Dr Anne Stuart (Chair)

Dr Anne Stuart has worked as an educator, principal policy officer in State Government natural resource management and is now a Adjunct Research Fellow, lecturer and tutor in Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Anne brings to ZEB a project management focus and purposeful thinking. She has years of experience in working with diverse stakeholder groups, across all levels of government and community groups. Anne has lived in the Byron Shire for over 30 years, making it home with her partner and their children.

Sebastian Crangle (Secretary)

Sebastian Crangle was appointed to the Board in September 2022.  Seb is a sustainability consultant, specialising in energy efficiency, thermal performance and renewable energy.

He is an accredited assessor with Residential Efficiency Scorecard, a national program supporting households to lower their energy consumption and carbon footprint, by implementing practical, customised solutions to their homes. He also serves on the National Advisory Panel and Quality Advisory Panel of the Scorecard program, delivered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victorian State Government).

Wren (Rebecca) McLean

Wren McLean has a strong sense of responsibility to protect the health of our planet for future generations of all species and has committed her working life to the environmental sector. As a conservation professional, her experience covers varied projects in the fields of protected area management, biodiversity conservation, environmental education and ecological restoration and has led her to establish strong project management and collaboration skills.

Wren has a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management and attained 1st class Honours for her research on the Southern Cassowary.

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Dr Andy Baker

Dr Andy Baker is a highly respected fire and vegetation ecologist with 25 years of experience across the NSW North Coast and South East Queensland. Since founding Wildsite Ecological Services in 1997, Andy has established himself as a leading regional expert in fire ecology and the restoration of fire-dependent Eucalypt forests and heathlands. Since 2018, Andy is also a lecturer at Southern Cross University, lecturing in Fire Ecology & Management, Plant Identification & Conservation and Plant Biology.
Andy has a deep working knowledge of fire ecology and management and works closely with traditional Aboriginal custodians, government agencies, non-government organisations and local communities. He is a key opinion leader in ecological fire management and the restoration of open ecosystems and is renowned for his big-picture approach to addressing complex fire and biodiversity issues.

Simon Richardson

Simon Richardson served as a Councillor in Byron Shire for 13 years, including 9 years as the Mayor of Byron Shire. He initiated various sustainability and emission reduction projects across both the Council organisation and wider Shire.

Since retiring from office in 2021, Simon has established, Launcher, a consultancy based on helping make great ideas happen. He also speaks across the country on being safe on social media, and in case his workload was insufficient, is co-founder and Director of Bewilderness, an immersive, interactive arts activation company.


Vicki Brooke - Zero Emissions Byron Founding Chair

Having worked on climate change impacts for more than 20 years, Vicki Brooke became a founding member of Zero Emissions Byron at its inception in 2015, and served as our Chair from 2016 to 2020.

For nearly four years, Vicki initiated and ran a small not-for-profit campaign, 100-Go-Solar, to encourage Byron businesses to install solar. It achieved its goal in 2018, reaching 100 installed businesses with a total of 1.5MW renewable energy.

Tireless, determined, and always full of ideas, Vicki wrote many successful grant applications for ZEB, and has drawn in a range of people to become involved in ZEB activities.

One of her passions was to establish the project now known as the Replant Byron Alliance: tallying trees planted in Byron Shire to help sequester carbon and climate change mitigation, and calculating their carbon drawdown. This has involved liaison and coordination with many people throughout the community. Replant Byron also established the Shire’s first Community Forest at The Farm, another of Vicki’s initiatives.

Apart from her ZEB work, a passionate music and arts lover, Vicki has generously organised frequent classical music events for friends and neighbours in the beautiful gardens of her Eureka home.

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