Media Releases 2016

Posted on 20/12/2016 by Phillip Island Nature Parks


The CEO of the Nature Parks has resigned his position to take up the role of CEO of Parks Victoria.

“Matthew Jackson has been an outstanding CEO. He has overseen a transformation in the Nature Parks with a high level of community consultation, and the delivery of major environmental outcomes and significant new tourism attractions.” said Jeff Floyd, Chair.

“Matthew's leadership in securing funding for our new Penguin Parade visitor centre and a major increase in penguin habitat has placed the Nature Parks in a very strong position. His internal leadership with our wonderful team of staff has also been a key factor in our success.”

“The Board is sad to lose Matthew but equally is very pleased to hear of his new appointment at Parks Victoria for which he is warmly congratulated. Matthew will continue to serve Victoria in a very key environmental management role. He will leave his position on 10 February 2017. We wish Matthew and the Parks Victoria Board well in the exciting future that they have before them.”

The Nature Parks Board will meet this week to immediately start the process to advertise and recruit a new CEO.

“We have a very strong management team at the Nature Parks and we will continue to work hard to achieve our targets, including the completion of the design for the new building” concluded Mr Floyd.


Media Enquiries:
Roland Pick - Communications Executive
Tel:  +613 5951 2825  Mobile: 0418 402 161