Tim Winton, AMCS Patron
Best-selling Australian author, Tim Winton says:
“I joined AMCS because they are serious about protecting life within our oceans. They work hard on getting more marine parks around the coastline, making our fisheries sustainable and protecting our threatened wildlife like humpback whales and seals. They’re a charity well worth supporting.”
Tim Winton is an Australian author who has won a myriad of literary awards, including the Miles Franklin Award four times over. Winton has been named a Living Treasure by the National Trust. He is both critically admired and loved by readers in Australia and across the sea. As AMCS Patron, Tim plays an active role in most of our campaigns. We are very proud to have him as our Patron.
Kylie Kwong, Sustainable Chef
"As a strong advocate of sustainable seafood, I am pleased to be associated with the Australian Marine Conservation Society and their work to protect our ocean wildlife. Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide is an indispensable guide to choosing seafood wisely and avoiding over-fished species or those whose capture damages the sea".
Kylie Kwong is a chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. Kylie is passionate about ethical sustainable food and has supported our sustainable seafood program for over a decade.
Bernard Fanning, Musician and AMCS Sea Guardian
“I am a supporter of the Australian Marine Conservation Society because, like most of us, I feel a real connection with our oceans. I absolutely love spending time staring out to sea and getting inspiration for my music. We need organisations like AMCS who are dedicated to protecting our precious coasts and seas.”
Bernard and other ex-Powderfinger band member Ian Haug support AMCS through their music and passion. Fanning has been a Sea Guardian and vocal supporter since 2003. They demonstrate that conservation is not only good for humanity and the planet - it is also cool.
Luc Longley, NBA Basketballer
Australian professional basketball player (retired), and Olympian champion Luc Longley says:
“It’s becoming clearer that our oceans are under increasing pressure. Each and every one of us has a role to play to ensure that we get the balance right and look after our oceans and the life within them. I joined AMCS because I trust them to use my money wisely to keep our oceans safe from harm.”
Luc is a quiet supporter with a long reach. In 2009 he placed the winning bid to name a newly discovered deep sea shrimp, raising critical funds for our work. Like his Olympian basketball skills, Luc’s commitment to AMCS and marine conservation is world-class.
Paige Houden, Billabong Pro Surfer
Professional surfer and TV actress Paige Houden says:
“As a Pro Surfer my life revolves around the ocean and what happens to it. Nothing can beat the feeling when you're on a wave and a wild pod of dolphins jumps along side you!! Sadly the wildlife that makes the ocean complete is in danger. Without its wildlife the sea will not survive - we need to save it now."
Paige Houden is a legendary pro surfer with Billabong. Paige is passionate about our oceans, particularly protecting our ocean wildlife from pollution and marine debris. We are very excited about Paige's support for our work.
Guy Leech, Former World Ironman Champion
“Hi I’m Guy Leech. As a former world ironman and surf lifesaving champion I’ve spent most of my life on the ocean. Most days I’m out paddling around Sydney’s glorious harbour and beaches and I see real problems with pollution and overuse. We need healthy oceans for a healthy society. That’s why I’m getting on board AMCS, to be part of the solution. I encourage you to join us.”
When he retired from ironman races the world over, Guy had never lost a marathon ironman race in his career. We are elated to have him on board as an ambassador for AMCS and our oceans.
In addition to the eminent Australians and ocean lovers who support our work, many ocean-concious businesses pitch in to make our work possible. Find out more about our business supporters.