Clare Henderson

Clare is currently undertaking strategic projects with the Conservation Council after finishing as Executive Director in May 2016.

Prior to joining the Conservation Council as Executive Director in late November 2011 Clare had been undertaking consulting and contract work including with the Environmental Defender’s Office ACT, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition and the Department of Regional Australia. She has more than 20 years experience working with environment NGOs, including Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. Clare has also worked in Federal, State and Local government as well being on staff for a few ACT politicians.

Clare has been involved with the Conservation Council previously – including as interim director in 2003 for several months, as a Board member on several occasions, as an active participant in a Council member group – Campaign for a Nuclear Free Future – as well as cooking two World Environment Day dinners which were major fundraisers for the Council.