Cass Hayward

Projects Officer - Coastal and Biodiversity and GIS Officer


Cass graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 with a Bachelor of Environmental Management (Hons) and a Major in Natural Systems and Wildlife Management and has been working with Reef Catchments ever since. She was born and raised in the Whitsundays, but has undertaken flora and fauna research in a number of regions throughout Queensland stretching from Fraser Island and SEQ through to Townsville. Her experience lies largely in natural resource management and coastal ecosystems.

As the Coastal Projects Officer, Cass is responsible for implementing the regional Coastcare program, and works closely with the local government and community stakeholders to improve coastal ecosystem outcomes and to deliver on state and national targets.

Cass is also the GIS Officer for Reef Catchments. This role involves performing spatial analyses and producing mapping products for all of the Reef Catchments teams.