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Our Executive Team


Lyndon Schneiders, National Campaigns Director

Lyndon Schneiders was appointed National Campaigns Director for The Wilderness Society in 2011, following a lifetime of activism for the natural world—including more than a decade as The Wilderness Society Queensland Campaign Manager.

Lyndon is an experienced and well-connected advocate with extensive networks throughout all parties in the Australian Parliament and throughout a number of State Parliaments. He has deep relationships with corporate Australia, particularly through various peak industry associations, the investment and finance industry, and throughout the trade union movement.

The depth and breadth of Lyndon’s campaign expertise is attributed to his experience undertaking leadership roles in several seminal environment campaigns.

These include:

  • The protection of more than one million hectares of wilderness on Cape York Peninsula as national park and Aboriginal land in Far North Queensland.
  • As a lead negotiator in the historic Tasmanian Forest Agreement made between environmental groups, trade unions and the logging industry which gained World Heritage protection of the magnificent Florentine, Styx and Weld forests in south west Tasmania.
  • The successful campaign to stop the construction of the $40 billion gas plant at James Price Point in the western Kimberley, north of Broome.

Lyndon is an experienced media spokesperson and regularly writes columns for The Australian newspaper, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He is a past Churchill Fellow and recipient of the Centenary of Federation medal for outstanding contributions to the protection of the environment.

Lyndon now lives in Sydney with his partner Felicity Wade and their two children, Flynn and Juneau.


Matt Brennan, Chief Operating Officer

Matt is responsible for enabling The Wilderness Society's creative and communications, membership and fundraising as well as its operational areas—including finance, administration, strategic planning, risk management, infrastructure management, governance and compliance.

Matt graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney with a Bachelor of Business and Accounting in 1990. He is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and has completed courses in leadership and transformational change

Prior to joining The Wilderness Society in 2011, Matt worked for Brookfield Multiplex Ltd for 12 years and held senior national executive roles including CFO Residential Property; and Commercial Manager, Developments.

Matt lives in Sydney with his wife Nicky and daughters Rosie and Bridie (no dog yet).