’s long history of success, fostering new and improved interactions between CAFNEC and the community.

Email: director{at}cafnec.org.au 



Hailing from country NSW, Bess is passionate about science, sustainability and education. Trained as an Environmental Scientist, majoring in Biology with First Class Honours she has worked at multiple universities as a research assistant.

She has over half a decade of environmental campaigning and outreach experience spanning Bathurst, Wollongong and Cairns.

Bess coordinates the Cairns Drain Stencil Project getting her out onto the street and into the community spreading the message that what goes into our drain system flows out to the reef.

When not at CAFNEC you can find Bess crafting sustainable timber jewellery in an off grid shed on the Tablelands, under the sea, or hiking in the rainforest nerding-out on botany.

Email: community{at}cafnec.org.au 


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Marie has worked for us for many years and maintains a vast knowledge bank in relation to our work.

She says there is never a dull day in the CAFNEC office and that she is fortunate to be able to interact with so many interesting and energetic people, and of course the myriad of environmental issues.

Marie is involved in CAFNEC’s annual Far North Wilderness Bike Tour and hopes to actually do some riding one year!

Apart from her CAFNEC life, she enjoys a range of sports, good friends and the odd glass of champagne!

Email: admin{at}cafnec.org.au



Moving away from the rush of the big city Aïsha found her rhythm in Cairns between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. After completing a Bachelors Degree in Environments at the University of Melbourne, and working alongside some of Melbourne’s conservationist groups, she decided to undertake an internship with CAFNEC to learn more about environmental advocacy and education.

Although Aïsha is fairly new to the role her passion for environmental protection drives her to build upon her skills and knowledge, as well as her connection and engagement with the community. When not in the office, she will be out and about working at markets stalls, putting on events, teaching at schools, or mingling at community centres.

And if you can’t find her at any of these place she will most likely be dancing and swimming amongst the critters of the rainforest!

Email: projects{at}cafnec.org.au





We are often looking for interns. If you are a university student interested in working for CAFNEC,Plastics Poster - Revised learning about the key issues affecting Far North Queensland, and making a positive difference for the planet,  email your resume and a one page cover letter and your available commitment to admin@cafnec.org.au or drop it to the CAFNEC office.



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