James Hattam

Manager, Philanthropy and Engagement, Tasmanian Land Conservancy

James Hattam is a Conservation Ecologist with over ten years’ experience working in the conservation sector, with government and not-for-profit organisations in Australia. He is currently the Philanthropy and Engagement Manager at the Tasmanian Land Conservancy; his passion is centred on people and connecting people to the natural world through shared experiences, storytelling and community involvement.

James is a Board member of the quarterly journal Island Magazine, one of Australia’s leading literary magazines, a print-only quarterly of ideas, writing and culture. James is a member of the international steering committee for CoalitionWild, a not-for-profit organization based in the United State of America that galvanizes, connects, and equips the world’s young change makers to tackle our planet’s greatest conservation and sustainability challenges. Working to elevate and drive forward innovative and inspiring projects by offering the connections, opportunities and tools to do so.

James is also a passionate contributor to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and an active member of the World Commission on Protected Areas’ Young Professionals Network co-contributing to a number of initiatives focusing on intergenerational leadership.

Workshop 4 - Growing Our Reach: Intergenerational Leadership

Workshop 2 – Giving For Nature

Hobart Function and Conference Centre

The Not For Profit (or For Purpose) sector is known as the glue which holds much of Australian society together, allowing it to function and prosper (The Cause Report). Conservation NFPs contribute significantly to healthy landscapes, waterways and ecosystems, empowering communities to improve the environment. As government funding for conservation programs becomes more and more […]


Workshop 4 – Growing Our Reach: Intergenerational Leadership

IMAS building, Castray Esplanade

Succession planning in the conservation field has historically been, and continues to be, conservative. Career entry and progression for an early career professional is often limited and slow due to entrenched hierarchy, ageism and bureaucracy. This speaks more broadly to an institutional hesitancy or lethargy in the conservation field with regards to engaging young people […]