On Thursday 25 June 2020, we farewelled our wise and fearless CEO and leader, Brendan Sydes. For 15 years Brendan worked tirelessly to use the law to protect nature and wildlife. It was by sheer coincidence that we farewelled Brendan 15 years to the day when he first joined EJA (then EDO Victoria).
“A leader who was unafraid to take on anyone and anybody.” – Lane Crockett, EJA Board Chair
During his time as CEO Brendan assembled a group of brilliant minds and gave them the freedom to set about their work delivering environmental justice for nature and community. Without Brendan’s leadership, EJA could not have become the institute it has. Thanks to his work, Environmental Justice Australia is a force to reckoned with – using the power of the law to protect our forests, rivers and wildlife, clean up our air and water and secure a safe climate for our kids and grandkids.
“We can walk amongst the forests you’ve protected, we can breathe cleaner air because you fought the big logging and energy industries.” – Kelly O’Shanassy, CEO, ACF