Dr Tim Seelig – Coordinator
Dr Tim Seelig is the Coordinator of Queensland Conservation Council. He was previously Queensland Campaigns Manager for The Wilderness Society. Over the last decade Tim has worked on a number of major environmental campaigns and efforts to put and keep nature on the political agenda. Most recently has been leading the advocacy for stronger tree-clearing laws in Queensland. Tim has a background in social and environmental activism, non-government sector campaigning, and academic research and teaching. He has formal qualifications in politics and political philosophy, public policy, Higher Ed teaching, and has a PhD in urban sociology. But his passion is the environment, and he is dedicated to protecting nature and making the planet a better place for his children.
Liz Murphy-Forrester – Organisational Development and Member Engagement
Liz's role at Queensland Conservation Council is Organisational Development and Member Engagement. Liz has a background in administration, peace and conflict resolution, emergency services, community organising and campaigning. She has worked on administrative audits, organisational systems development, change management, capacity development and the implementation of organisational systems and change. She was involved in anti-nuclear and peace campaigns in South Australia. In Tasmania she worked in the area of sustainable building and the development of local produce markets. Liz has a Masters in Peace and Conflict Resolution. Liz is particularly interested in social change through participatory processes. She believes in the strength of diversity and working together to achieve strong, positive and effective outcomes.
Caspian Bahram – Community Organiser and Digital Campaigner
Caspian is Queensland Conservation Council’s Community Organiser and Digital Campaigner. They have a background in grassroots organising and community building around a range of social issues, such as LGBT+ rights, refugee rights, poverty and climate change. Most recently, they helped establish the Queensland Anti-Poverty Network, tackling welfare issues and homelessness in Australia. Caspian believes in the power of communities to unify and take back control of their own interests. They are passionate about making sure that social movements are accessible to those who need them most and those who are often left behind. They see in the environment movement the potential to bring together all kinds of people from all walks of life, and create unity and solidarity in the face of a common crisis.
Lisa Cliff - Climate Change Policy Officer
Lisa is Queensland Conservation Council’s Climate Change Policy Officer. She has a background in climate solutions advocacy with the non-profit sector, environmental science, and government administration. Most recently living in eastern Washington state, United States, Lisa was working with environmental and social justice non-profits to educate communities on environmental sustainability and to build political will for lasting solutions to climate change. Previously a Climate Change Policy Officer with the Australian Capital Territory Government, Lisa brings practical experience from developing and implementing climate adaptation and mitigation policy at a local government scale. She has a passion for solving environmental challenges and believes informed and empowered communities are essential to address climate change.