Amanda MartinAmanda Martin – Chief Executive Officer

Amanda Martin has worked in philanthropy for nearly a decade, having worked as Executive Officer for the Poola Foundation for four years before helping to establish the AEGN in 2009.



Ione McLeanIone McLean – Operations & Outreach Manager

Ione McLean has 14 years of experience in the energy efficiency and greenhouse gas abatement field.  During this time she worked in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors developing and running energy efficiency programs



Esther Abram – Giving Green Manager

Esther has over 20 years experience in the not-for-profit sector, working in senior leadership roles for environmental and philanthropic organisations. For the past three years Esther was employed by



Louise O’Halloran – Finance Sector Specialist

Louise was the group executive director of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) and RI Academy for 11 years until November 2012 when she relocated to Leura in the world heritage listed Blue Mountains.



Karen Price

Karen Price – Bookkeeper

Karen Price joined the AEGN in March 2010.   Prior to that, Karen was involved with Victorian Women’s Housing Association, a not for profit organisation in the social housing sector, as Treasurer, focusing on financial



HeTD3A1348idi Taylor – Events and Office Coordinator

Heidi has 18 years experience working in administration and events across a variety of different organisations including Beyond Blue, the CFMEU, Victoria Police, NSW Fire Brigades, the Productivity Commission and The Nature Conservancy.


Briana ThompsonBriana Thompson – Events and Office Assistant

Briana has worked in the not-for-profit industry for more than a decade, most recently as a Sustainability Strategist at The Republic of Everyone. Prior to that she spent 7 years with the Green Building Council of Australia driving the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.



Jennifer Grindrod - Photo ThumbnailJen Grindrod – Coordinator Indigenous Land Management Funder Group

Jen has extensive experience in the environmental not-for-profit sector, primarily in strategic planning, grant and project management for protected areas – both in private conservation and Indigenous Land Management.




 _DSC2474Mia Lumb – Communications Manager

Mia joins AEGN with more than 10 years’ experience in communications and marketing roles in not-for-profit, cultural, and media organisations. She spent seven years at the ABC marketing programs and content for the international marketplace, and has consulted for Natural History Museum London and Centennial Parklands.