Ricky is a Djungan man from the Western Tablelands region of North Queensland. He has been employed in the natural/cultural resource management field for almost 15 years. Ricky is dedicated to providing strategic leadership and empowering the Djelk Ranger team through capacity building, targeted skills development and succession planning. In addition to his role at Djelk, he is a member of the National Landcare Advisory Committee, which provides strategic advice to the Federal Minister for Agriculture and the Federal Minister for Environment. Ricky is also a member of the National Indigenous Advisory Committee, which provides strategic advice to the Minister for Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Ricky has a background in traditional knowledge management, geographic information systems, and conservation and land management. His qualifications include an Advanced Diploma in Conservation & Land Management, a Diploma in Social Science, Cert IV Training, Assessment & Education, Cert IV Frontline Management, and Cert IV Spatial Science.