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 Staff

Darren Kindleysides

Chief Executive Officer
Whaling Campaign Manager

Brisbane

 

Campaigns

Adele Pedder

Adele Pedder

Marine Campaign Manager

Darwin

Adrian Meder

Marine Campaigner

Margaret River

David Cazzulino

David Cazzulino

Great Barrier Reef Community Campaigner

Cairns

Imogen Zethoven AO

Imogen Zethoven AO

Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director

Sydney

Jason Fowler

NT Marine Campaign Coordinator

Darwin

Jimmy Cordwell

Jimmy Cordwell

Marine Campaigner

Brisbane

Dr Leonardo Guida

Senior Shark Campaigner

Brisbane

Lissa Schindler

Dr Lissa Schindler

Senior Great Barrier Reef Campaigner

Brisbane

TBC

Good Fish Program Manager

TBC

Sabine Walther
Sabine Walther

Fight For Our Reef Community Organiser

Brisbane

Sharnie Connell
Sharnie Connell

Sydney Marine Campaigner

Sydney

Tooni Mahto
 Tooni Mahto

Senior Fisheries Campaigner

Melbourne

Operations & Supporter Care

Anna Franke

Operations Coordinator

Brisbane

Kellie Ireland

Kellie Ireland

Operations Manager

Brisbane

Julie Labzin

Julie Labzin

Supporter Coordinator

Brisbane

 

Maryanne Major

Maryanne Major

Database Officer

Sydney

Renee Weidenhofer

Fundraising and Supporter Admin. Coordinator

Brisbane

Tina Dalby
Tina Dalby

Finance Officer

North Queensland

Communications & Fundraising

Emma Morgan Photo
Emma Morgan

Major Relationships Specialist

Melbourne

Ingrid Neilson
Ingrid Neilson

Communications and Relationships Manager

Sydney

Jacinta McLennan
Jacinta McLennan

Fundraising Manager

Brisbane

Nadia Razzhigaeva
Nadia Razzhigaeva

Digital Communications Officer

Brisbane

Rebecca Hay
Rebecca Hay

Digital Fundraising Officer

Brisbane

Felicity Shand
Felicity Shand

Direct Marketing Coordinator

Brisbane

Shane Cucow
Shane Cucow

Senior Communications Strategist

Brisbane

Our Board

Nick Heath

President

Queensland

Mary-Ann Pattison

Secretary

Queensland

Erina Kilmore

Treasurer

Queensland

Alison Johnson

General Member

New South Wales/Spain

Dr Jill StJohn

General Member

Victoria

Dr David Neil

General Member

Queensland

Jason Hincks

General Member

New South Wales

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 more recently was made an ‘Australia Post Australian Legend’ for his outstanding contribution to the social and cultural life of Australia.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 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