Our Staff

Meet your lawyers for the environment, driven by a commitment to justice and a passion for nature. We are specialists with extensive experience in litigation, law reform and general advice in the public interest, environment and planning sector.

Our staff are based in Brisbane and travel across the state to help the community on legal matters in relation to the environment. We have an amazing management and support team who help us do our great work.

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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

Law Reform Solicitor

Revel Pointon is a litigation and law reform solicitor with EDO Qld. She works on a broad range of law reform and litigation matters concerning particularly the Great Barrier Reef, water laws, vegetation protection, coal and climate change.

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, and a Masters in Culture and Development Studies from KU Leuven, Belgium.

 

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.

 

 

Alison Rose

Solicitor

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Management & Support

  • Bronwyn Bell - Office Manager
  • PauI Perović - Digital/Relationships Manager
  • Jolee Wakefield - Media Advisor
  • Lauren Bicknell - Administration
  • Melissa McMahon - Administration

 

Management Committee

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

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