Our team

Interested in joining our team or board? Check out open positions here.

Carbon Positive Australia Team Louise Tarrier

Louise Tarrier

chief executive officer

Louise is passionate about the environment and connecting individuals to the land on which they live. She believes that you care about what you love. She wants to encourage everyone to care for country.

Favourite Flora: Grevillea

Favourite Fauna: Bandicoot

Carbon Positive Australia Team Catherine Patterson

Catherine Patterson

head of partnerships

Catherine has a background in business development, accounting and administration. She is passionate about the role trees can play in combatting climate change. 

Favourite Flora: Banksia

Favourite Fauna: Platypus

Carbon Positive Australia Team Christine O'Brien

Christine O'Brien

head of marketing

Most often seen with a cup of coffee in her hand, Christine has over a decade of experience managing large e-commerce websites. She is mum to Luke & Anabelle, who keep her on her toes and teach her something new every single day.

Favourite Flora: Golden Wattle

Favourite Fauna: Splendid Fairywren

Carbon Positive Australia Team Jess Fitzgerald

Jess Fitzgerald

commercial & carbon project coordinator

Jess grew up on a farm in the WA wheatbelt and loves nothing more than a cup of tea and a good Excel spreadsheet. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) and is passionate about the effective management and allocation of natural resources.

Favourite Flora: Geraldton Wax

Favourite Fauna: Wombat

Carbon Positive Australia Team Lauren Purcell

Lauren Purcell

Communications & Partnerships Coordinator

Lauren is an advocate for sustainability and ethics. She manages all social media channels, creating compelling content to engage with both individual and business donors. She develops and promotes brand awareness by collaborating with other organisations and businesses.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys practising yoga, catching up for coffee with friends, op shopping, and checking out local music gigs.

Favourite Flora: Morning Iris

Favourite Fauna: Koala

Pollyanna Darling

Pollyanna Darling

Head of Community & Philanthropy

Pollyanna is committed to playing her part in restoring the global forest to thriving. She’s an inveterate lover of natural beauty, an amateur photographer & researcher, a writer, mother of four and crazy keen stand up paddleboarder. Her background is in project management, reforestation, community engagement & NFP sector management.

Favourite Flora: Waterhousia Floribunda

Favourite Fauna: Black Cockatoo

Josie Crosby

IT Manager

Fondly known as “the IT department”, Josie supports the organisation in all matters relating to Information Technology, maintaining the website and system integrations.  She works closely with the team, allowing us to develop strong relationships and provide personalised services to our donors.

When she isn’t at a computer, she is usually making music or hugging trees.

Favourite Flora: Giant Tingle Tree

Favourite Fauna: Pink & Grey Galah