Dr Kellie Pendoley has over 30 years of experience as an environmental practitioner within extractive industries in Western Australia, and has participated in the environmental management of multiple large-scale oil and gas developments. With her extensive knowledge of marine turtle biology and ecology, Dr Pendoley has designed and implemented marine turtle research and monitoring programs within industrial settings for a range of companies operating in Australia and overseas. She has a special interest in monitoring and modelling artificial light pollution and has over 20 years of experience in developing equipment and techniques to quantify biologically meaningful light. Her community service includes a ministerial appointment on the Gorgon project Marine Turtle Expert Panel and on the North West Shelf Flatback Turtle Conservation Program Scientific Panel. She was a board member of Marine Parks and Reserves Authority. Dr Pendoley's international appointments include the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group - Australasian Regional Vice-Co Chair and the International Dark Sky Association Board.