Russell Seaman, based in South Australia, has over 25 years of natural resource management experience delivering large scale environmental projects. Most recently he has been the South Australian Manager for the Native Vegetation Council.
He was nationally recognised for his riverine recovery work during the millennium drought, receiving the Banksia Award – Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year. Russell has also received awards for environmental planning and GIS mapping.
Russell has a passion for investigating how carbon markets can increase landscape productivity and bring diversified revenue into communities. He has played a pivotal role in the development of Australia’s first ‘blue carbon’ pilot which implemented the Verified Carbon Standard – proof of concept for tidal reconnection as a blue carbon offset project.
Russell has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors program, project management qualifications and advanced leadership and management training.