Rebecca Keeble two-decade career has taken her from indigenous communities to international conventions. She has travelled across the region to set up companion animal support programmes, develop conservation strategies for marine animals and advocate for endangered species at every level of government.
Often, Rebecca has maximised her impact by coordinating these efforts with other NGOs, especially when it comes to protecting aquatic habitats. Throughout her career, she has served as a member of the NGO Cetacean Round Table, Save Our Marine Life Alliance, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance and the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition.
Because of her wide-ranging expertise, Rebecca has advised the Australian Government on a host of conservation issues. As a member of the Australian delegation, she has advocated for animals in a variety of international forums, including CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals) and UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).
Today, Rebecca oversees all of IFAW’s programmes in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Whether it’s the auction houses of Sydney or the docks of Auckland, she has led our efforts to promote animal welfare and protect animal habitats. In particular, she has focused on reducing the demand for products made from ivory and rhino horn, as well as protecting whales by reducing the risk of ship strikes.
Acting Regional Office Representative – Oceania, IFAW Australia
Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer, IFAW Australia
Senior Program Manager, Humane Society International Australia
Asia Pacific Campaigns Officer, IFAW Australia
Wildlife and Habitat Protection Campaigner, IFAW Australia
Research Assistant, TRAFFIC Oceania Australia
Administrative Officer, WWF Australia
Master of Environmental Law University of Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Applied Science, Environmental Management and Tourism University of Western Sydney, Australia