Rowan Foley comes from the Wondunna clan of the Badtjala people Traditional Owners of K’gari (Fraser Island) Queensland. Rowan is the founding CEO of the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation a not-for-profit company established in 2010 with offices in Cairns, Sydney and Alice Springs.
Rowan arrived in the Northern Territory in 1989 working as a ranger at Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park and returned in 2005 as the Park Manager living in Mutitjulu community for a total of six years.
The Kimberley Land Council employed Rowan as their first Land Management Officer 1995. He established their Land and Sea Management Unit and negotiated the first Indigenous Protected Area in Western Australia at Paruku (Lake Gregory).
Rowan has presented at the UNFCCC in Bon Germany on Indigenous carbon farming and spoke at the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.
Rowan lives with his family, dog and horses in Alice Springs NT.