Our People

The AMCS team works across locations in Australia, fighting on the community’s behalf to protect our precious oceans.

Our team has a mixture of expertise – we are scientists, researchers, communicators, campaigners and fundraisers. We are overseen by a Board with representatives from business, science, industry, government and the education sector.

We value integrity, courage, commitment and solidarity. Together, we share a passion for the future of our blue planet.

 

Our Crew

Darren Kindleysides CEO of the Australian Marine Conservation Society
Tooni Mahto
Shane Cucow
Adele Pedder Marine Campaigner from Keep Top End Coasts Healthy
Darren Kindleysides

Chief Executive Officer
Whaling Campaign Manager

Brisbane

Tooni Mahto

Campaigns Director

Melbourne

Shane Cucow

Plastics Campaign Manager

Brisbane

Adele Pedder

NT Campaign Manager

Darwin

Cat Dorey
Lissa Schindler
Jaimi Webster
Adrian Meder

Sustainable Seafood Program Manager

Margaret River

Dr Cat Dorey

Marine Parks Campaign Manager

Sydney

Dr Lissa Schindler

Great Barrier Reef Campaign Manager

Brisbane

Jaimi Webster

Great Barrier Reef Water Quality Manager

Sunshine Coast

Simon Miller

Great Barrier Reef Fisheries Campaign Manager

NSW

Alexia Wellbelove

Fisheries and Threatened Species Campaign Manager

Sydney

Stephanie McGee

GoodFish Program Manager

Adelaide

Cherry Muddle

Senior Great Barrier Reef Campaigner

NSW

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Dr Leonardo Guida

Senior Shark Campaigner

Brisbane

Sascha Rust

GoodFish Program

Melbourne

Lisa Stuetzer

Great Barrier Reef Community Campaigner

Cairns

Ben Cox

Great Barrier Reef Campaigner

Sunshine Coast

Danielle Ryan

Marine Parks Campaigner

Coffs Harbour

James Sherwood

Marine Parks Campaigner

Coffs Harbour

Fran Rudischhauser

Great Barrier Reef Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Townsville

Mia Carwardine

Operations Manager

Brisbane

Edward Cross

Operations Coordinator

Brisbane

Lexie Williams

Operations Administrator

Brisbane

Tina Dalby

Finance Officer

North Queensland

Daniel Cockerill

Database Administrator

Brisbane

Imogen Scott Communications DirectorJess Arvela Digital Communication Campaigner
Marika Strand

Operations Support

Canada

Imogen Scott

Communications Director

Sydney

Jo Manning

Media Advisor

Perth

Jessica Arvela

Digital Communications Campaigner

Sunshine Coast

Felicity Shand
Jess Walker

Digital Content Creator

Sydney

Amy Gould 

Social Media Support

Gold Coast

Felicity Shand

Fundraising Manager

Brisbane

Philip Hargrave-Smith

Major Gifts & Philanthropy Manager

Byron Bay

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Rachel Mallard

Francesca Leonard

Digital Fundraising Officer

Brisbane

Elaine Labajo

Regular Giving Coordinator

Brisbane

Rachel Mallard

Fundraising Coordinator

Brisbane

Our Board

Jason Hicks
Jason Hincks

President

New South Wales

Mary-Ann Pattison
Mary-Ann Pattison

Secretary

Queensland

Dr Jill StJohn

General Member

Victoria

Brian Donaldson
Brian Donaldson

General Member

Queensland

Dr Selina Ward
Dr Selina Ward

General Member

Queensland

John Baglow

Treasurer

Clara Wilson

General Member

Tim Lo Surdo

General Member

Laura Smith

General Member

Our Patron

Tim Winton

Tim Winton, beloved Australian author, is a dedicated supporter of our oceans and committed environmentalist. In 2002, he donated his $25,000 prize money from the Western Australian Premier’s Award to the Save Ningaloo Reef Campaign. In June 2011, after a long campaign by AMCS and our conservation colleagues, the Ningaloo Coast was listed as World Heritage by the United Nations. This campaign was another great success for the Society, thanks in no small part to our Patron, of whom we are very proud.

Tim has been declared a Living Treasure by the National Trust and was made an ‘Australia Post Australian Legend’ for his outstanding contribution to the social and cultural life of Australia. Winton writes about Australia’s coasts and oceans like no other. He plays an active role in most of our campaigns, particularly marine sanctuaries, sustainable seafood and shark conservation. 

He is our perfect patron.

Tribute to Felicity Wishart

Australia’s environment movement mourns the loss of Felicity ‘Flic’ Wishart – who passed away in her sleep on 20 July 2015, aged 50.

Flic passed away during her time as the AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director.

Flic was one of Australia’s leading conservationists and was a great and inspiring champion for the planet, the cause she dedicated her life to.

Discover Flic’s Legacy

Please donate to keep Flic’s legacy alive

Your donation will go to a special public fund to support projects that Flic would have passionately supported.