NOFF Committee

NOFF'S strength lies in its highly skilled committee and passionate local membership base. We are not afraid to ask the tough questions, and bring facts to the media.

Peter George, President

Peter is a former Four Corners reporter and foreign correspondent, working in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. His investigative and leadership skills have guided NOFF from inception. His presentation skills have made NOFF the authoritative voice to government, business and community in Tasmania and the mainland.

Lisa Litjens, Vice-President

Lisa is an editor and writer on award-winning books. She has produced and presented environmental radio programs and campaigned on environmental issues. Having worked on political campaigns in WA, she brings political insight to NOFF in addition to writing, communication, publicity and campaigning skills. A graduate of UWA she holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Writing.

Glenn Sanders, Secretary

As a consultant to governments, universities and businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Glenn contributes specialist knowledge in research, and document and information management. He also has expertise in project management, IT software development and implementation, and policy development. He has a degree in History, a postgraduate Diploma in Librarianship (UNSW) and a Masters in electronic document management (RMIT).

Matthew Redgrove, Treasurer

Based on the mainland but having grown up in coastal Tasmania, Matthew has strong family connections to the island. His early professional background in national tourism operations and regional hospitality led into small business development and real estate. Now focussed on commercial property and privately held company investment, Matthew helps bring processes and funding opportunities that are expanding our reach.

Paul Thomas, Membership

Paul is a farmer on the Huon River, a former Huon Valley Councillor, a recent Tasmanian Landcarer of the Year and a finalist in Tasmanian Volunteer awards. He is a Life Member of the Tasmanian Greens, Life Member of the Huon Art Exhibitions Group and co-founder of Friends of Randall's Bay Coastcare (1998).

Alan Kemp, Committee

Alan has developed national award-winning mentoring programs as a teacher of English Literature and as a senior manager of a large high school. He worked on the re-election of Senator Scott Ludlam and on campaigns to save the wetlands and forests of WA and Tasmania. His strengths are ideas/creativity, communications, marketing and writing. Alan has a Philosophy and Politics degree (Swansea, UK) and a Diploma of Teaching.

Martyn Thomas, Committee

With 40 years as an advertising, marketing and media executive, Martyn brings deep experience in understanding what moves and makes markets and how to influence consumers, social trends and policy makers. Martyn was drawn to Tasmania by the promise of clean air, clean soil and clean water and is determined to ensure Tasmania lives up to that promise. He has been behind some of NOFF's most influential campaigns, including Eating Salmon? Killing Tasmania.

Dan Broun, Committee

Dan has a 25 year background in television and film production before concentrating on nature conservation and activism. He has led campaigns to protect takayna / Tarkine's natural and cultural heritage and the integrity of Tasmania's World Heritage Area from inappropriate commercial development. A keen bushwalker, he has a passion for Tasmania's wild places. He is currently manager of the Kuno Earth Media Centre and a political Adviser.

Jessica Coughlan, Campaigner

Jess brings energy, drive and campaign skills to NOFF with a background in events and marketing for not-for-profit organisations. Her experience includes public event organisation, volunteer management, site management, community development along with skills in web design, visual assets and content creation. Jess holds an Honours degree in Fine Arts from the University of Newcastle.

Dr. Bob Brown, Patron

Co-founder of The Greens and The Wilderness Society, founder of Bush Heritage Australia, former Senator Bob Brown generously contributes his vast experience, wisdom and inspiration to the campaign.

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