Meet the Odonata team


Nigel Sharp

Chairman & Founder
Nigel is one of Australia’s leading innovators of biodiversity conservation. He is an environmental impact investor, conservationist, and business innovator.

Gail Reynolds-Adamson (AM)

Board Director
We’re thrilled to welcome Odonata’s newest board member, Gail Reynolds-Adamson (AM), a proud descendant of the Wadjuri people and talented businesswoman.

Don Macleod

Board Director
With over 20 years of Board experience in the not-for-profit area, Don has an established career in banking and financial services working with the likes of NAB and Bank of Queensland.

Magnus Nilsson

Board Director
Magnus is the Marketing & Strategy Director AusWalk. He has extensive experience in marketing management and strategy development across various industries.


Sam Marwood

Chief Executive Officer

Sam has been part of the Odonata team since inception and...

Steph Swann, CA

Chief Financial Officer 

Steph is a strategic thinker with finance expertise in M&A, business transformation and finance functions consulting...

Annette Rypalski

Biodiversity Director & Mt Rothwell General Manager
Annette has been working in conservation since 2003...

Matt Singleton

Strategy Director

The focus of Matt’s role at Odonata is to coordinate stakeholders...

Eamon Walmsley

Commercial Operations Director
Eamon has over 12 years’ experience in operations and...

Dale Crisp

Species Program Manager

Dale delivers on-ground results across Odonata’s sanctuary...

Cassie Duncan

Communications Director

Cassie is a marketing and communications professional...

Sam Lancaster

Sanctuary Operations Manager

Based predominantly at Mt Rothwell, Sam supports the delivery of...

Sheryl Nettleton

Field Officer

Sheryl is a qualified horticulturalist with over 17 years’ experience in...


Join the team

We are always on the lookout for people who share our passion for enhancing nature and are excited about our work.