Managing Director, Alexandra & Associates
Honorary Fellow at Charles Darwin University
Governance and management of natural resources
Water markets reform
Natural resources sector NGOs
Policy and management in respect of vegetation, revegetation and forestry
Strategic thinking and planning
Policy and program evaluation
Jason has 30 years of experience in working at intersection of research, policy and practice in conservation, water and natural resources management and sustainable land-use.
His work has focused on the governance and management of natural resources, including:
Jason has published widely and has operated innovative horticultural, revegetation, forestry and farming businesses.
In 2011, Jason received the first Cullen Transfer Award for successfully “putting science into policy”—an award named after Peter Cullen, one of Australia’s great science communicators.
In 1989, Jason was awarded the inaugural Banksia Award for environmental achievement for his work establishing a demonstration revegetation farm in Gippsland in the 1980s.
Jason was appointed as an adjunct research fellow at Charles Darwin University in 2013.
Jason has held senior roles including as the Executive Director of the Earthwatch Institute (an international NGO delivering environmental research and sustainability education in over 40 countries) and as a Director of Land & Water Australia and the Port Phillip Catchment Management Authority.
Between 2008 and 2013 Jason was a senior executive at the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) where he had responsibilities for a range of water policy, research and ecosystem management programs.
These natural resources program were delivered collaboratively between the six governments involved in the Murray Darling Initiative.
Jason left Canberra and the MDBA in early 2013 to concentrate on consulting business. As the managing director of Alexandra and Associates Pty Ltd Jason has completed over 90 consulting projects on sustainability, natural resources management, environment and water policy.
View Jason's published papers on academia.edu
Director of Land & Water Australia (1996-2002)
Executive Director of Earthwatch Institute Australia (2006-07)
Member of the MDB Community Advisory Committee (1992-96)
Director Greening Australia (1992-96)
President and Vice President International Treecrop Institute Australia (1986-88)
Deputy Chair of the Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment Management Authority (2000-06)