Simon and Natalie have recently returned to Australia after a few years in London, making Brisbane their new home. They love the access to the bush and ocean that Brisbane provides, but are appalled at the lack of coverage of damage to the Great Barrier Reef and the massive land clearing rates in Queensland. While legislation was recently passed to address Queensland land clearing they note that this will need ongoing vigilance.
Simon will be well known to many members, having served on the AEGN board from 2008 to 2014. Simon and Natalie are funding the AEGN to help increase support to the environment. They also fund marine biodiversity and wildlife preserves with Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Bush Heritage.