Paulina Skerman

“We were thrilled to welcome Tammie back to St Patrick’s College Townsville (her former high school) to talk to our students and alumni about her adventurous career. Tammie captivated her audience and left us wanting to hear more. Tammie is an inspiring presenter, articulate and warm with a sense of humour as she uses her experience as an international wildlife conservationist to deliver a powerful message to women about overcoming fear and following your passion.”

Paulina Skerman | Principal, St Patrick’s College Townsville

Julie Heckscher

“While working in Singapore for a number of years, I had occasion to attend, participate in and officiate at innumerable events of every shape, colour and size.  It is one of the great pleasures of an overseas posting.  One such event that I hosted, and which still stands out for me, was a ‘Let Elephants be Elephants’ presentation by Australian zoologist and author, Dr Tammie Matson.  It stood out for the passion and commitment of its delivery, the depth and interest of its content, and for the way it engaged its audience, from the very young to the very old, inspiring many of them to action.  I look forward to being again in the right city at the right time to join another presentation by Dr Matson.”

Julie Heckscher (former Dep High Commissioner for Australia to Singapore)   

Shaun Smith

“Dr Tammie Matson was invited to be the guest speaker at our annual SAVE the African Rhino Foundation (NSW) fundraising event. Due to her vast first-hand experience with wildlife and especially elephants, Tammie proved to be a fantastic speaker, thoroughly charming the audience with her personable manner and engaging stories appealing to the conservationist in each of us. The event was a huge success thanks to Tammie.”

Shaun Smith, Treasurer | SAVE Foundation, NSW Australia

Dr Nigel Taylor

“Having Tammie Matson speak at the Singapore Botanic Gardens was a huge privilege and drew a larger and more diverse crowd than our regular speakers.  Her enthusiasm and sincerity for the plight of elephants engaged the audience and attracted many questions.  She is a brave activist for a good cause and we should all pay more respect to these extraordinary animals by avoiding the purchase of ivory.”

Dr Nigel Taylor, Director | Singapore Botanic Gardens

Andrea McDonald

“Our college has had the privilege of participating in Tammie Matson’s interactive talks on several occasions, and Tammie has inspired our students to take personal action in the conservation of elephants. Not only are her presentations educational and engaging, but she has an innate ability to connect with both an adult audience and children of all ages. Her personal anecdotes are entertaining and inspiring. Tammie Matson gives us hope for the future of the elephant – she moves us to take action and make a difference. Like the elephant she has pledged to protect, her experience and passion is unforgettable.”  

Andrea McDonald, Grade 5 Teacher | United World College, SEA, Singapore

Susan Edwards

“Dr Tammie Matson has spoken at the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), Singapore on several occasions and most recently, she was a guest speaker at the Round Square International Conference hosted by UWCSEA. A knowledgable and talented speaker, Tammie relates to and engages her audiences of all ages easily; she never fails to inspire. An excellent communicator, Tammie’s presentations are interactive and challenge our understanding of animal conservation.”

Susan Edwards | Head of Global Concerns, United World College, SEA, Singapore 


Lucinda Bertram

“Tammie is an engaging speaker with an inspiring story to tell. In the corporate world we often say “it’s wild out there” and for Tammie it literally is. Despite the monumental and complex challenges she faces as a wildlife campaigner, Tammie delivers an encouraging message. She opens the audiences’ hearts and minds to a world a long way from their desk but with several surprising parallels.”

Lucinda Bertram, Marketing & Communications Manager | AustCham Singapore (Australian Chamber of Commerce)


Veronica Lake

“Tammie has a special gift. She is able to capture the rooms attention completely for her entire presentation. Mouths are always agape with her storytelling, the audience transfixed with her enthralling takes on wildlife and life . They way that Tammie is able to use her experiences and challenges and work them to the theme of the event is admirable. Not only is her confident presence on stage notable, but Tammie is just so great to deal with . Professional , friendly and a great communicator. I would engage Tammie in a heartbeat , over and over again. “

Veronica Lake , General Manager Events , Women and Leadership Australia