Our team

Michelle Usher

Technical Lead

Michelle Usher

Technical Lead

Michelle joined Canopy from the environment and water sector, bringing extensive experience in policy and legislation. Michelle provides technical services that contribute to project development and management in aspects such as eligibility and feasibility assessments, assessment of legal right, regulatory compliance, and monitoring.

Adin Lang

Commercial Development Manager

Adin Lang

Commercial Development Manager

Adin is a community-minded business management professional with significant experience across the environmental sector, natural resources sector, as well as local government. As Manager – Commercial Development for Greening Australia and Canopy, he develops strong client and stakeholder relationships to secure investment into our science-led nature-based solutions.

Paul Della Libera

Executive Director Canopy & Board Director

Paul Della Libera

Executive Director Canopy & Board Director

Paul has held leadership roles at multiple national companies in his career. As director, he leads teams with expertise in science, impact, operations and project management to deliver high quality projects that help people and nature thrive.

Dayna Will

Technical Lead

Dayna Will

Technical Lead

Dayna specialises in applied environmental research and GIS data analysis. Dayna provides technical services that contribute to pre-feasibility assessments, carbon abatement modelling, Emission Reduction Fund (ERF) project registrations, and ongoing reporting and monitoring of Canopy’s registered ERF projects.

Mitchell Dudley

Technical Specialist - Carbon

Mitchell Dudley

Technical Specialist - Carbon

Mitchell brings knowledge in conservation and bushland management, contract expertise, data management and GIS to his role. He has extensive experience liaising between Canopy, Greening Australia and landowners, assisting to develop biodiverse revegetation projects on a national scale.

James McGregor

General Manager – Origination

James McGregor

General Manager – Origination

James has worked at Canopy (formerly Biodiverse Carbon) since 2018, building on 15 years of experience in planning and delivering large-scale restoration programs throughout South Australia through various roles with Greening Australia. James has expert knowledge in land sector carbon sequestration methodologies and GIS.

Liam Crook

Associate Director – Carbon

Liam Crook

Associate Director – Carbon

Liam has over 10 years of experience in ecological regeneration, carbon project development and organisational decarbonisation. Liam leads the development of nature-based carbon projects across Australia that restore biodiversity and ecosystem function in partnership with Traditional Owners and rural communities.

Betha Westall

Commercial Development Coordinator

Betha Westall

Commercial Development Coordinator

Betha works in commercial development for Greening Australia and Canopy to secure investment into our science-led, biodiverse carbon projects and nature-based solutions products. She looks after carbon credit sales for Canopy and third-party projects, assessment of new origination opportunities and development of new environmental markets products for clients.

Working closely with Greening Australia

The Canopy team works closely with Greening Australia to develop projects that produce high integrity environmental credits, drawing on their national expertise in science and planning, native seed, ecology, and restoration fieldcraft.

Michael Vyse

Associate Director - Biodiversity

Michael Vyse

Associate Director - Biodiversity

Michael works at the interface of all Greening Australia teams to translate good ideas into fundable Nature-Based Solutions that are impact led and can be practically delivered. He has two decades of experience with delivery landscape restoration projects in both the not-for-profit and government sectors, and holds qualifications in Landscape Management and Conservation.

Thomas Swift

Commercial Analyst

Thomas Swift

Commercial Analyst

With a background in corporate development, Tom helps provide quantitative reasoning and problem-solving capabilities to substantiate large-scale restoration projects in environmental finance markets.

Dr Lynise Wearne

Associate Director - Water

Dr Lynise Wearne

Associate Director - Water

Lynise is a skilled ecologist with a PhD from La Trobe University and 15+ years’ experience working in environmental consulting firms. She spearheads Greening Australia’s Reef Aid program, bringing her end-to-end experience in complex environmental restoration to the delivery of high quality projects improving water quality for the Great Barrier Reef.

Dr Blair Parsons

General Manager - Science and Design

Dr Blair Parsons

General Manager - Science and Design

Blair has a PhD in Zoology and 20+ years of experience in ecological research, management and consultancy. He leads Greening Australia’s national team of science and planning experts in the design, monitoring and evaluation of ecological restoration, to inform further strategy and research.

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