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.

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.

Mia Sharp

Board Director
Specialising in youth work and sociology, Mia has a passion for social justice and advocacy for vulnerable young people. She currently works as an Intensive Caseworker for Youth Justice Community Support Service.

Stephanie Swann

Board Director
Stephanie is a chartered accountant with  experience across advisory and delivering professional services. She has held positions at PWC and Deloitte and is currently an advisor for the Siegfried Group in New York.


Sam Marwood

Chief Executive Officer

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

Annette Rypalski

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

Nadia Nath

Chief Strategy Officer

Nadia is an executive with general management experience and...

Eamon Walmsley

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

Hilary Van Leeuwen

Communications Manager

Hilary is a qualified communications professional with experience across...

Thea Walton

Governance & Strategy Officer

Thea’s work focuses on strengthening the governance capability of...

Matt Singleton

Environmental Strategist

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

Dale Crisp

Biodiversity Coordinator

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

Sam Lancaster

Conservation Facilitator

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.