We welcomed Karl Heiden the new CEO of the Town of Cambridge as our Speaker, and he gave us a pen picture of his career to date. Karl was born and educated in Tasmania, and he has more than 20 years experience in executive leadership, resource management and in environmental fields – across both industry and government. This includes over three years experience in environmental and engineering consultancies, managing teams and sections with private companies, as well as being the environmental Project Manager on a range of large scale projects. Early in his career Karl had to deal with the consequences of a mouse plague, and that certainly taught him a thing or two! In 2011 Karl joined the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), initially managing teams of environmental specialists in the Environment Division which were assisting with the inception and implementation of NOPSEMA’s regulation of environmental management. Later he became a member of NOPSEMA’s Senior Executive Leadership team, and headed the Division for Corporate and Financial Assurance during which he was responsible for overseeing NOPSEMA’s corporate functions including human resources, finance, budget management, and information technology. His responsibilities also included the delivery regulatory support functions, NOPSEMA’s independent investigations capability, stakeholder relations, legislative change and statutory reporting. Karl officially took office at the Town of Cambridge on 10th March and it is his intention to work closely with the Community, the Council and the Administration. Karl has two adult daughters, and he lives in South Perth.