The Trust’s Operations Manager is responsible for managing the Trust and the implementation of the Trust Purposes outlined in the Trust Deed.   The Operations Manager is supported by the Trust’s Technical Advisory Panel and reports to the Trust’s Management Panel via the Chair.

Kylie Payne joined the Trust in September 2017 to continue the great work of the Trust and its partner organisations in protecting threatened species and biodiversity in the Great Victoria Desert. 

Kylie has 20 years of experience in biodiversity conservation, environmental project management, stakeholder engagement and community education – in state and local government and with natural resource management groups.  

She spent a decade working as Landcare Coordinator in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and more recently in the Midwest and South West in community biodiversity conservation and roadside conservation and mapping roles. 

Kylie has a Bachelor of Environmental Science Degree with Honours.                                                                                                                                                                             

Kathryn Sinclair joined the Trust in 2014 as the inaugural Operations Manager (previously referred to as the Trust Coordinator).

Kathryn has been away for most of 2017 on maternity leave but has now returned part time and is job sharing with Kylie.