Our People

Environment Tasmania's Staff Team include:

Bec Hubbard – Marine Coordinator
Bec has led Environment Tasmania's marine program since 2009 and has over 13 years' experience as an environmental campaigner. She has an Honours degree in Environmental Science, and has worked on anti-nuclear, genetic engineering, and marine protection campaigns for international and local organisations including Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society in WA.

Andrew Perry – Forests Coordinator

Andrew is a seasoned campaigner, whose activism began with his work for various student unions and the National Union of Students. He has worked as Ministerial Chief of Staff for Nick McKim and the Tasmanian Greens, and with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, including two Antarctic Campaigns.

Laura Kelly - Fundraising Officer
Laura_Kelly.jpg Laura is a highly experience campaigner and community organiser. She was Director of the Climate Action Network Australia, worked with Environment Tasmania during historic negotiations on the Forest Peace Deal, and has previously worked with Greenpeace and the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers. She has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science and Feminist Theory.

Louise Josephs - Executive Support Officer
Louise has an extensive background in administration and clerical support. She has worked for Arts Tasmania and Netball Tasmania as well as the Career Development Centre (WA) prior to moving to Tasmania. Louise has a background in Fine arts and Design for Industry.

Annette Dean; Living Landscapes Coordinator
Annette has worked in project management and natural area management roles for over 25 years. She worked as CEO for the Kokoda Track Authority, as ranger in charge of national parks in NSW and Tasmania, and on various rehabilitation projects including abandoned airstrips in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and restoration of river red gum forests and wetlands in NSW.

Environment Tasmania's Management Committee consists of representatives from our member groups:

Jodie Epper - Chair

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Medal of the Order of Australia


Jodie Epper has worked in landscape restoration and community development for over 20 years. Her work has mainly been across the private land tenure, working with farmers and rural communities. She was awarded the Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society and Rural Industries. She founded the Tasmanian Landcare Fund and is passionate about community engagement and volunteer management.



Kate Webber - Treasurer
Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Corporate Governance)

Kate Webber Treasurer

Kate Webber is a Business Advisor and Accountant with Deloitte, and an Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Associate. She holds a major in Corporate Governance, a field she discovered an interest in after analysing past company collapses and recent incidents highlighting the need for governmental and corporate transparency. Kate understands the effects of human-induced climate change, and feels that the first step in building a viable and stable economy in Tasmania, her adopted home, is conservation and promotion of the State's stunning and unique environment. In the future, Kate plans to branch into sustainability accounting, an emerging and environmentally significant field.

Stuart Tanner - Vice Chair



 Stuart Tanner is an award winning architect based in Hobart, Tasmania.



David Reilly - Board Member

David_Reilly.jpg David is a Hobart-based media and communications specialist with more than a decade of experience in journalism, public relations and political communications.




Andrew Baird - Board Member

Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Education, Masters of Arts (Creative Writing)

Andy_Baird.jpgAndy Baird is the acting Deputy Director Audience Engagement and Manager of Learning and Discovery at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). He has been an environmental educator for almost 30 years during which time he has worked in the field as a park ranger and Bushcare facilitator, in the classroom as a secondary science teacher and environmental trainer, and in the forests as an activist. He was a founding member of the Natural Resource Management South Board and Peregrine Community School, and active member of numerous Rivercare/ Bushcare groups, as well as secretary of the Australia Tibet Council (Tas). His passion for environmental awareness bridges the arts and sciences, activism and education, and social and spiritual development. He has worked in environmental fields across the globe from India to Alaska, Scotland to Antarctica, but his heart is firmly in the wilds of Tasmania.

Paul Smith - Public Officer

Bachelor of Science (Forestry), Masters of Science (Political Science)

Paul Smith is an Associate in the School of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Tasmania. His research interests include wilderness management and the sustainable use of natural capital at optimal per capita levels. He is currently writing a book to propose a new political institution designed to improve the ability of democratic governments to produce competent long-term policy and improve environmental outcomes.