Conor Hilton joined the Nature Foundation team late last year as Nature-based Solutions Program Coordinator, where he supports land scoping and procurement, project implementation and management, and reporting.
Conor originally trained as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) before his passion for the environment led him to pivot towards green accounting, becoming an Accounting for Nature Certified Expert and undertaking a Diploma of Sustainable Living.
Conor brings his skills and experience with accounting, ESG reporting, natural capital, carbon and biodiversity to his role. He and his partner recently relocated to South Australia from Queensland and are enjoying exploring their new surroundings, especially the wealth of wineries and cellar doors!
Learn more about Conor in this quick Q&A:
How did you come to be at Nature Foundation?
I wanted to contribute to positive environmental change, and Nature Foundation ticked all the boxes for me. I was interested in all the programs and events Nature Foundation holds, their values and how they rehabilitate nature. I jumped at the opportunity to work with such an organisation.
What are you looking forward to most as part of your role?
I am looking forward to assisting Nature Foundation to grow and continue to rehabilitate land and ecosystems back to their natural state. I will be involved in land procurement and managing the implementation of new nature-based solutions projects on newly acquired land.
What are some of your interests outside of work?
I love camping and getting outdoors, watching and playing sport. I play tennis at Henley Beach and compete in triathlons.
I am originally from Queensland and am a big NRL fan, with my team being the Gold Coast Titans.
I love all things music, and I play guitar, with my favourite artists being Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Patti Smith, Muse and old blues guys like Muddy Waters and BB King.
Since moving to Adelaide, my interest in wine has risen, and going to all the great wineries around South Australia is a lot of fun. We live at Henley Beach, so spending time on the beach in Summer is lovely!
Learn more about our Nature-based Solutions here.