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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 relocated to Mpartwe/Alice Springs from Sydney, where he completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney majoring in Environmental Studies and Plant Science, as well as completing Honours in Geography. Alex has published an academic paper on Sydney’s renewable energy transition, in addition to tutoring geography at USyd.

Alex loves to hike and camp, read about Indigenous history and Indigenous land management practices, cook tasty savoury treats and develop his native plant identification skills.  He is excited to be in Mpartwe/Alice Springs, to continue the fight to protect water, land, climate and culture. 


Hannah Ekin
Fracking Campaign Coordinator

Hannah Ekin first became involved in the anti-fracking campaign as a member of the Central Australian Frack Free Alliance community group. Hannah holds a degree in geography and has a long-held interest in the politics of land use and extraction.

Prior to moving to Central Australia, Hannah spent several years living in Indonesia researching and making art about struggles against eviction and the privatisation of Jakarta Bay. In Indonesia, Hannah was introduced to many great examples of community organising and coalition building for environmental justice goals, principles she always aims to apply her work in Central Australia.