Our Team

Stewart Christie - CEO

Responsible for the leadership of Reef Restoration Foundation. Stewart has extensive business experience establishing and leading for profit and not for profit businesses. He is also an experienced sustainable economic development practitioner and has over fifteen years program and project management experience planning and delivering complex infrastructure projects in Northern Australia, South East Asia and the UK.

GARY MCKENNA - NURSERY OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Responsible for establishing and operating our nurseries. Gary is a Dive Master and an experienced electrician with extensive knowledge of coral restoration and husbandry through having previously worked in a coral nursery in Thailand and is a passionate advocate for improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

DR. ADAM SMITH - SCIENCE DIRECTOR

Provides strategic advice and is overseeing the research and monitoring program. He is also a Director of Reef Ecologic, which designs and delivers environmental research and coral reef leadership training and was a previous Director of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

ELMARIE GEBLER - FINANCE & GOVERNANCE DIRECTOR

Accountant and Director of Fortis One, a business advisory and consulting firm with a background in organisational psychology, commerce and economics. Elmarie specialises in business and personal growth with extensive experience in vast array of businesses in a range of industries and is an experienced and passionate diver.

ROB GIASON - CUSTOMER PARTNERSHIPS DIRECTOR & CHAIRPERSON

Over 40 years tourism experience as the CEO for tourism industry organisations in Tasmania, Blue Mountains and Tropical North Queensland. Rob is driving the strategy to engage and establish partnerships with corporate, government and community organisations.