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Cameron Kerr AO

Cameron commenced his career in the agricultural industry as a research scientist at Bayer Australia’s veterinary research centre in QLD. An interest in the adoption of new technology across the sector prompted Cameron to undertake a Masters of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Organisational Behaviour.


Since then, Cameron has developed broad experience in senior executive roles in Fast-

Moving Consumer Goods Multinationals. Prior to becoming Taronga’s CEO, Cameron

managed teams across marketing, communications, education and life sciences.


As CEO, Cameron has led a major transformation of Taronga from being zoological parks into a global wildlife conservation organisation. Over this time, Taronga has significantly diversified its education, tourism and hospitality businesses now running a University Degree, vocational training, and a diverse range of high-end eco experiences which includes a 62-room retreat. The Taronga Institute of Science and Learning has since received global awards for its work in wildlife conservation and sustainability. Taronga is also recognised as a key leader in wildlife conservation, re-wildling and sustainability. 


Cameron is a Non-Executive Director of the International Rhino Foundation and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of NSW Faculty of Science. Cameron has also held Board Director roles for the Jane Goodall Institute Global Board and was Chair of Ecotourism Australia. While President of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia, he oversaw the implementation of an advanced wildlife animal welfare audit and accreditation program for the Oceania region. This methodology has since been adopted for the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums audit process.


In 2021, Cameron was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to wildlife conservation, to animal science education, and to zoological associations.

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