2022 Carbon Farming Industry Forum – Friday April 1st and Thursday April 7th – Virtual Event

Every year the Carbon Market Institute (CMI) hosts the Carbon Farming Industry Forum. The Forum is the key industry event that provides a platform for stakeholders to gather, consider latest developments and progress key actions in CMI’s Carbon Farming Industry Roadmap.

The 2022 Forum consists of four thematic online sessions spread across two days, Friday April 1st and Thursday April 7th. In this critical year for carbon farming and markets, overarching goals are building integrity in the market and creating jobs & resilience in regions.


Chris Bowen MP

Member for McMahon, Australian Labor Party

Gillian Mayne

Director, Land Restoration Fund

David Parker

Chair, Clean Energy Regulator

Adam Bandt MP

Federal Member for Melbourne, Australian Greens

Helen Haines MP

Federal Member for Indi, Independent

Richard Heath

Executive Director, Australian Farm Institute

Hon. Angus Taylor

Minister for Energy & Emissions Reduction

John Connor

CEO, Carbon Market Institute

Cheryl Bowler

Carbon Markets Lead APAC Vertree

Dr. Kate Andrews

Executive Officer, NRM Regions

Ricky Archer


Adrian Ward

CEO, Accounting for Nature

Anna Boustead

Coordinator, Indigenous Carbon Industry Network

Michelle Gortan

CEO, Macdoch Foundation

Shayleen Thompson

Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator

Adrian Enright

CEO, Tasman Environmental Markets

Emily Gerrard

Director, Comhar Group

Tyronne Garstone

CEO, Kimberley Land Council

Ken Henry

Chair, Australian Conservation & Biodiversity Foundation

Maya Stuart Fox

A/g First Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Water & Environment

Mark Kenber

Co-Executive Director, VCMI

Greg Noonan

CEO, RegenCo

Rayne van den Berg

CFO, Forico

Ilona Millar

Partner, Gilbert & Tobin

Bianca Sylvester

Director – carbon markets, CEFC

Tom Penny

Head of Environment, Telstra

Emma Herd

Partner, EY

Kelly O’Shanassy

CEO, Australian Conservation Foundation

Bret Harper

Director of Research, Reputex Energy

Dr. Brian Keating

Executive Director, CSIRO

Heather Campbell

CEO, Bush Heritage Australia

Eliza Murray

General Manager, Climate Change Authority

Stephanie Russo

Chief Strategy Officer, Carbon Growth Partners

Elisa de Wit

Partner & Head of Climate Change, Norton Rose Fulbright

Virginia Malley

Deputy Chair, NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

Raphael Wood

Managing Director, Market Advisory Group

Alexander Lewis

Head of Commercial, Tasman Environmental Markets

Alpa Bhattacharjee

Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Australia

Adrian King

Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability, KPMG

Alex Toone

Executive General Manager – Commodities, Trade & Carbon, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Jane Hutchinson

Executive Director – Marketplace for Nature, Pollination

Jo Saleeba

Head of Sustainability, New Forests

Katie Hammer

Program Impact Manager, Climateworks Centre

Sarah Clawson

Global Head, Investor Relations, New Forests

Skye Glenday

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Climate Friendly

Nerida Bradley

Chief Operating Officer, GreenCollar

Fiona Davis

CEO, Farmers for Climate Action

Dr. Madeline Mitchell

Science Lead – Carbon & Natural Capital, Food Agility CRC

Dr. Megan Evans

Lecturer & ARC DECRA fellow, UNSW Canberra

Lloyd Vas

Head of Carbon Trading, WeAct

Naomi Wilson

Head of Environment & Sustainability, Australian Agricultural Company Limited

Zoe Ryan

Executive Manager, Climate Friendly

Angela Hawdon

Business Development & Strategic Projects Manager, Bush Heritage Australia

Carbon Farming Industry Forum Partners

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2021 Carbon Farming Industry Forum

The 5th annual Forum was held on Friday 10th and 17th of September, 2021. The successful industry event had over 60 expert speakers and was attended by more than 500 participants. We look forward to delivering another top-quality event in 2022.