Fight for the Reef
Fight for the Reef

Our team and media contacts

Campaign team

Darren Kindleysides

The Australian Marine Conservation Society Director

Darren Kindleysides has worked at the Australian Marine Conservation Society since 2009.

He’s directed on a variety of issues including marine protected area establishment, threatened species conservation, sustainable fisheries management and mitigating the environmental impacts of marine industries, coastal development and shipping.



Imogen Zethoven

Fight For Our Reef Campaign Director

Before joining AMCS, Imogen led a global shark conservation campaign for The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington DC, WWF’s global climate campaign, PowerSwitch! in Berlin and WWF’s Great Barrier Reef campaign. In recognition of her achievements, Imogen received the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award at the World Conservation Congress in 2004, shared with the late Hon. Virginia Chadwick.



Dr Lissa Schindler

Fight For Our Reef Senior Campaigner (Brisbane)

Lissa is a marine ecologist who has worked in marine conservation both in Australia and overseas. She has spent time in the Philippines helping local communities manage their marine resources and also worked in the Galapagos Islands undertaking scientific surveys.



Shannon Hurley

Fight For Our Reef Campaigner (Brisbane)

When Shannon’s not in the office you can find her underwater. She loves escaping to the alien planet that’s bustling with life under the waves and capturing its beauty and complexity through photography. Her passion for marine conservation began during her university days.




David Cazzulino

Fight For Our Reef Community Campaigner (Cairns)

David was born and raised in Cairns. Growing up visiting the Great Barrier Reef with his family, David knows the unique beauty of our Reef and how much communities depend on healthy corals for their livelihood. David’s been part of the fight to protect our Reef since 2013 when he first heard about plans to unlock the Galilee basin and industrialise our Reef.



Sandra Williams

Fight For Our Reef Community Campaigner (The Whitsundays)

Sandra Williams has lived and worked on our Reef coast for over 40 years. It was the magnificent Whitsunday Coast and islands that stole her heart though and where she chose to settle and raise a family.




Tony Fontes

Fight For Our Reef Community Campaigner (The Whitsundays)

Tony’s passion for our Great Barrier Reef comes from 35 years as a dive operator in the Whitsunday region of Queensland. That same passion has led him to a variety of roles in Reef protection. He has sat on numerous committees with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), on the Great Barrier Reef Consultative Committee and is the chair of the Whitsunday Local Marine Advisory Committee.



Ingrid Neilson

Communications and Relationships Manager

Ingrid has a long history with marine conservation and the environment sector in Australia. Since her early years, Ingrid has surveyed whales and sea birds on the eastern coastline. Ingrid worked on the South-east Queensland Forest Agreement on policy issues, community campaigning and conducting botanical surveys in South-east Queensland.



Gemma Freeman, Communications and Media Officer

Shane Cucow, Digital Communications Officer


Media Contacts

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