The Foundation

This is a different fund. In this age of rapid destruction of the biosphere, attended by cynicism and pessimism, our fund will use ecological reality and optimism to promote real environmental wins.

We aim to help campaigns and activists who show real pluck and intelligence in protecting ecosystems, species and wild and scenic heritage.

My appeal to fund the court case to stop the logging destruction of Tasmania’s magnificent Wielangta Forest drew a generous response from people all over Australia and beyond, though none of this generosity was tax deductible.

Now the Bob Brown Foundation will carry on that work, to aid people to protect more scenic land environments, wildlife and marine ecosystems in Tasmania, around Australia, in Antarctica and across our region.

The Foundation is a non-profit fund which will promote the protection and enhancement of, and the provision of information and education about:

  • The wild and scenic beauty of Tasmania
  • The ecological integrity of Australia
  • The happiness of humanity on Earth


Our Board

Bob Brown - President, Environmentalist, Hobart

Prue Cameron - Secretary, Social Researcher, Melbourne

Steve MacDonald - Treasurer

Roland Browne - Solicitor, Hobart

Mark Horstman - Journalist, Hobart

Ben Oquist - Political Strategist, Canberra

James Dryburgh - Author

Leanne Minshull - Public Policy Strategist

Our Staff

Steven Chaffer - CEO

Jenny Weber - Campaign Manager

Scott Jordan - Tarkine Campaigner

Emma Wasson - Melbourne Campaigner

Sumeena Keshow - Philanthropy and Partnerships

Jasmine Wills - Executive Assistant

Manderlee Anstice - Graphic Designer & Digital Campaigner


Our Contact Details

The Bob Brown Foundation Inc.

ABN 51 634 785 002

PO Box 4586, Hobart Tasmania 7000

03 6294 0620


Registered Office

Level 4, 116 Bathurst St Hobart 7000

For all correspondence, please use the postal address listed above.


2016-17 Annual Review

Read a copy of our annual review here.