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Anna Boustead | Chief Executive Officer (maternity leave until July 2024)

Anna is an environmental communications and policy specialist based in Darwin, Larrakia country, with 18 years’ experience in the Indigenous land management and community environment sector, including roles with NAILSMA, Environment Centre NT, Environment Victoria and Landcare NT. Through these roles, Anna has worked to support community organisations and Indigenous groups to advocate for better policies in the areas of Indigenous water policy, economic development, climate change and environmental management, and to promote their important work caring for country. 

Anna is passionate about supporting Indigenous-led economic development and greater recognition of the incredible expertise held by the Traditional Owners of Australia, including the hard work by Indigenous land managers to manage their country. This led Anna to her role as ICIN Chief Executive Officer, supporting knowledge sharing and networking across Indigenous organisations engaged in the carbon industry.

Anna holds a Masters of Tropical Environmental Management and a Bachelor of Arts (Eco-Communication). In 2009, as part of her Masters research Anna co-authored a report with Prof Pascal Tremblay assessing the potential impact of climate change upon tourism in Kakadu National Park.