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Robert Rosen

Robert Rosen joined Rainforest Rescue as Patron in December 2014. As a previous Chair, Board member and Chair of the Public Fund Committee, Robert is very familiar with Rainforest Rescue and our vision.

He brings 35 years experience within a variety of environmental organisations; including Director and Treasurer of Bush Heritage Australia, Director and Chair of the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW, Director of Earth Trust, Permaculture International, Vice President of Permaculture College Australia and National Secretary of the Australian Greens.

“We are extremely pleased Robert has agreed to become Patron. His many years’ experience in accounting, corporate social responsibility and a range of community economic initiatives will provide valuable business acumen and contribute to our strategic decisions,” said Managing Director Grant Binns. 

Tim Low

Tim Low is a well known biologist, environmentalist, writer and photographer. Three of his six books have won national awards and the most recent, "The New Nature: Winners & Losers in Wild Australia", was listed by Who magazine as one of the Books of the Year. It led the Sydney Morning Herald to call Tim "a classic Australian scientific stirrer".

The publication of Tim's book "Feral Future" led to invitations to speak in Hawaii, Mexico, South Africa and all over Australia. Tim's other books include the best-sellers "Bush Tucker" and "Bush Medicine", and a guide to cooking edible weeds.

Tim has written for many magazines, including Australian Geographic and Nature Australia, for which he wrote a column that ran for 20 years. He has also contributed chapters to a range of books and published a calendar and more than a thousand nature photos. He works partly as an environmental consultant, having produced reports about climate change impacts on biodiversity for the federal government, Queensland government, and other clients.

As a teenager Tim discovered several new lizard species, one of which is named after him. He is currently writing a bird book.

George Lewin

In 1975 George Lewin invented the Triton Work Bench and established his phenomenally successful company based on this great Australian product.

The business grew, the range expanded and George Lewin built a virtually 100% Australian infrastructure, employing hundreds of people and producing almost $300 million in sales from 1976 to 1999. Total sales are now approaching the $500m mark.

George now lives in his mountain-top home near Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales. Since 2003 he has been involved as a Board member on three not for profit organisations in the Northern New South Wales area, where he mentors and advises inventors, and manages the George Lewin Foundation - which is his philanthropic vehicle for disposing of his considerable wealth to worthwhile local, national and international causes while he is still alive.

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