Archives: Staff & Members

The current Management Committee of the EDO.

Clare Ward-Noonan

Clare is a solicitor at Tottle Partners practicing primarily in commercial litigation. In 2015, Clare worked as the Research Associate to the Hon Justice McLure, the former President of the Court of Appeal. She has a strong interest in administrative law and environmental law, having tutored in these subjects at the University of Western Australia and having completed her Honours thesis in an area of mining and environmental law in 2014.

Andrew Disney

Andrew Disney graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1996, first working as an environmental manager with Santos Ltd in Adelaide before moving to Brisbane in 2001 as an environmental lawyer for Corrs and Freehills. In 2003, Andrew moved to Perth and focused on corporate and resources law at Freehills and Steinepreis Paganin before becoming a director at EMK Lawyers in July 2017, a specialist corporate and resources law firm. Andrew has acted on initial public offers and general equity capital markets transactions. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions by way of takeover, scheme of arrangement, trade sale or other means. Andrew is interested in acting for sustainable businesses, and has pursued a client base that reflects this. Outside work, Andrew has volunteered at the EDO in Sydney and various charitable and environmental organisations over the past 20 years. He is passionate about bushwalking and outdoor adventures.

Emiko Watanabe

Emiko is currently studying her Bachelor of Laws at Murdoch University. She has been volunteering with EDOWA since March 2017 and in February 2019 took on the Office Manager role. With her existing background in sustainable development, Emiko has always been passionate about environmental protection and conservation.

Prior to her law studies, Emiko has experience in sustainability consulting and arts management, and has always gravitated towards work that benefits the community. When she’s not at EDOWA, you can find her at a local gig, art exhibition or on the radio at RTRFM.

Rebecca Chapple

Rebecca is a qualified Bookkeeper and BAS agent with a passion for conservation who loves using her skills to contribute to the EDO’s work.  Outside of work she loves to travel and spend time in nature when not running around after her three year old son.