Board Member / Conservation and Parks Commission
Alan Walker worked for more than 45 years in the management of parks, reserves and state forests in Western Australia. Since retirement from the public sector, he has also worked in the private sector in the field of bushfire management. For 10 years, Mr Walker was the director of regional services in the former Department of Environment and Conservation. He was the leader of the State’s involvement in the development of the first Regional Forest Agreement that prescribed outcomes in forest and biodiversity conservation, timber production and the protection of cultural and heritage values. He was the co-author of several forest and National Park management plans. Mr Walker was awarded an Honours Degree in Science (Forestry) from the Australian National University. He is a volunteer guide and committee member with the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association. He was a former president in Rotary and the leader of a Rotary Group Study Exchange team to South Wales.