James is the co-founder and CEO of GreenCollar, Australia’s leading natural resource management and environmental markets investor.
Under James’s leadership, GreenCollar has grown to become Australia’s largest manager and investor in the carbon space.
James has 15 years’ experience advising governments, international development and financing organisations, as well as the private sector in the development and implementation of climate change adaptation/mitigation financing strategies and environment and natural resource management investment programs, with a focus on land use and carbon. Organisations he has worked for include the World Bank, the African Union and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. His passion lies in exploring how markets can offer innovative solutions that have significant environment, economic and social outcomes globally.
James is a highly regarded advisor to government departments (local, state and federal) as well as organisations and NGOs involved in the development and implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, environmental markets and natural resource management.
Chris is a specialist in commercial, infrastructure and social benefits realisation, business leadership and investment governance. Chris has two decades of experience in telecommunications and information technology across a dozen industries and four continents.
Chris is also lead driver for TeamArrow, an Australian solar racing team that secured class pole position in each of the last two World Solar Challenges, the world's premier solar racing event. TeamArrow is now developing the Arrow STF, a two-seater sports car that will be the world's first commercial, road-registered solar car.
Jonathan has been the Head of Operations for GreenCollar since 2011, with an extensive background in operational management, including National Manager for Macpac Wilderness Equipment.
Jonathan has wide-ranging experience in the establishment and implementation of carbon market projects throughout Australia. He is currently working as part of the GreenCollar team to establish a public-private partnership to combine carbon abatement with protection of the Great Barrier Reef through market-driven improved land management practices.