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Matthew Jackson

Chief Executive Officer, Parks Victoria

Matthew Jackson joined Parks Victoria as Chief Executive Officer in February 2017.

Matthew has been involved in nature-based tourism and conservation for most of his career, starting at
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland, known for its largest collection of native Australian animals.

Matthew is an experienced conservation and environmental professional and has also worked in the private sector in marketing, manufacturing and distribution. He has extensive experience in environmental research, conservation, education, wildlife management, operational management and stakeholder relations.

Prior to working at Parks Victoria, Matthew was the Chief Executive Officer at Phillip Island Nature Parks for six years and before that held other senior roles within the organisation. He oversaw significant change at Phillip Island Nature Parks that involved a high level of community consultation and the delivery of major environmental outcomes and significant new tourist attractions.

Matthew completed a Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University.

Current board member of the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) Board and committee member of the Victorian Government’s Victorian Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee (VEMAC).

Matthew is a Victorian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA).