Commissioners and executives

Dr John Keniry, AM


Having served as a Commissioner from December 2011 to 2016, John joined the Natural Resources Commission again as a Commissioner in December 2017. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2005 and a Centenary Medal in 2003. John chairs the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, and is a Commissioner of the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. John is the past Chairman of Ridley Corporation Ltd, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Livestock Export Review, the National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals, and Unisearch Ltd. John has also previously spent 20 years as a board member of the NSW Environment Protection Authority and 6 years as a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council. John is also a landholder who owns a wool and lamb enterprise in central west NSW.

Bryce Wilde

BA(Hons), ExecMPA
Executive Director

Bryce has 20 years of experience in the areas of natural resource management, public policy, strategic planning and organisational development. He has been a manager at the Natural Resources Commission since 2005 where, among other achievements, he has led major reviews including review of weed management in NSW, management of cypress forests in Brigalow and Nandewar State Conservation Areas, review of river red gum and woodland forests in the Riverina bioregion, and upgrading of Catchment Action Plans. Prior to joining the Commission, Bryce was a senior manager at the Department of Juvenile Justice. He has provided consultancy services to NSW, Australian and local Governments, and a range of non-government organisations, particularly in the human services field.