Who We Are

The Environmental Defenders' Office (ACT) is an incorporated association which is governed by the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW).



EDO ACT maintains a small number of staff who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation. This includes the Principal Solicitor who is responsible for the preparation of legal advice and information, as well as the coordination of volunteers and support staff.


Camilla TaylorPrincipal Solicitor (full time)

Camilla Taylor is the principal solicitor at the Environmental Defenders' Office (ACT). She has an extensive background in litigation and is currently completing a Master of Laws at the University of NSW.

Nicola SilbertPolicy and Communications Director

Nicola is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Science at Monash University. She has experience in NGOs and the environmental movement, including working for NGOs based at the United Nations in both Geneva and Vienna. 

Jason ParsonsAdministrator

Jason has had a long standing interest in financial work. He joined the Environmental Defenders' Office (ACT) after a successful career working with small businesses.


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: Roland Manderson

Deputy chairperson: Karl Goiser
Secretary: Gabrielle Ho
Treasurer: Lee Nelson
Public Officer: Gabrielle Ho

Committee members:
Kasy Chambers
Stephanie Wende
Geogfrey Miles

Non-committee members:

Camilla Taylor
Nicola Silbert
Jason Parsons

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