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A fond farewell for Cape York NRM CEO

Words: Emma Jackson | Photo: Lyndal Scobell

The Directors and staff of Cape York Natural Resource Management will say goodbye to the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer Bob Frazer this month.

After almost eight years in the role, Bob will put down his pen and take up his fishing rod as he commences a well-earned retirement.

Bob has spent 13 years working in Australia’s natural resource management leadership.

He spent five years with NQ Dry Tropics before becoming the first employee with a fledgling Cape York NRM in 2010.

Cape York was the last region in Australia to form a natural resource management regional body, a process driven by Cape York’s passionate land and sea managers.

Chairperson Emma Jackson was on the original steering committee and said that she could not have imagined a more suitable person to establish and grow the organisation.

“Bob has put his heart and soul into Cape York NRM over the years. He has been our CEO and the Company Secretary, our friend and our mentor, ensuring the organisation remains structurally and operationally strong, transparent, and true to the company mission” Mrs Jackson said.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, our staff, and our members, we wish Bob the very best for his retirement. He has been an incredible leader and he will be sadly missed by all who have worked with him” she said.

A farewell lunch will be held on Friday 27 April. For more information contact Lyndal Scobell on 0488 656 690 or

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