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. 

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.

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:

Acting chairperson: Karl Goiser
Secretary: Clara Wilson
Treasurer: Lee Nelson
Public Officer: Bruce Chalmers

Committee members:
Roland Manderson
Kasy Chambers
Stephanie Wende
Geoffrey Miles

Non-committee members:

Stephanie Booker (PLO/CEO)
Nicola Silbert
Jason Parsons

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