Biodiversity Conservation Trust announces new CEO Dr Erin Giuliani

Dr Erin Giuliani has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust. 

Dr Giuliani replaces former acting CEO Alan Goodwin, who will continue leading the Biodiversity Conservation Trust's Regional Delivery team of ecologists and landholder support staff. 

Biodiversity Conservation Trust Board Chair Niall Blair said the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust was very pleased to have someone with Dr Giuliani’s extensive experience take the organisation into a new phase of growth and development. 

“Dr Giuliani has held leadership roles in the NSW Government over the past five years,” he said.   

“She was formerly an Executive Director at the NSW Department of Education where she led significant policy and delivery reform for the department.  

“As former Chief Operating Officer, School Infrastructure NSW Dr Giuliani led the financial management and governance of multibillion-dollar capital programs and delivered significant policy reform in the secondary and tertiary education sector as Executive Director, Skills and Pathways.  

“We are very pleased to welcome her and look forward to continuing our great work under her leadership,” Mr Blair said. 

Dr Giuliani said she was honoured to join the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust and was looking forward to working with landholders and partners to protect biodiversity in NSW.  

“The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust’s successes are inspiring, and like everyone within the organisation I am eager to do more to increase the number of private land conservation agreements across the state, and to find the investments and initiatives that will support this work. 

“This is a great organisation made up of dedicated people and I am confident that together we can grow and succeed.” 

Before working with the NSW Government, Dr Giuliani was a Senior Associate at the global consulting firm Korn Ferry.  She completed a PhD in British Colonial History at the University of Queensland and King’s College, London where she was the bicentennial scholar for history at the Menzies Centre for Australia. 

Dr Giuliani took over responsibility at the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust on 16 January 2023.