Adam has 30 years experience as a marine scientist, marine park manager, environmental consultant and Director. Adam was a Director with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for over 15 years. He has extensive regulatory, EIA, policy, partnership, incident and communication experience in coral reef research and management. He has led diverse, multidisciplinary projects associated with conservation and sustainable management of Tourism, Defence, Shipping, Fisheries, Port and Restoration.
He currently holds several research and education permits. He is a co-investigator (with Dr Ian McLeod) of the National Environment Science Program (NESP) Tropical Water Quality Hub project Best practice coral restoration for the Great Barrier Reef. He is a co-founder of the International Coral Reef Management and Leadership program.