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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

NatureCo history

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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Heather Campbell

BOARD MEMBER

BOARD MEMBER

CEO of Greening Australia with extensive experience operating as an executive, CEO and Board Director spanning the not-for-profit, private and public sectors, and with a lifelong passion for conservation and sustainability.

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Paul Elton

BOARD MEMBER

BOARD MEMBER

Non-executive director, researcher, and adviser on action to address the nature and climate crises in Australia, with over 30 years of experience in water management, environment protection, biodiversity conservation, and climate action.

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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 AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CO-FOUNDER AND 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 AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

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

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Mark Graeme

CARBON TECHNICAL SERVICES GENERAL MANAGER

CARBON TECHNICAL SERVICES GENERAL MANAGER

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

CORPORATE SERVICES GENERAL MANAGER

CORPORATE SERVICES GENERAL MANAGER

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

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Sneha Rajan

INVESTMENTS GENERAL MANAGER

INVESTMENTS GENERAL MANAGER

Seasoned expert in investment management across private equity and venture capital, and leading capital raising efforts for large landscape restoration organizations and their subisdiaries.

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Julie Cleary

PEOPLE AND CULTURE MANAGER

PEOPLE AND CULTURE MANAGER

Seasoned HR generalist and specialist in Work, Health & Safety, workplace wellbeing programs, talent acquisition, and training.

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Calla MacGregor

BRAND, COMMS, AND ENGAGEMENT LEAD

BRAND, COMMS, AND ENGAGEMENT LEAD

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

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Gabriela Medina Davila

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

Experience in optimizing projects with strategic design for problem resolution and automated processes, with a background in industrial engineering, quantitative methods, data analysis, and project management.

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Alastair Jones

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

10+ years in degraded lands restoration, stakeholder engagement, climate change adaptation, and design of monitoring and evaluation programs.

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Alessia Cascione

APAC PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

APAC PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Experience in leading the design of large-scale international land restoration and carbon sequestration projects and developing relationships with diverse partners, with a background in sustainable development and resource management.

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Filipe Silveira

GEOSPATIAL SPECIALIST

GEOSPATIAL SPECIALIST

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

CARBON STANDARD SPECIALIST

CARBON STANDARD SPECIALIST

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

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Dimuna Phiri

GOVT ENGAGEMENT AND LAND TENURE SPECIALIST

GOVT ENGAGEMENT AND LAND TENURE SPECIALIST

15+ years' experience in land governance and administration, including providing technical advice, leading projects, and conducting land tenure assessments, with a background in agriculture, mining, infrastructure development and energy.

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Chandrakant Deokar

PROJECT PARTNERSHIPS LEAD

PROJECT PARTNERSHIPS LEAD

17+ years in program management and partnership platform development focused on large-scale, community-based natural resource management, forest and ecosystem conservation, regenerative agriculture, and sustainable livelihoods projects.

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Elliott James Ong

PROJECT PARTNERSHIPS LEAD

PROJECT PARTNERSHIPS LEAD

Experience in managing conservation projects across South-East Asia, supporting fundraising and communications, and collaborating with international partners and stakeholders to encourage positive change for ecosystems

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Mariana Ubaldino Vasconcelos

TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER

TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER

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

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Dr Mohan Gurung

TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER

TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER

Seasoned professional forester and forest carbon accounting and REDD+ expert, with more than 15 years' experience in forest inventory, community-based forest management, capacity building and sustainable livelihoods projects.

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Alice Duong

PROJECT SUPPORT LEAD

PROJECT SUPPORT LEAD

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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Felix Kouedji

AFRICA PROJECT DEVELOPMENT LEAD

AFRICA PROJECT DEVELOPMENT LEAD

10+ years of experience implementing sustainable forest management projects in the Congo Basin, with bilateral cooperation institutions, international organizations, private sector and local communities.

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Verónica Moralez Paoli Olmedo

TECHNICAL PROJECT LEAD

TECHNICAL PROJECT LEAD

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

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Donald Mwasaru Maringa

PROJECT SUPPORT OFFICER

PROJECT SUPPORT OFFICER

Experience in mangrove restoration ecology and carbon assessment, carbon credits rating and policy risk evaluation, and management and development of clean cooking and solar carbon assets in Sub-Sahara Africa. Member of Plan Vivo’s Technical Review Panel and Africa Forest Forum (AFF).

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