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Who We Are

About Us

NatureCo develops and implements nature-based carbon projects for the enduring benefit of people, nature and climate.

We believe bold and innovative approaches are needed to solve the world’s climate and biodiversity crisis. A business-as-usual attitude will not get us there.

To achieve this, we seek to lead the way nature-based carbon projects are implemented globally.

We are at the forefront of new technologies and emerging markets. We collaborate with our global partners to leverage complementary skills and build the capacity of local communities, creating lasting social and environmental outcomes.

WHAT WE DO

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Our Story

In the face of rapidly intensifying climate change and environmental degradation, our founders, Neil Salisbury and Todd Berkinshaw, identified a growing global need for credible, ethical and innovative nature-based carbon projects.

In response, NatureCo was established in 2021. Evolving out of one of Australia’s largest environmental NGOs, Greening Australia, NatureCo is backed by more than 40 years of organizational experience in land restoration and reforestation carbon projects.

Our team has been handpicked for their extensive expertise and technical know-how in nature-based projects, global carbon standards, innovative finance, strategic program design and community engagement.

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MISSION

Our Commitment to Nature and People

Our goal is to rapidly scale-up global action on climate change and biodiversity loss, while creating enduring benefits for local communities.

At NatureCo, we connect finance and environmental markets with on-ground action, prioritizing relationships and collaboration with our clients, investors, implementation partners and local communities to deliver innovative and high-impact nature-based carbon projects.

We value integrity, and we have a non-negotiable commitment to equitable and transparent benefit-sharing programs with local implementation partners and communities.

Our nature-based carbon projects support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and adhere to the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions, ensuring outcomes lead to simultaneous benefits for nature and people.​

Our Team

A Team of Experts

We are a team of experts who want to make a difference, driven to create a more optimistic future for our planet and people through the delivery of nature-based carbon projects.

Neil Salisbury

Co-founder and Chair

Co-founder and Chair

Accomplished entrepreneur and sustainability leader with over 25 years of international experience in climate & energy technologies, environmental markets, sustainable finance and broader ESG issues.

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Brendan Foran

Board Member

Board Member

CEO of Greening Australia for more than ten years, with extensive experience in business management, government relations, community and stakeholder liaison, and organizational governance and strategy reform.

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Clare Luehman

Board Member

Board Member

Greening Australia’s CFO with 25 years of finance experience in the energy, retail, manufacturing, and agri-business sectors and holding multiple non-executive director roles in not-for-profits focusing on education and the environment.

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Nathan Dale

Board Member

Board Member

Commercially orientated entrepreneur working across international environmental markets, with extensive experience in carbon project origination and aggregation.

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Todd Berkinshaw

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Decades of experience in Australian and international conservation sectors, strategizing and developing large-scale land restoration programs and designing new environmental finance models.

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Dr Melanie Kaebernick

director, international partnerships

director, international partnerships

Highly accomplished coordinator of international climate change policy and nature-based solutions, building international partnerships on climate action. 

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Dr Dean Thomson

General Manager, Technical Services

General Manager, Technical Services

Leading professional in the environment and global climate change sector, developing international carbon projects and supporting design of new innovative standards. 

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Mark Graeme

General Manager, Operations

General Manager, Operations

Seasoned expert in origination and management of Australian and international nature-based carbon solutions, ensuring highest-standard project implementation. 

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Georgina Myburgh

GENERAL MANAGER, CORPORATE SERVICES

GENERAL MANAGER, CORPORATE SERVICES

20+ years in treasury, insurance, internal audit, risk management and governance, with deep experience providing corporate services for environmental organisations. ​

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Felipe Silveira

GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

10+ years in the international mining sector, working with degraded area restoration, mine closure, GHG inventories and remote sensing/geoprocessing.

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Amélie Uhrig

SENIOR CARBON PROJECT MANAGER

SENIOR CARBON PROJECT MANAGER

Experience leading certification and registration of international reforestation activities and managing end-to-end nature-based carbon solutions projects.

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Mariana Ubaldino Vasconcelos

SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER

SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER

Specialist in management of international nature-based carbon solutions projects, GHG inventories and degraded area restoration.

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Verónica Moralez Paoli Olmedo

SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER

SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER

Specialist in the design and implementation of nature-based solutions projects, with experience in multi-stakeholder consultation and capacity building.

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Alice Duong

PROJECT OFFICER

PROJECT OFFICER

Experience in technical research and analysis, carbon accounting and co-benefit monitoring, with a background in surveying, data processing and reporting.

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Calla MacGregor

PROJECT OFFICER

PROJECT OFFICER

Experience in supporting nature-based carbon project delivery and improving engagement with climate action through education and communication pathways.

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Adenna Nurrahman

PROJECT OFFICER

PROJECT OFFICER

Experience in environmental and biodiversity due diligence, climate change risk assessment and greenhouse gas inventories, with a background in remote sensing services.

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