Thursday, February 08, 2007

Denise North appointed to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority Board

Senator Eric Abetz, the Commonwealth Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, has announced the appointment of Ndarala professional Denise North to the Board of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is the statutory authority responsible for the efficient management and sustainable use of Commonwealth fish resources on behalf of the Australian community.

AFMA manages fisheries within the 200 nautical mile Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ), on the high seas, and, in some cases, by agreement with the States to the low water mark.

Ms North has held diverse senior executive roles across a range of sectors, most recently in commercial and strategic roles with SingTel Optus. She has also worked as a management consultant, in the not-for-profit sector and as an industry analyst and policy advisor with the Australian Government.

Ms Northᅠhas a BEc, MBA and GCDC (AICD), and is Chairman of Streetwize Communications Ltd, a not for profit,ᅠand of the Council of International House, University of Sydney. ᅠ

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