In 2013, Gemma joined RAN to execute its corporate campaign focused on addressing deforestation, climate change and human and labor rights abuse associated with palm oil production. She now holds the position of Forest Policy Director and represents RAN in multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the High Carbon Stock Approach. Prior to this position, Gemma worked for 10 years for forest conservation organizations in Australia, and played a key role in the campaigns and negotiations that contributed to the protection of forests and the transition of the native forest logging industry in Tasmania. She has a background in environmental science and community organizing.