Our Staff


Jo-Anne Bragg

CEO, Solicitor

Jo-Anne is EDO Qld's CEO. The longest serving EDO solicitor in Australia, Jo joined EDO Qld in 1992 after working in company and commercial law with Minter Ellison in Sydney.

For the past 25-plus years, Jo has been dedicated to providing legal advice and education to Queensland communities.  She has been instrumental in the reformation of Queensland’s environmental laws, including successfully advocating for expanded third party enforcement rights. Jo has worked on more than 20 successful test cases concerning Commonwealth and State environmental laws.

Jo-Anne graduated from Sydney University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws.

 

Sean Ryan

Principal Solicitor

As EDO Qld's Principal Solicitor, Sean is responsible for the integrity of advice and casework.

Having worked for all levels of government and a range of industries on broad ranging environmental issues, Sean brings a broad perspective to assisting the community and public interest. Sean worked for both government and in private consultancy before moving onto a six-year stint in private law practice with Corrs Chambers Westgarth He joined EDO Qld in 2011. 

Sean has degrees in both law and environmental science as well as a Masters in Environmental Law from the University of Queensland.

 

Andrew Kwan

Senior Solicitor

Andrew works primarily on litigation and advice.  His love of the outdoors has led him to be an environmental specialist with experience spanning environmental law, science and policy.  

Before joining the EDO in August 2013, Andrew was a senior lawyer with the Queensland environmental department. Andrew’s experience includes developing natural resource policy and legislation for the Queensland government, advising on UK and European Union law and policy with the UK’s central environmental department, and working as a conservation biologist with the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society.

Andrew holds degrees in law and science from Adelaide University.

 

Revel Pointon

Senior Solicitor

Revel's work centres on law reform, advice and education with EDO Qld. She focuses on ensuring that our environmental laws and policies adequately protect our environment, provide for accountable and transparent governance and provide meaningful community participation in decisions that affect our environment and communities. She also provides educational workshops and materials on law reform matters to help empower the community to engage in law and policy that affects the environments of concern to them, and their health, as well as general legal advice. 

Revel commenced work with EDO Qld in 2011 and returned in 2014 after taking a year off to complete a masters degree overseas. Prior to working at EDO, Revel worked at Minter Ellison in their planning and environment team, after starting her career as a paralegal with boutique firm Robert Milne Legal.

Revel has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Environmental Management from the University of Queensland, a Masters in Culture and Development Studies from KU Leuven, Belgium and a Graduate Certificate in Policy and Governance from Queensland University of Technology.

 

Alison Rose

Solicitor

Alison advises on the legal aspects of environmental assessment and compliance of major energy and resources projects for EDO Qld.

She brings more than ten years' experience in community engagement, research and providing long-term equitable solutions working in law firms, non-government organisations and education. Her diverse experience brings a broad commercial and community perspective to her role. 

Alison holds a Juris Doctor (With Distinction) from the University of Southern Queensland and a Bachelor of Arts from Charles Sturt University.

 

Kate Grudzinskas

Solicitor

Kate primarily works on litigation and advice, with a focus on the regulation of resource activities.

Before joining EDO Qld in 2017 Kate worked in policy roles with the Queensland Government, and in generalist practice.

Kate is an admitted Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Environment from Griffith University.

Kate is passionate about access to justice, and using the law to protect Queensland’s unique biodiversity.

Juanita Williams

Solicitor and Advice-line Coordinator

Juanita is now primarily involved in overseeing EDO Qld’s advice line services which includes providing general advice to clients on public interest environmental law matters.

In her first three years as a solicitor, Juanita has worked on several major litigation matters in multiple jurisdictions. She has been actively involved in cases for the Galilee Basin objection hearings including the Adani Carmichael Land Court hearing and more recently the New Acland Coal objection hearing, which is now considered the largest public interest environmental Land Court matter in Australia’s history.

A previous EDO volunteer, Juanita also holds a Bachelor of Laws with 2nd class Honours from Southern Cross University and owns and operates her own business.

 

Jane Dillon

Education and Law Reform Solicitor

Jane primarily works on community legal education as well as law reform and legal advice work.

Before joining EDO Qld in 2018, Jane worked in commercial litigation with Clayton Utz and with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), helping introduce their Container Deposit Scheme. She additionally has more than 20 years’ experience in stakeholder communication and management, and environmental journalism, in addition to being an admitted solicitor. 

Jane volunteered extensively for EDO NSW while completing her studies. She holds a Juris Doctor from University of Technology, Sydney, a Master of Professional Communication from University of Southern Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from University of Southern Queensland and Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from Charles Sturt University.

 

Management & Support

  • Bronwyn Bell - Operations Manager
  • Lauren Bicknell - Administrative Assistant
  • Max Hutton - Fundraising Executive
  • Anthony Gough - Media and Comms Executive (contact)

Management Committee

  • Rachel Eberhard - Chair
  • Paul Rees - Secretary
  • Anne-Maree Elliott - Treasurer
  • Vikki McLeod - Member
  • Dan Morton - Member

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