Mara Bún

President, Australian Conservation Foundation

Businesswoman, executive and activist, Mara Bún, is ACF’s first female President.

Mara’s impressive career includes positions at CSIRO, Macquarie Bank, Canstar, CHOICE, The Allen Consulting Group, Greenpeace, Morgan Stanley, overseas development (Nepal), and most recently at Green Cross Australia. As Chair of the Board of Gold Coast Waterways Authority and a non-executive director on the Boards of Australian Ethical Investment Ltd and Enova Community Energy, Mara has extensive expertise in finance, technology, climate resilience, public policy and community sectors. She combines a passion for protecting our wildlife and beautiful places, with an innovative and strongly collaborative approach and an enormous respect for community and people power.

In her private life, Mara was born in Brazil, schooled in the USA and now is a Queenslander, living in the hinterlands above the Gold Coast.

My Sessions

Are climate concerns set to re-shape university operations post COVID?

Remaking HE Zoom

Session 4 The world has been gripped by COVID-19 throughout 2020, but when that passes, will concern over climate change fill that gap? Sustainability has been treated as a ‘nice to have’ for years – but could take on dramatically increased significance in 2021, as universities seek new ways to trim bills and ensure they […]

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