The Committee

The Committee is a formidable group. Its members have helped shaped the Tasmania we love today through protection of our wild places. The dream that unites them is to see the original Lake Pedder and her surrounding iconic ecosystems in the South West wilderness restored to its original beauty. 

Christine Milne


Former Vice President of IUCN, former leader of the Australian Green Party and current Global Greens Ambassador took up the role of Co-Convenor of the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee in the lead up the United Nations Decade of Ecological Restoration (2021-2030) to campaign for an agreement by the summer of 2021-22, to restore Lake Pedder and surrounding environs.

Todd Dudley

Deputy Convenor

President of the North East Bioregional Network, Todd is based on the East Coast of Tasmania. He has been involved in bush regeneration and ecological restoration for 35 years.

In recognition of his long term commitment to the protection, maintenance and restoration of the natural environment Todd was awarded the Tasmanian Pride of Australia medal for conservation in 2014 and the Australian Conservation Foundations 2018 Peter Rawlinson Award.

Tabatha Badger


An avid bushwalker and landscape photographer, Tabatha is a member of the Lake Pedder Restoration Management Committee and actively involved in campaign coordination and communications. Tabatha has been drawn to the restoration of Lake Pedder as a symbol of hope that we can restore and protect our valuable wilderness.

Simon Moreau


Simon is a passionate conservationist steaming from a business and finance background, joining the campaign to restore Pedder after the inspiration of the 2020 Paddle for Pedder.

Management Committee

Bob Brown

Co-founder of The Greens and The Wilderness Society and founder of Bush Heritage Australia, Dr Bob Brown is one of Australia’s most well-known, adored conservationists and politician. One of the … arrested taking a stand against the Franklin Dam on the day of his release Bob was elected into the Tasmanian House of Assembly in which he served for 10 years before being elected into the Senate where he championed human and climate justice. Since leaving the Parliament in 2012 Bob has set up the Bob Brown Foundation to support numerous environmental campaigns including the ongoing call to restore Lake Pedder.


Paul Thomas

Cygnet farmer, Paul Thomas, walked into the original Lake Pedder as a teenager. Paul is a former Huon Valley Councillor, Life Member of the Tasmanian Greens, Life Member of the Huon Art Exhibitions Group, Co-founder of Friends of Randall’s Bay Coastcare (1998), current Tasmanian Landcarer of the Year and a finalist in this years Tasmanian Volunteer awards.

Dick Friend

Captivated by Lake Pedder on first sight in 1972, Dick began with volunteering for the Lake Pedder Action Committee & the United Tasmania Group; representing Tasmanian on the national student executive and ACF; being Director of the Tasmanian Environment Centre; CEO of TasCoss; standing for State Parliament;

Patsy Jones

As a new arrival to Tasmania in the early 1970s, Patsy supported the movement to save the lake from inundation. In the years since then she has refused to give up the fight to drain the lake and restore that natural wonder.

Hilary Bennell

Hilary first visited the original Lake Pedder in 1968 after a trip to Federation Peak Captivated by the beauty she spent several months there in the following years taking people and studying with botanists and sociologists and the TUBS  study group Actively involved in all campaigns to save and restore the lake she believes it is only a matter of time and enlightenment before it resurfaces

Meahd Farnaby

Conservationist, tree climber and passionate Volunteer, Meahd dedicates herself to the protection of Tasmania’s precious forests, protecting and restoring our natural world for future generations.