Chris Henggeler (59), African-born student of eco-system function cum natural resource manager, citizen of Australia and Switzerland; educated in Southern Africa and Switzerland. He had no farm to return to for political reasons, so he kept going. Travels took him to Australia during the cattle-boom of 1979 where he fell in love with the Australian bush. A short stint of Veterinary-Science at Sydney University convinced him that cities were not the place to be. 1981 he took on employment with Stanbroke Pastoral Company (at Fort Constantine) in central Queensland. From then on his study of how nature functioned was by observation, reading, courses and experimentation. Since late 1991 he and his family have been based on their North-West Australian pastoral lease Kachana. They live in a simple camp exposed to the elements. On a patch of desertifying country, abandoned by its earlier inhabitants and ignored by industry, Chris and his team are in the business of restoring landscape productivity. Over a period of twenty odd years he increasingly became aware that to a great extent the challenges facing agriculture (in the broadest sense) today are human made. He is passionate in his quest to see humans and the animals that they manage become part of the solution. Chris supports our project in the capacity of a consultant.