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Our People

Adrian Tomlinson

Adrian holds degrees in environmental engineering and philosophy.  He brings experience in advocating and working for water security in both Western Australia and the Northern Territory, with Government, community and industry.

In Western Australia, Adrian worked to protect drinking water supplies from contamination and then as a Manager for the Swan-Canning Cleanup Program, a catchment wide program to keep Perth’s waterways healthy.  In the Northern Territory Adrian has worked as a water resources planner with the Department  of Environment, Parks and Water Security.

Roz Walden
Operations Manager

Roz is a progessive, senior leader who is passionate about strengthening the community sector and promoting the value of place-based community advocacy organisations. Holding undergraduate management qualifications and a Masters in Environmental Management, Roz brings to ALEC her 15+ years’ experience in leadership and management spanning not-for-profit environmental advocacy, environmental consultancy, small business, tourism, and events.

Prior to joining ALEC, Roz headed up ALEC's sister organisation in far North Queensland so is familiar with the sector, advocacy and workings of local environment centres. As Operations Manager, Roz manages ALEC’s operational systems to deliver improved organisational effectiveness and capacity to help the organisation reach its goals.


Alex Vaughan

Policy Officer

Alex is passionate about caring for the arid and semi-arid lands. He engages with policy and advocacy opportunities across water, biodiversity conservation, mining and climate. Currently, he is a Masters of Climate Change student, having previously completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Studies and Plant Science, and Honours in Geography.

Alex loves to hike, read, cook savoury treats and slowly improve his plant ID skills. He is grateful to be based in Mpartwe Alice Springs to continue the fight to better conserve water, land, climate and culture. 


Hannah Ekin
Fracking Campaign Coordinator

Hannah organises locally and up the Stuart highway as part of a broad coalition committed to stopping fracking in the NT. 

In a time and place where it's clear that things need to drastically change to address ongoing injustice compounded by runaway climate change, Hannah is interested in the question of how we can best work collectively to overcome vested interests and system inertia to achieve environmental justice goals.

Lucy Snedden - Fundraising and Community Support Coordinator

Lucy lived in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) for five years and is now based in Naarm (Melbourne). They are passionate about and have worked in ecological restoration, environmental advocacy and community engagement with local landscapes/Country.  They love hiking and camping out bush and are constantly in awe of the beauty and resilience of the plants of the arid lands. They have been working in the Fundraising and Community Support role with ALEC since October 2023.


Ace Goddard - Operations Coordinator

Ace first got involved with ALEC through learning about central Australian gardening practices at the Alice Springs Community Garden. Committee member, all rounded, found her way into the ALEC office supporting the Operations Manager. Ace has a passion for team work, information management and systems. Ace’s background is in information management, librarianship and has a passion for public libraries. Ace grew up in Naarm and came to Mparntwe in 2017.




Meret MacDonald - Communications, Campaigns and Community Engagement

Bio to come.