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About the Speaker

Sheriden Morris is a strong advocate for Northern Australia, who grew up in the Northern Territory and now lives in Babinda in Far North Queensland. Sheriden’s career began in tropical agronomy and has spanned across sugar, banana, aquaculture, environmental and tourism industries. Sheriden is a leader in nature positive land and water management, First Nations co-design and an innovative aid developer for Australia’s northern borderlands with Papua New Guinea. Sheriden is currently the Chair of the CRC for Developing Northern Australia, Managing Director of the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, and Deputy Chair of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. She’s previously held senior roles at CSIRO and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Sheriden believes in intelligent, sustainable development for Northern Australia that leverages the region’s tropical expertise, it’s people and natural assets