Our Team


The Places You Love Alliance is governed by a Management Committee with day-to-day operations implemented through a Campaign Leadership team.

PYL Alliance Management Committee

  • Brendan Sydes, Environmental Justice Australia
  • Kelly O’Shanassy, Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Kate Smolski, Nature Conservation Council NSW
  • Lyndon Schneiders, The Wilderness Society
  • Dermot O’Gorman, WWF-Australia
  • Paul Sullivan, CEO, Birdlife Australia
  • Erica Martin, CEO, Humane Society International Australia


PYL Alliance Leadership Team

  • Nicola Rivers, Environmental Justice Australia
  • Rachel Walmsley, Environment Defenders Office NSW
  • Suzanne Milthorpe, The Wilderness Society
  • Nicola Beynon, Humane Society International Australia
  • Alexia Wellbelove, Humane Society International Australia
  • James Trezise, Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Jess Abrahams, Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Margaret Quixley, Birdlife Australia  
  • Malene Hand, WWF - Australia