- Director, Natural Capital Fund Management at Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Government
Robbie Burns has over sixteen-years’ Queensland public sector experience managing statewide programs delivering environmental and socio-economic outcomes across a diversity of landscapes and communities.
Currently, Robbie is leading the operational delivery of the Land Restoration Fund (LRF) and the administration of investments made through the LRF Trust as well as the implementation of environmental offsets projects in Queensland. Prior to taking on this role, Robbie managed the Queensland Private Protected Areas Program, led the State’s public protected area acquisitions program and held operational roles within Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in various fields of natural resource management.
Robbie’s work in the nation-leading LRF, requires a grounded understanding of the Queensland context, including supply and demand drivers, to best promote investment in well-placed, high quality carbon projects that deliver additional environmental, socio-economic and First Nations co-benefits.
Robbie lives in Meanjin/Brisbane and holds a Master of Environmental Management (Conservation Biology) and a Bachelor of Arts (Geographical Sciences), both from the University of Queensland.