Who We Are

The Environmental Defenders' Office (ACT) is an incorporated association which is governed by the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 (ACT).

Staff

EDO ACT maintains a small number of staff who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation. 

Stephanie Booker, Principal Legal Officer and CEO

Stephanie Booker is the principal legal officer at the Environmental Defenders' Office (ACT). She was admitted to practice in 2006 and has spent several years working with communities overseas, seeking to protect the environment from large-scale mines and infrastructure projects. She has an interest in Community Legal Education, and has a Master of Law (Human Rights) from Monash University.

Nicola SilbertPolicy and Communications Lawyer

Nicola has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Science from Monash University. She has experience in NGOs and the environment movement, including working for NGOs based at the United Nations in both Geneva and Vienna. Nicola was admitted to practice in 2018.

The Committee

The committee of EDO ACT sets the strategic direction of the organisation. Members of the committee are elected by the members of EDO ACT each year at the Annual General Meeting.

The current committee members are:

Chairperson: Karl Goiser
Deputy Chairperson: Bruce Chalmers
Secretary: Clara Wilson
Treasurer: Tracey Blunck
Public Officer:Deborah Nesbitt

Committee members:
Roland Manderson
Kasy Chambers
Lee Nelson
Geoffrey Miles
Julia Pitts


Non-committee members:

Stephanie Booker (PLO/CEO)
Nicola Silbert


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