User Reference Group

Bruce Elliot
Observer (Chair of the User Reference Group)

Mr. Bruce Elliot has been with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority since September 2008, initially as the General Manager Corporate Services and more recently as the General Manager Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use. Prior to his current appointment, he was an Assistant Commissioner with the Australian Taxation Office, where he was responsible for capability leadership of Intelligence and Risk and the provision of support to compliance programs.

Prior to his time with Tax, Bruce was a commissioned officer in the Australian Army, primarily as an Intelligence officer. His career highlights included unit command, operational tours to the East Timor and the Middle East and postings to New Zealand, Indonesia and the US. He has a Masters of Defence Studies, a Bachelor of Professional Studies and an Advanced Diploma in Indonesian Language.

Peter Doherty
AIMS

Dr Peter Doherty is a Fellow (post-retirement) of the Australian Institute of Marine Science. He is a fish ecologist with a PhD from Sydney University and six years on the faculty of the School of Australian Environmental Studies at Griffith University. After his PhD, he was hosted by AIMS as a Queens Fellow in Marine Science and later returned as a staff scientist. His career with the Institute included leading the Tropical Fisheries Program and a decade as Research Director.

In tandem, Peter led the Ecosystem Quality Program in CRC Reef, and its successor in the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility. This evolved into being Science Leader of the Tropical Ecosystems Hub in the National Environmental Research Program covering GBR, Torres Strait, and the Wet Tropics bioregion. Other external roles include membership of science advisory bodies for Queensland Fisheries (HarvestMac, TrawlMac), GBRMPA (ERAC), and Industry (MEAG). Current roles include the Antarctic Research Advisory Committee (Chair), the Marine National Facility SAC, Reef Plan Independent Science Panel, GBR Water Quality Taskforce Review Group, and the international Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research.

Kirstin Kenyon
QLD Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Ms Kirstin Kenyon is the Director Reef Partnerships in the Office of the Great Barrier Reef in the Department of Environment and Science. She is responsible for coordinating the Qld Reef Water Quality Program, Paddock to Reef Monitoring and Modelling Program, Reef communications, regional report cards and facilitating partnerships with stakeholders. Kirstin is passionate about effective community engagement to ensure enduring partnerships. Kirstin has qualifications from Griffith University.

Angela Stokes
Department of the Environment

Ms. Angela Stokes is the Director of the Reef Delivery section within the Australian Government Department of the Environment. Angela is responsible for managing delivery of the Australian Government Reef Programme and joint implementation with Queensland Government of the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan. This work supports the protection and sustainability of the Great Barrier Reef through investments focussing on the adoption of improved agricultural practices to address the impacts of agricultural runoff on water quality, as well as supporting managers and researchers across the Great Barrier Reef catchment to address key threats. Angela has a Bachelor of Education.

Cedric Robillot
eReefs Project Director

Dr. Cedric Robillot is Managing Director for HeadStart Development Pty Ltd, providing strategic advisory and program management services in a range of sectors. He was until 2012 Executive Manager for Seqwater (Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority) in charge of the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme and Gold Coast Desalination Plant ($3.5 billion asset portfolio).

Prior to joining the water industry, Cedric worked for 10 years in the biomedical field, co-founding the biotechnology company Cleveland Biosensors where he provided technology leadership in the development of proprietary diagnostic platforms and conducted business development activities in a range of countries across Europe and in the USA. He holds a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, an Engineering Degree from the Paris School of Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.