About us

The Conservation Council ACT Region works to protect the environment of the Canberra region for future generations through advocacy, campaigning and community engagement.

We are a not for profit, non-government peak body that represents more than 40 member groups.

Established in 1981, the Conservation Council ACT Region is an incorporated association under the direction of an elected Board.

The Conservation Council ACT Region acknowledges the financial support of the ACT Government. 

Our Staff

Helen Oakey

Helen Oakey

Executive Director

Fiona Smith

Fiona Smith

Office Manager

Kirsten Duncan

Kirsten Duncan

Campaigner

Madeleine Gisz

Madeleine Gisz

Communications and Media

Maddie Clegg

Maddie Clegg

Campaigner

Our Board

Gordon McAllister

Gordon McAllister

Board President

Sarah Reid

Sarah Reid

Vice President

Peter Ottesen

Peter Ottesen

Vice President

Helen Sims

Helen Sims

Secretary

Glenys Patulny

Glenys Patulny

Board Member

Ian Falconer

Ian Falconer

Board Member

Rod Griffiths

Rod Griffiths

Board Member

MaryClare Woodforde

MaryClare Woodforde

Board Member

Warwick Cathro

Warwick Cathro

Board Member

Nick Abel

Nick Abel

Board Member

Chris Ikin

Chris Ikin

Treasurer