Key Staff

The station is run by a small number of permanent staff and assisted by a varying number of temporary staff. Support is provided by consultants who are affiliated with the Institute Of Ecotechnics.

Director and Business manager: Hans Leenaarts

"After a life as IT manager and management consultant, far away from our natural environment I found at Birdwood Downs a near perfect match with my desires for a new life. I feel closely connected to the mission of Birdwood Downs: care for the environment, care for people. I love the life style in the Outback. And I very much enjoy the challenge of Birdwood Downs: maintain the life style, maintain the environmental work, transfer knowledge and experience to younger generations with the values of environmental care and sustainable life and at the same time make it a sound and economically viable business so that it can continue its interesting and valuable work for many years to come."



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