Former Board Directors

We stand on the shoulders of the incredible women who have gone before us and made a difference.

Discover some of the remarkable environmentalists who have been integral to WELA through their roles as former Directors of the WELA Board below. 

Karen Alexander OAM

Founder and 2021 - 2023 Board Member, WELA

Karen is a campaign and not-for-profit governance expert. A former Chair of Bush Heritage and Environment Manager of the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), Karen was a lead organiser of the famous campaign to stop the Franklin Dam and helped form the Tasmanian WIlderness Society and was co-director of the National Wilderness Society. She was on the first Council of the Victorian Greens and developed strategy and communications for Federal elections. She has worked with the Environmental committees for her local council and developed the Victoria Naturally Alliance, led by Victoria National Parks Association.   

Karen’s leadership has focused on enabling others to do their job well. Her vision of an active program of support for women to become leaders in the environment movement, that recognises everyone has a leadership role to play, has driven the format of WELA to date.

Judy Lambert AM

Founder and 2021 - 2023 Board Member, WELA

Judy is a passionate environmental advocate and collaborator. She helped found the NSW Wilderness Society, and was National Liaison Officer for The Wilderness Society in Canberra. She became a consultant to the Federal Environment Minister and co-founded an environmental consulting business, Community Solutions. She was the first national campaign coordinator and policy coordinator for the Australian Greens and was elected to Manly Council, and has held leading roles in many community environmental groups. 

Judy sees herself as someone who sees a need and fills the gap by stepping in. She places strong emphasis on working with people, and operates on respect and trust based on sound, fact-based argument. She has been instrumental in the governance and foundations of WELA since it was conceived.

Imogen Jubb

2021 - 2023 Board Member, WELA

Imogen is the National Manager of the Zero Carbon Communities program at Beyond Zero Emissions, and a Director of the Australian Energy Foundation. Imogen is also an Alumni of the WELA leadership development program.

Cherry Muddle

2021 - 2023 Board Member, WELA

As the Great Barrier Reef Campaigner with the Australian Marine Conservation Society, Cherry continues to lead successful campaigns to protect the Great Barrier Reef. Cherry co-founded Macleay Living Sustainably, a grassroots group in the Macleay Valley to empower the community to live sustainably and take climate action. Cherry is also an Alumni of the WELA leadership development program.