on the 14.07.2015
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 http://www.ncdt.org.au/trusteebackground.html
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
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
The Navy Clearance Diver Trust would like you to join Damian
Mander for Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Perth.
View you invitation here.