The Foundation

In this age of rapid destruction of the biosphere, attended by cynicism and pessimism, our foundation 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 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
  • Earth's wilderness
  • The happiness of humanity on Earth


Our Board

Roland Browne - President, Solicitor, Hobart

Christine Milne - Secretary, Environmentalist, Hobart

Bob Brown - Treasurer, Environmentalist, Hobart

Mark Horstman - Journalist, Hobart

Leanne Minshull - Public Policy Strategist, Hobart

Michael Dempsey - Public Servant, Hobart

Willoh Weiland - Artist/Writer, Hobart

Kate Chalker - Manager, Sydney


Our Staff

Steven Chaffer - CEO

Jenny Weber - Campaign Manager

Scott Jordan - Tarkine Campaigner

Manderlee Anstice - Graphic Designer & Digital Campaigner

Jasmine Wills - Executive Assistant

Adam Burling - Media Manager




Our Contact Details

The Bob Brown Foundation Inc.

ABN 51 634 785 002

PO Box 4586, Hobart Tasmania 7000

03 6294 0620


Head Office

Level 4, 116 Bathurst St Hobart 7000

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


2017-18 Annual Review


Read a copy of our 2017-18 Annual Review here.


2016-17 Annual Review

Read a copy of our 2016-17 annual review here.