Marine Restoration Coordinator on the water in Port Phillip Bay
Simon Branigan Marine Restoration Coordinator on the water in Port Phillip Bay © Ben Cleveland

Our People

Simon Branigan

Marine Restoration Coordinator

Australia

  • Areas of Expertise

    coastal and estuarine restoration, environmental management, marine ecology

Biography

Simon is particularly passionate about marine and coastal restoration – a passion informed by growing up fishing and diving in Queensland, spending many years of surfing throughout Australia and spending 15 years working in restoration in estuarine and coastal ecosystems. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, he worked at the Victorian National Parks Association. He has also been on the Board of Directors for Surfrider Foundation Australia and as Chairperson for Environment Tasmania.

As our Marine Restoration Coordinator, Simon’s main area of focus is the development of our Great Southern Seascapes program in Victoria, which centres around restoring the lost shellfish reefs of Port Phillip Bay and making a significant and lasting contribution to the restoration and conservation of the states estuarine and coastal ecosystems.

Simon has a Master of Environmental Management from The University of Tasmania. He commenced working at TNC in 2014 and works from his home office in Ocean Grove and our Melbourne office.

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