Staff

Due to our limited funding, there aren’t many of us.  But what we lack in numbers we make up in enthusiasm and knowledge!

Supported by a strong team of volunteers, we are working hard to protect the WA environment.

  • Tim Macknay

    Principal Solicitor

    Tim Macknay

    Born and bred in Western Australia, Tim graduated in Law with Honours from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 and was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management from Murdoch University in 2007. While at law school, Tim received a peacebuilder’s award from the Australian Government for foreign aid work undertaken in East Timor. After graduation, Tim served as Associate to the Late David Malcolm AC, Chief Justice of Western Australia. Tim has worked in environmental law and policy since 2006, including work for industry in private practice, government work and pro bono work for environmental NGOs and community legal centres. He is a past President of the WA Branch of the National Environmental Law Association. Before commencing at EDOWA, Tim had a senior legal role with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

  • Victoria Sozzi

    Solicitor

    Victoria Sozzi

    Victoria graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2017. She completed her Practical Legal Training at EDOWA in 2018 and was admitted to practice in November 2018.

    Victoria’s work at EDOWA has had a strong biodiversity focus. In particular, Victoria has prepared advice relating to native vegetation and environmental assessment and approvals processes, and has assisted in negotiating Warden’s Court matters. Outside of work, Victoria can be found somewhere sunny reading a good book.

  • Sarah Flynne

    Solicitor

    Sarah Flynne

    Sarah graduated from the Curtin University in 2016, and completed a Master of Environmental Law at University of Melbourne in 2018. She completed her Practical Legal Training at EDOWA in 2017 and was admitted to practice in June 2018.

    Sarah’s work at EDOWA has included advice and representation on a range of environmental issues, but lately her work has been focused on climate change and fracking. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys travelling, scoping out markets and dog-spotting.

  • Ruby Hamilton

    Solicitor

    Ruby Hamilton

    Ruby graduated from the UWA Juris Doctor in 2017. She completed her Practical Legal Training at EDOWA in 2018 and was admitted to practice in December 2018.

    Ruby’s work at EDOWA has included advice on forests, land tenure and environmental approvals as well as assisting with merits appeals and judicial review. Outside of work, Ruby can be found swimming laps or optimistically supporting the Fremantle Dockers.

  • Rebecca Chapple

    Bookkeeper

    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.