Plastic Oceans Australasia has some wonderful and amazing people contributing to our missions. On this page we list Our Board Members and Staff, and Our Volunteers.
Ricki Hersburgh - Executive Director and board member
Ricki is a passionate and dynamic executive manager with expertise in start-ups in the charity space. Ricki has over 25 years of marketing / public relations / fundraising and sales experience.
Dr Jennifer Lavers - Board member
Jennifer is an avid adventurer and has a PhD in Marine Biology. She was awarded the AIPS Young Australian Scientist of the Year Award in 2011 and is a featured scientist in the Plastic Oceans film.
Alex Fearnside - Chair of the Board
Alex is a collaborative enterprise specialist with twenty years experience in environmental advocacy and executive management in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Amanda is a public policy consultant and lawyer who has over 25 years of experience in environmental advocacy and senior management in government, business and with leading not-for-profits.
Stephanie Karras - Education Coordinator
Stephanie is a recent graduate from the Master of Environment and Sustainability at Monash University and has always had a love for wildlife and the environment. She is determined to help schools go single use plastic-free.
Annabelle has been volunteering for POA since November 2017, setting up and managing our social media accounts. She has a background in science communication and feels strongly about protecting the environment. She's a keen swimmer and a ruthless street-and-beach rubbish collector.