Brad Wilson

Managing Director

Brad has worked in wildlife parks and sanctuaries and has a love for educating people about the environment and cultural heritage and its protection. Brad has a history with the Sanctuary, as a volunteer, director and onsite ranger.

Brad was awarded Australia Day Young Citizen in recognition of his efforts educating the community regarding conservation and work at the Sanctuary. Brad has a full understanding of the sanctuary’s heritage and environmental significance.  


Brad has experience in business management including wildlife parks, retail, media and hospitality.


Brad has studied at TAFE and Macquarie University with qualifications in business management, tourism, captive animals and accounting.  

Brad is a local of the Wollondilly Shire, he grew up here and his family have lived in the area for more than 30 years.


Cindy Jenart

Operations Manager

Cindy has been involved in business management for more than 10 years in the retail and import industry and has extensive experience in campground operations.

Cindy has studied at TAFE and is currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education with Curtin University.

Cindy is also a qualified barista and holds national accreditation as a food safety supervisor.

Cindy shares a passion for the natural environment and conservation of cultural heritage and holds a firm belief that educating young people is tremendously important as they are our future conservationists

Cindy is a resident of the Wollondilly area.


Cedric Jenart

Maintenance Manager

Cedric is a dedicated and passionate advocate for animal welfare and has a keen interest in species recovery programs.

Cedric has a long history in retail, civil works, small business management, maintenance and financial services.

Cedric is committed to maintaining the heritage values of the sanctuary and being part of the management team for new projects.


Cedric is excited at being part of the sanctuary team and believes education is the way forward to creating a better environment for all things that live within it.


Jodi Jenart

Horticulture Manager

Jodi is currently working in Community Services (disability), has a current First Aid Certificate and is qualified in Business administration.


Jodi is a mum of 3 and is committed to being a positive role model by engaging her children in learning the importance of environmental sustainability through hands on work.


Jodi has a thirst for knowledge and is currently completing a Cert 3 in Horticulture and has completed an animal rescue course.

Jodi has a love of native flora and will be working on building and sustaining the indigenous plants within the sanctuary for all to enjoy.


Jodi has lived in the area for over 25.




The Australian Wildlife Foundation Ltd

Non-profit Public Company Limited by Guarantee
ACN: 635 629 962

The Australian Wildlife Foundation Ltd was established to manage wildlife and conservation sanctuaries, with a high standard of care, compassion and ethics. Encourage and educate environmental conservation and cultural heritage whilst working for the long-term sustainability of wildlife and the environment.  

The Australian Wildlife Foundation is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. View our charity certificate by clicking here

The Australian Wildlife Foundation Ltd currently manages the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary located at 3105 Remembrance Driveway Bargo NSW 2574

Message From The Managing Director 

"This wonderful sanctuary has been committed to conservation of the natural environment, cultural heritage and educating the community and visitors for more than 55 years. 

First hand I know the value of this sanctuary to the community of the Wollondilly region and beyond and it is with great honour that the Australian Wildlife Foundation has been gifted the duty of managing the sanctuary well into the future to carry on the important work of Dr Thistle Stead [Harris] and continue to preserve the sanctuary as a memorial to David George Stead.

Our highly motivated and experienced team are ultimately working towards a bright outlook for the sanctuary and through implementing our Business Management Plan, Education Program, and Conservation & Heritage Plan we believe we will steer the sanctuary back to the original aims of  the founder.
I am proud to ensure that the legacy of the sanctuary founder, Dr Thistle Stead [Harris], is honoured by our efforts in conserving our precious natural environment and native flora and fauna for future generations to enjoy". 

Brad Wilson 


The Australian Wildlife Foundation Ltd is an unlisted non-profit public company limited by guarantee registered under the Corporations Act 2001. The foundation's constitution sets out specific rules governing the internal affairs of the company.

The Constitution of the Australian Wildlife Foundation