Ben O’Hara

General Manager Land and Environment, The Gainsdale Group

Ben O’Hara has more than 20 years of experience in the finance and property industry. He has worked in management, client management and origination roles with local and international institutions that saw him develop skills in project analysis and assessment, investment analysis and execution, relationship management, strategic planning, instigation and ongoing review and business development. In 2012 Ben began working in the environmental sector as General Manager for the Queensland Trust for Nature where he oversaw the extraction of QTFN from the Qld state government, engage with practical work in establishing wildlife corridors, ecological restoration and biodiversity offsets within QTFN the revolving fund. Ben joined Gainsdale in March 2016 to develop the Turner Foundation, the ecological vehicle of Graham and Jude Turner. The Turner Foundation is currently developing the Hidden Vale UQ Wildlife Centre and the Little Liverpool Range Initiative, a community led wildlife and ecological corridor.

Ben O’Hara- Presentation PDF

Day 2 - 6A - Sustainable Finance

Conservation driving tourism success

Conservation driving tourism success | Session 6A

Room 1

As the world’s population grows, nations and their populations become more affluent, the challenges for conservation grow and become more difficult. Greater reliance and use of natural resources, increased land clearing and more efficient aquatic harvesting have placed the 21st century at the forefront of ecosystem and species decline. Can tourism drive conservation outcomes?  And […]

Session 6A - Sustainable Financing

Questioning Value- ‘Nature should be on the balance sheet’ | Session 4, Debate

Conference Room

Debate Chair – James Forbes Affirmative Team– Penelope Figgis AO, Jennifer Morris, Ben O’Hara Negative Team– Prof Jamie Kirkpatrick, Marla Edwards, Atticus Flemming Teams will alternate with members presenting for 10 minutes each on the topic. There will also be a five minute rebuttal for each team.

Session 4 - Debate