We’re committed to the restoration and rejuvenation of Australian biodiversity.

LEADERS IN REGENERATIVE BIODIVERSITY.

Odonata is a not-for-profit entity supporting biodiversity impact solutions. Founded in 2017 by Nigel Sharp, we create, support, nurture and empower businesses and entrepreneurs to move towards a more environmentally sustainable world.

Healthy biodiversity, including our soils, is critical to our daily lives and long term survival. We believe that by demonstrating the economic benefits of investing in biodiversity, we’ll create a more sustainable planet where people can thrive. Business is a major tool for positive biodiversity, climate and social impact, and key to inspiring Australians to live a healthy life in harmony with nature.

As a biodiversity and threatened species manager, innovator and advisor, Odonata have the know-how and networks to influence impact investment funds. Our knowledge, trust and reputation have led to strategic collaborations with universities, businesses and NGOs –  ultimately delivering results.

Odonata’s Dragonfly Impact Company has been established to fund and incubate biodiveristy-impact businesses.

SERVICES

INVESTOR SUPPORT

Catalyse impact investment into forward-thinking biodiversity focused businesses, farms and projects.

SOLUTIONS

Deliver, devise and review solutions to solve long-standing biodiversity problems.

MESSAGING & COMMUNICATION

Create a social movement of inspired, empowered and engaged public.

KNOWLEDGE

Collate and share knowledge and methods to inspire more biodiversity businesses.

MULTIPLY IMPACT

Multiply the outcomes of money and projects to get the biggest impact.

FARMING

Empower farmers to manage our land sustainably while improving competitiveness and productivity.

PROVEN SUCCESS

TIVERTON

First remnant-vegetation-only farm to operate sheep grazing in a comprehensive and master-planned model on Volcanic Plains Grassland.

THREATENED SPECIES PROGRAM

Significant successes in breeding threatened species such as the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Brushtailed Rock Wallaby, Eastern Quoll and Tiger Quoll.

MAJOR INVESTMENTS

Secured $40m for regenerative business solutions through impact investors.

OUR TEAM

NIGEL SHARP

CEO and Founder | Chair of the Board

Experienced biodiversity impact investor in Australia with 17 years of experience in regenerative biodiversity business solutions.

SAM MARWOOD

Director of Operations | Board Director

Established environment and agriculture-focused social enterprises with 12 years of experience in environment policy.

CASEY HARRIS

Director of Strategy & Communications | Board Secretary  

Previous advisor to Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner with experience in research, policy and science communication.

ANNETTE RYPALSKI

Director of Biodiversity 

Mt Rothwell General Manager and leading expert in threatened species recovery, breeding and landscape restoration.

EAMON WALMSLEY

Director of Commercial Operations 

Over 12 years experience implementing operational procedures, marketing strategy, and concept delivery across Australia.

STEPHANIE SWANN

Board Director

Chartered Accountant with over five years of experience delivering professional service engagements in both corporate advisory & assurance across a wide range of companies.

MAGNUS NILSSON

Board Director

Strategic Marketing Director with over 15 years’ experience. Magnus has worked to develop and drive transformational strategic communications platforms and business strategies for a range of organisations.

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