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News & Events 2015

Posted on the 14.07.2015
New Trustees Welcomed!

The NCDT would like to welcome two new Trustees, CAPT Michael Edwards, OAM and Mr Warren Levin, BBA.

Michael serves on the Trust in his capacity as the National President of the RAN Clearance Divers Association – a role he was elected to in April 2015. CAPT Edwards takes over from Mr Larry Digney, OAM who has retired as President of the RANCDA after a number of years of service.

Warren has joined the Trust following a long career in both the RAN and business. He has had a number of business management related roles, beginning as a Diving Product Manager to his current role as Operations Manager for Wiltrading in Sydney. Mr Levin fills a Trustee position made vacant by the resignation earlier this year of Adjunct Professor Dr Mike McCarthy. Further details on both CAPT Edwards and Mr Levin can be found at

The Trust extends its sincere thanks to Mr Larry Digney, OAM and Adjunct Professor Dr Mike McCarthy for their support and work as inaugural Trustees of the Navy Clearance Diver Trust.


Posted on the 22.01.2015
Breakfast with Damian Mander, Wildlife Warrior!

Damian Mander is a former Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver and special operations military sniper turned anti-poaching crusader.

Wildlife crime is sweeping the planet. The illegal trafficking of wildlife is now one of the world’s largest criminal industries, with repeated links to terrorism networks. High target species such as elephant and rhino are being hunted to extinction. These animals are the most difficult to protect, as poachers go to the most extreme lengths to kill them.

An environmental and animal welfare activist, Mander is outspoken about the priorities of mankind in an increasingly challenged society. He frequently advocates the use of military equipment and tactics for the purpose of protecting animals, including the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Mander used his life savings earned during service in Iraq, and liquidated his investments and assets to fund the start-up and running costs of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation – an organisation dedicated to the protection and preservation of wildlife in some of the world's most volatile regions.

Mander’s personal evolution has seen him recognise the need for protection of all animals, not just from an ethical standpoint, but also from a global environmental perspective. A public speaker, Mander is a vegan who actively encourages his audience to hold back the tide of human encroachment and correct the imbalance between dwindling wilderness areas and rapidly increasing human populations.

The Navy Clearance Diver Trust would like you to join Damian Mander for Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Perth.

View you invitation here.