New Head for the Gardens

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Dr Rebecca Pirzl (photo: CSIRO)
Dr Rebecca Pirzl (photo: CSIRO)

Dr Rebecca Pirzl will be appointed as the new Branch Head, Strategic Partnerships and Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Rebecca is joining DCCEEW from CSIRO and brings a wealth of experience from climate change and disaster resilience, regional infrastructure and community transitions, conservation decisions, Indigenous science partnerships, and national digital research infrastructure.

Prior to her CSIRO career, Rebecca ran a small company delivering environmental research for the science-policy interface, open data platforms and green technology R&D commercialisation. She has previously held roles in the Australian Government environment portfolio in wildlife policy, protected area joint management and oceans policy.

Rebecca will be commencing in Parks Australia on 30 October.

Some further info about Rebecca is at

The position has been renamed from 'Executive Director'.