National Campaign Director 

Damien spent much of 2019 leading the Fight for the Bight movement directing Paddle Out events around Australia before working as National Day of Action event Director. Damien joins Surfrider Australia as a key figure for coastal protection having run as an indepentent in most recent Victorian state and federal elections.



Operations Manager

Growing up in the coastal town of Torquay, Jasmin has developed a strong passion for Australian oceans, beaches & culture.

Previously working in the surf industry she has experience across marketing, events & PR.



National Chair Person

Sean Doherty has written about surfing for 25 years. Editor of Tracks magazine for 10 years, a senior writer at both Surfing World and Surfer magazines, author of best-selling surfing biographies and producer of several award winning surf/conservation movies. Sean lives between Bells Beach and Byron.


Board Member

As the Surf Coast Branch President and Surfrider Life Member, John has been an active member of Surfrider Foundation since 1993 at the local, state and national level. Surfrider’s representative on the Bells Beach Advisory Committee, John has produced a number of educational kits and videos, based in Torquay.


National Director of Ocean Friendly / Board Member

Susie Crick is an eXXpedition crew member, Climate Reality leader, WaveChanger ambassador, Chair of the Boomerang Alliance and Board Director at CitizenBlue. Originally from Manly Beach, Susie is now based in the South Coast of NSW. 



Endangered Waves Director / Board Member

Craig Macintyre spent years as Sunshine Coast Branch President before moving to South Australia where he heads up our Endangered Waves Program. Craig is an active coastal conservationist, having spearheaded and assisted projects, events and campaigns at both local and state level that are creating changes and influence.


Creative Director / Board Member

Scott McClelland is a self confessed kook who has spent a career working with brands and athletes around the world. He now works with not-for-profits and helps brands to do more good for the world from Byron Bay.


Media Director 

Jeremy Richardson has a passion for media management and digital content creation. When it comes to protecting the ocean his passion for spreading a message knows no bounds. Jeremy captured numerous #fightforthebight paddle out events and directed media for the national day of action last year. Working behind the scenes is how Jeremy makes sure mother-nature is heard loudest.


Finance / Board Member

Joe Walsh supports the national team in the areas of finance and accountancy. From his home in the Gold Coast, he keeps the foundation compliant through good governance and transparency, liaising with our auditors and lodging documentation with authorities to keep our charity status and maintain our not-for-profit status.


Legal / Board Member

Josh Bull is a Lawyer specialising in Commercial Law. He has represented Australia in international surfing and continues to be active in the surf community on the North Coast of NSW, engaging with local board riders associations and competing in charity surf events, such as SURF AID.



Board Member

Laura Wells is an Environmentalist, presenter and one of Australia’s top curvy models. Holding degrees in both Biology and Law, qualifications in Environmental management systems and currently studying a Diploma of Paramedical Science; Laura’s passion for the environment, love for the ocean and interest in facilitating climate change action has led her to become a positive role model, advocate and ambassador for change.