Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Sydney, NSW, 6 January 1956.
His tertiary education was at the Macquarie University, Sydney, and he was employed at the National Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens, from 1981 to February 1991.
He then took up the position of Curator at the Herbarium at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, and assumed the position of Curator of the Australian National Herbarium when the Botanic Gardens and CSIRO herbaria merged in 1993.
In May 2001 he returned to the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney as Conservation Botanist, where he was employed until retrenched in 2016. He is now a botanical and plant conservation consultant in Sydney.
His main areas of taxonomic interest have been the genera Grevillea (Proteaceae) and Astrotricha (Araliaceae).
Increasingly his work shifted from taxonomy to conservation botany, in which area he has worked on a wide range of species and threatening processes, particularly the recently introduced Myrtle Rust disease.
He is a former President (2008-11) of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc.
Data from 3,552 specimens