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.

Bob Brown's 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, 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
  • Michael Dempsey – Public Servant, Hobart
  • Willoh Weiland – Artist/Writer, Hobart
  • Steve Crump – Pianist/Composer, Hobart
  • Rebecca Lake – International Consultant UNIDO, Sydney
  • Tristan Tremschnig - Communications Consultant, Hong Kong
  • Anthony Houston - Farmer and Businessman


  • Patron – Bob Brown


Our Staff

Steven Chaffer – CEO

Jasmine Wills – Executive Assistant

Jessica Ewing – Office Manager

Amanda Sully – Philanthropy Director

Jenny Weber – Campaign Manager

Manderlee Anstice – Graphic Designer & Digital Campaigner

Adam Burling – Media Manager

Scott Jordan – takayna Campaigner

Molly Coburn – Community Organiser

Jo Edwards – Events Manager

Dorothee Babeck – NSW Campaign Organiser

Alistair Allan – Antarctica Campaigner

Geoff Law – AdaniWatch Investigator

Erik Hayward – Campaign Organiser

Courtney Hayes - Campaign Assistant

Lisa Searle - Campaign Organiser

Chris Ball - Forest Researcher

Bec Howarth - Marine and Fish Farms Campaigner


Our Contact Details

Bob Brown Foundation Inc.

ABN 51 634 785 002

PO Box 4586, Hobart Tasmania 7000

03 6294 0620

Our head office is located at Level 4, 116 Bathurst St Hobart 7000

For all correspondence, please use: PO Box 4586, Hobart Tasmania 7000



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Annual Review

Please see below for a list of our Annual Reviews by financial year.


2020-21 Annual Review

Read a copy here.


2019-20 Annual Review

Read a copy here.


2018-19 Annual Review

Read a copy here.


2017-18 Annual Review

Read a copy here.


2016-17 Annual Review

Read a copy here.