Canopy is led by Kym Whiteoak, an environmental and water economist with over 15 years’ experience in consulting in Australia and Europe. 

Kym set up Canopy after returning to Australia from two years living and working in the Netherlands, where he worked on projects for the European Commission on topics including water management, green infrastructure and biodiversity management. 

Prior to his time in Europe, Kym worked in water and environmental management consulting in Melbourne on projects across Australia, particularly in areas such as integrated water management and market-based instruments in water and biodiversity management. 

Kym is a trained and experienced economist with a technical focus on cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness assessment.  He has experience in evaluations of environmental policies and programmes. 

Kym cares about sound decision-making based on strong evidence.

Kym Whiteoak

Environmental and water economist