General Manager - Reef Protection


Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority


Townsville, Queensland

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(SES Band 1) Permanent.



  • Challenging senior leadership opportunity
  • Strategic and influential role
  • Significant salary package
  • Queensland based
  • Contribute to the care and protection of the great barrier reef marine park

As an Australian statutory authority, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s (the Authority) objective is the long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australians and the international community through the care and development of the Marine Park.  The Great Barrier Reef is a priceless natural asset. It is the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s great privilege to manage this internationally acclaimed World Heritage Area on behalf of all Australians and the world since we were established in 1975.

As the Authority’s General Manager, Reef Protection (SES Band 1) you will report to the Chief Executive Officer and you will be responsible for the leadership and management of key planning, delivery and compliances within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and be a key member of the Executive Leadership Team. You will also be responsible for Environmental Assessment and Protection, Policy and Planning, Field Management Operations, Field Management Strategy and Reef Interventions.  The Reef Protection branch plays a dynamic and innovative role protecting the Great Barrier Reef and promoting ecologically sustainable use of the Marine Park.

To be a strong contender for this important role you will be a strategic thinker, self-motivated and have strong leadership skills and able to operate in operating in a complex and fast paced environment. You will be a team player and able to work collaboratively with the Executive Management Group and other key stakeholders.  You will have the ability to engender trust and respect and this will be complemented by sound judgement, a strong focus on results and the ability to solve complex issues and build organisational capability. You will thrive in positions of responsibility, and promote innovation and adaptation and you will be experienced in managing relationships and expectations of others to achieve outcomes, and foster excellent business partnerships across the agency’s business lines to achieve common goals.

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