Partners and Governance

In 2017, natural resource management not-for-profits Terrain NRM and NQ Dry Tropics, and environmental markets investor, GreenCollar, established a partnership to guide the development of the Reef Credit Scheme. Supporting this partnership, is an Interim Steering Committee comprising the Chief Executive Officers from each of the three organisations.

Interim Steering Committee Members

Carole Sweatman – Chief Executive Officer, Terrain NRM
Scott Crawford – Chief Executive Officer, NQ Dry Tropics
James Schultz -Chief Executive Officer, GreenCollar

The Interim Steering Committee is supported in its work by a Reef Credit Secretariat (Executive Coordinator – Christine Michael). The Reef Credit Secretariat is currently hosted by NQ NRM Alliance Ltd (t/a Corporate Nature).

The role of the Interim Steering Committee will cease once the Reef Credit Scheme is operational. Governance of the Reef Credit Scheme will then transfer to an independent not for profit company.

The Interim Steering Committee and Secretariat is supported by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The purpose of the TAC is to ensure a high level of integrity in Reef Credit Scheme processes.

The TAC has endorsed its Terms of Reference and its role includes advising the Reef Credit Secretariat, on request, in relation to:

a. the Methodology Approval Procedures (MAPs);
b. the selection of peer reviewers, to assure their subject matter expertise and independence;
c. the implementation of the methodology approval process to ensure adherence to the MAPs, including the approach to peer review and public consultation.

Technical Advisory Committee Members

Bob Speirs – Chair
Jane Waterhouse – Member
Robert O’Sullivan – Member